8/8/11, "Sharia execution urged for Mubarak," The Australian, Marie Colvin
"THE spokesman for Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, which portrays itself as a moderate Islamic movement, has called for execution and hand amputations if the Mubaraks are found guilty of murder and corruption.
"If a man has stolen millions of the state's money, the penalty is that I must cut off his hand," said Mahmoud Ghuzlan, a professor of biochemistry at Zagazig University. "There is no argument. These are God's words."
The group, banned for half a century, was legalised only after the fall of former president Hosni Mubarak.
Professor Ghuzlan said the penalty of amputation, mandated under sharia law, should apply to his sons Gamal -- the younger, who was being groomed as heir -- and Alaa, a businessman....
Professor Ghuzlan had no sympathy. Mr Mubarak should be hanged if convicted, although "beheading by the sword" would be more traditional, he said.
He sought to paint sharia as a merciful alternative to Egypt's current legal system, saying a thief who stole only to feed his family
- would not suffer amputation.
Despite his words, Muslim Brotherhood rule would evidently be harsh. Adulterers would be whipped, alcohol banned, men and women separated in university classes and pre-marital sex and
- same-sex relationships would be forbidden.
Scant comfort will be taken from the spokesman's assurances that the Brotherhood, which is aware of worries about Islamic extremism, would seek only one-third of parliament's 504 seats.
- He admitted they planned to challenge for power in future elections.
The Muslim Brotherhood's vision of Egypt will be anathema to the secular-minded
- Facebook generation and liberals who fought valiantly
- to unseat Mr Mubarak without its help."
from The Sunday Times
via Atlas Shrugs