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Egypt's constitution "guarantees women's rights"

December 11th, 2012
10:05 PM ET

Muslim Brotherhood spokesperson Sondos Asem tells Becky Anderson that the country's draft constitution is fair.

Filed under:  Arab Spring • Becky's Interviews • Egypt • Middle East • Video
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  1. Nadine

    What a liar this Sondos is. I have read the draft constitution and it does not guarantee women's right, minority right, and freedom of speech. While it states that, it also states that it is according to Shariaa law and 'cultural' customs which a law will draft later. So it will be up to an Islamists to tell us what our cultural customs are.

    She keeps lying in all the interview, the draft had no consensus and all the other parties other than the Islamists have withdrawn from drafting it.

    December 12, 2012 at 2:06 pm | Reply
  2. Gihan Sami Soliman

    The constitution omitted the equity-with-men-guarantee article which was in the previous constitution. The constitution omitted the prohibition of slavery article . The constitution allows pedophilic marriage by not defining marriage age.the constitution gets women back to concubine ages. Many Egyptian women are protesting with their coffins in hand in challenge of any violence they may face while saying NO.

    December 12, 2012 at 3:11 pm | Reply
  3. Gihan Sami Soliman

    http://saynotoviolence.org/join-say-no/orange-day-new-cairo?snet=update0#update Our Orange Day

    December 12, 2012 at 3:17 pm | Reply
  4. Gihan Sami Soliman

    The problem in this constitution is not just what it stipulates but what has been deliberately omitted from the previous one.

    December 12, 2012 at 4:27 pm | Reply
  5. kevin

    constitution from sharia islamic laws and it does guarantee women's right
    2-Women are not only deficient in intelligence, but they also lack gratitude.
    3-The testimony of the woman is not equal to that of the man. Her testimony is half the testimony of the man with regard to financial matters. 4-MAN MAY BEAT AND SEXUALLY DESERT HIS WIFE
    6-Why do men in Islam have such privileges over women? The following material, taken mostly from a contemporary work on Islamic Law by a modern scholar named Gaziri,

    December 14, 2012 at 9:48 pm | Reply
  6. kevobx

    The entire world is afraid of grace and truth, why? Peace and safety is sudden destruction and pride brings self destruction. Do weapons prosper? Culture is mankind's invention! *Jeremiah 2:7 And I brought you into a plentiful country, to eat the fruit thereof and the goodness thereof; but when ye entered, ye defiled my land, and made mine heritage an abomination. *Jeremiah 6:19 Hear, O earth: behold, I will bring evil upon this people, even the fruit of their thoughts, because they have not hearkened unto my words, nor to my law, but rejected it. *Luke 17:25 But first must he suffer many things, and be rejected of this generation.

    December 16, 2012 at 8:59 am | Reply
  7. kevobx

    Why is the world afraid of grace and truth? Because culture is mankind's invention! (Jeremiah 2:7)

    December 16, 2012 at 9:02 am | Reply

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