Muslim Brotherhood Wants Sharia Execution for Mubarak

If guilty of murder, he should be hanged or beheaded: spokesperson
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 8, 2011 6:22 AM CDT
This video image taken from Egyptian State Television shows 83-year-old Hosni Mubarak laying on a hospital bed inside a cage of mesh and iron bars in a Cairo courtroom Aug. 3, 2011.   (AP Photo/Egyptian State TV)

(Newser) – If Hosni Mubarak is found guilty of murder, the Muslim Brotherhood wants him hanged—or worse. "Beheading by the sword" would be the more traditional punishment under sharia law, says the Islamic movement's spokesperson. As for sons Gamal and Alaa, if found guilty of corruption? "If a man has stolen millions of the state's money, the penalty is that I must cut off his hand," says the spokesperson. "There is no argument. These are God's words."

The Australian notes that the Muslim Brotherhood, only recently legalized in Egypt after being banned for decades, purports to be a moderate movement and claims sharia law is more merciful than Egypt's current legal system.

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