Typically, if a presidential candidate for any country wanted to take away liberty once elected, being honest about it before an election is usually a recipe for defeat. Look no further than the 2008 presidential campaign.
However, there is a candidate in Egypt who has decided to just come out and say Muslim women will all be force to wear the hijab if he’s elected. Pay attention to the first sentence in this news report. Notice how the man is referred to as an “ultra-conservative.” It is a misnomer intended to compare a Muslim globalist with the right wing. In reality, it is the left wing with which such people align. In fact, it was the conservatives of the west who warned about the left’s love affair with the Arab Spring.
Via Al Arabiya News:
An ultra-conservative Egyptian presidential hopeful has said that if he is elected as head of state he would force women to wear the hijab (veil) or “change creed,” adding that Islam provides no guarantees of personal freedom.
“If you claim that Allah considers it your personal freedom, show me your reference. Nobody has ever said that – except for people who have no understanding of the Shariah,” Hazem Saleh Abu Ismail, a long-time supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood, said in a recent interview with the Egypt’s Tahrir TV.
He said that if he is elected president he would enforce the hijab on women and that if they do not want to wear it, they have to change their “creed.”
He did not elaborate on what he meant by changing their “creed” and whether this meant changing their religion, knowing that such a move is strictly forbidden under the Shariah law and could result in capital punishment.
Ismail, who was previously charged under the regime of Hosni Mubarak for “endangering national security,” said that by seeking to enforce the veil on women he was only obeying Allah’s commands.
“You see, this is the difficulty; this is Islam. Does she want to be a Muslim and not obey Allah’s rules? Let them say so; that’s all I ask; let them be honorable and just speak up,” he said.
Like so many clear-minded individuals said long before Mubarak fell. Whatever replaces him will be much worse.
h/t Weasel Zippers