AFP reports that several thousand men and women demonstrated outside the Tunisian parliament on Friday to demand the inclusion of Islamic law in the north African country’s future constitution.
“The people want the application of God’s sharia”, “Our Koran is our constitution”, “No constitution without sharia,” and “Tunisia is neither secular nor scientific, it is an Islamic state”, cried the protesters, drawn mainly from the Islamist Salafist movement.
An engineer, who refused to give his name, added: “A Muslim should live under the tenets of Islamic law. The secularists would have one believe that Islam chops off the hands of thieves but… one must study Islam. The West has failed.”
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