Den radikale islamistgruppen Ansar Al-Sharia i Egypt har kunngjort at den anser hærens avsettelse av president Mohamad Mursi som en krigserklæring mot sin tro, og truer med vold for å påtvinge islamsk lov.

På et nettsted for militante islamister i Sinai-regionen opplyser gruppen at den har til hensikt å samle inn våpen og sette i gang med opplæring av sine medlemmer.

Ansar Al Sharia said in its statement the military overthrow, the closing of television channels and the death of Islamist protesters all amounted to “a war declared against Islam in Egypt”, Site reported.
The group blamed the events on secularists, supporters of Mubarak and Egyptian Coptic Christians, state security forces and army commanders, who they said would turn the country into “a crusader, secular freak”.
It denounced democracy and said it would instead champion Islamic law, or Sharia, acquire weapons and train to allow Muslims to “deter the attackers, preserve the religion and empower the Sharia of the Lord”, Site reported.

 

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