Seventh Day | intellectuals calling for amending Article II of the Constitution:
"Called for a large number of Egyptian intellectuals, who represent different generations, the need to amend Article II of the Egyptian Constitution which stipulates that 'Islam is the state religion and Arabic the official language, and the principles of Islamic Sharia the main source of legislation.
The signatories to a statement released today that this claim comes from keen on the principles of democracy and national unity, see Egyptian intellectuals signatories to this statement according to their political affiliation and religious '.. It was suggested that the signatories of the statement inspired by drafting the old 1923 Constitution of Egypt, which Article III where the 'The Egyptians are equal before the law .. They are equal in the enjoyment of civil and political rights and be subject to duties and overhead costs, without discrimination on grounds of ethnic origin, language or religion ', as stated in Article XII that' freedom of belief is absolute"