Talaat al-Shennawy, the head of the Muslim Brotherhood in Dakahlia Governate, has announced that rising prices can be combated by following the laws of Allah.
Perhaps nobody has informed the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood that perhaps most dutifully orthodox Islamic country–Iran–has the most Islamized sharia economy in the Middle East, and is currently suffering from rampant inflation. It has become so bad that Iran will simply decapitate three zeroes from their currency in order to “reduce” inflation (see here and here).
Or the Muslim Brotherhood is perfectly aware of Iran’s experience, but attributes their economic failures to their heretical Shia existence.
It’s not unusual for Islamists to blame inflation on Western, infidel financial systems. They believe that fiat paper currencies do not retain their value like the precious gold dinars used by the profiteer Muhammad. If you don’t want to use our currency, Talaat, please, by all means, don’t, even though I’m willing to wager you have some Ben Franklins stuffed in your sock drawer. And tell your agents operating in the U.K., U.S., and Canada to renounce any of the welfare benefits they are receiving from their host governments if denominated in their pesky, heathen currencies.
A Muslim Brotherhood member presented Islam as an economic solution during a conference in Daqahlia Governorate Tuesday.
Talaat al-Shennawy, head of the Brotherhood’s Daqahlia office, said Egypt could curb price increases by following God’s rules.
Shennawy said the greatness of Islam lies in it being a comprehensive religion that embraces all fields of life. He said people should apply all Islamic orders rather than just the ones they like.
In apparent conflicting messages, the Brotherhood said during another conference in Minya that it does not want religion to govern the state.
“The Brotherhood will opt for a civilian state and is seeking a strong parliament, as well as municipal councils free of bribery and nepotism, that can address citizens’ needs,” said Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie.
Brotherhood member al-Sayyed Talaat also called on all Egyptians to participate in rebuilding the country and said the group is always ready for cooperation.