Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Muslim Brotherhood and Secularism

If you walked by Tahrir square you can easily know the places of Muslim Brotherhood, the women are in big covering veils. Yes their women are the significant sign, there many women in the square veiled and unveiled but the women of Muslim Brotherhood are just in one group praying behind the leaders and distributing the food.

I really hate fundamentalists; I had mixed feeling about the MB, I hate how they deal with their women, I hate the discourse of their women and how they happily accept the patriarchal norms of the group, they are following their enemy only for the agency they gain.

Also I hated how the west the MB to terrify everyone from coming Islamic revolution in Egypt, I think the situation is completely differently , Egypt is a country where we are fighting to change article two of the constitution , which stipulates that the Sharia is the primary source of the laws. there is huge rejection for the Islamisation of the state.

the game regulations are to respect the human rights and to accept the civil nature of society .

As an Islamic feminist, I disagree with this , I believe in a secular state, though not the Turkish state , in this state everyone express his /her beliefs .

I am a student of Dr Abdullahi el Naieem , and his believing secularism


Anonymous said...

Turkish state is hypersecular -- forbids even wearing of Fez hat in public (so I understand). On the other hand the US constitution says "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, nor prohibiting the free exercise thereof." So, the ideal set by the US constitution (not completely followed) is that the state should be neutral toward religion or the lack thereof.

-- feet_in_usa on Twitter

Anonymous said...

The secularism comes from the french revolution and it is intended to lessen the power of clergy.
The basis for all law from then firstly is the Roman Law, as it was handed down through ages, used in the Middle Ages as international law, and studied in the Renaissance and further.
The second foundation of modern european law comes from Rousseau's "natural law" and the "social contract". Natural law insists that all peoples' feelings are valid, but some deeds are to be condemned. Social contract exists between the state and the individual, and each has its duties.