Despite the Cabinet's ban on using political slogans in areas where Eid al-Adha prayers would be performed, political campaigning was abundant during and after Friday prayers.
The Muslim Brotherhood organized mass rallies in squares across Cairo after the prayer to provide information about the draft constitution that will soon be up for referendum, said Karem Radwan, a member of the MB Shura Council.
Meanwhile, the Salafi-oriented Nour Party, Jama'a al-Islamiya and the Hazemoon movement all held speeches after the prayers to disseminate their opinion on the role of Sharia in the constitution.
Meanwhile, Eid al-Adha prayers at Al-Azhar Mosque witnessed the presence of a large number of party members and various political forces. Chief among them were the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party and the Constitution Party, whose members distributed leaflets to publicize their respective parties.
Members of the Popular Current were also there to urge people to reject the constitution draft.
In his sermon, the preacher at Al-Azhar Mosque stressed the need to sacrifice for the religion of Islam so that it wouldn't be insulted again. He also condemned the killing of Egyptian soldiers in Sinai in the name of religion.
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