In what seems a rather counterproductive statement for a woman seeking political office — a position of "authority" — to make, one female Egyptian parliamentary candidate made the damning affirmation that women are "deficient" in both "intelligence and religion" and thus it is "impermissible" for them to hold positions of authority.
One wonders how Muna Salah reconciles her own candidacy for higher office then. Well, according to Translating Jihad, Salah justifies her parliamentary bid by asserting the role would grant her "partial" rather than full authority. If elected, Salah seeks to implement Shariah law.
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