What he says is not so surprising. Who he is is what is noteworthy here. "Egyptian Presidential Candidate Bassem Khafaji Pledges to 'Complete the Implementation of Islamic Law in Egypt,'" from MEMRI TV, March 7 (thanks to Benedict):
Following are excerpts from Egyptian presidential candidate Bassem Khafaji, which aired on Al-Nas TV on March 7, 2012:
Bassem Khafaji: Let me tell you, in all honesty, that as a Muslim Egyptian, I am convinced of [the need to] complete the implementation of Islamic law in Egypt. I do not hide this truth in any way, because it is in keeping with the inclination of the Egyptian people.