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Islamists on collision course with military

Islamists, poised to dominate Egypt's parliament, appear to be on a collision course with the ruling military over the role of Islamic law in the country's future constitution.

world Updated: Dec 10, 2011 02:44 IST

Islamists, poised to dominate Egypt's parliament, appear to be on a collision course with the ruling military over the role of Islamic law in the country's future constitution.

The Muslim Brotherhood's political arm, the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), on Thursday spurned a military-backed advisory council which would have a supervisory role in drafting the next constitution.

"Any attempt to intervene in parliament's work in drafting the constitution would be a violation of the people's choice," the Islamist party's spokesman Ahmed Sobea said.

Speaking to journalists on Wednesday, one of the ruling generals said the next parliament would not be representative enough of Egypt's people.