As different political forces begin campaigning for and against the impending constitutional referendum, the Salafi-oriented Jama’a al-Islamiya said it would organize a million-man march to fight for the application of Sharia in the new constitution.
In a statement on its Facebook page on Sunday, the group said, “The application of Sharia is the wish of the overwhelming majority of Egyptians.”
The party would coordinate with other parties to set the date for the demonstration, the statement said.
Freedom and Justice Party officials said that they would dialogue with other political parties and forces regarding the new constitution.
“We will try to bring the different views closer to each other,” said Nagi Labib, a member of the FJP’s administrative body. “We will relay all remarks to the Constituent Assembly.”
Labib denied that the new constitution would exclusively reflect Muslim Brotherhood ideology. “We want a constitution that all Egyptians are proud of,” he said.