Religious freedom could lead to devil worship: Salafist leader
The latest draft of the constitution does not reflect what was agreed by the Constituent Assembly, Salafist assembly member Yasser Borhamy said Tuesday. Several articles that had been agreed upon by the assembly, and others that had been suggested for inclusion, had been removed from the latest draft, Borhamy said via a statement on the Salafist Nour Party's Facebook page.
"We will not compromise on several of the removed articles," Borhamy said, especially those relating to rights and freedoms.
He added that rights and freedoms should only be protected under the constitution if they do not "violate society's norms." He did not elaborate on what those norms were.
He said some freedoms should be restricted to prevent other norms from being violated. (continue reading...)