BBC on the 'moderate and non-violent' Muslim Brotherhood
In typical BBC Islam-inclining fashion, Jeremy Bowen reports ' Egypt protesters step up pressure', and states:
The country's only properly organised mass political movement outside the ruling party is the Muslim Brotherhood, and it would do very well in any free election. Unlike the jihadis, it does not believe it is at war with the West. It is conservative, moderate and non-violent. But it is highly critical of Western policy in the Middle East.Yet the BBC's Middle East profile on the Muslim Brotherhood states:
The Muslim Brotherhood, or al-Ikhwan al-Muslimun, is Egypt's oldest and largest Islamist organisation... While the Ikhwan say that they support democratic principles, one of their stated aims is to create a state ruled by Islamic law, or Sharia.So, according to Auntie, 'moderate and non-violent' is congruent with 'committed to Sharia law'.
Could the BBC please explain to its licence fee payers which aspects of sharia law they consider 'moderate'?
Sharia family law? Sharia education? Shariah justice? Sharia fashion?