The bill, prepared by a group of constitutional and legal experts, retained the much-debated second article of the constitution identifying Islam as the religion of the state and Islamic Sharia as one of the principle sources of legislation
On his part, Judge Mohammad Al-Sana'e responded to queries about the death penalty in Kuwait, explaining that this was based on the fact that punishment by death was stipulated by the Islamic Sharia, which was one of the major sources of legislation
of the State.
About one-quarter of respondents (27% of men and 24% of women) think Sharia should be one of the sources of legislation
, and fewer than 1 in 10 respondents (8% of men and 6% of women) say it should be the only source.
These heated reactions are creating concern amongst some Egyptians who think that the majority is not ready to embrace such drastic change, which would force the issue of assuring equal rights to religious minorities and would no longer require Islamic principles to be the primary sources of legislation
Those programs focused on the area of strategic planning, parliamentary censorship, critical reading of the parliamentary law drafts and the communication with media and subjects relating to the law drafts amendment, hearings holding, use of various sources of legislations
and the parliamentary censorship, as well as developing the parliament's relations with both the government and the Civil Society Organizations.