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A special Egyptian court in Cairo endorsed a government ban on a planned march by Muslim fundamentalists on President Hosni Mubarak’s palace to demand that Egypt be ruled under Sharia, or Islamic law. A statement said the court agreed with the Interior Ministry that the march would cause disturbances and friction but maintained that peaceful marches did not violate the constitution. The case was brought to court by clergyman Sheik Hafez Salama who put off the march Friday in the face of a display of force from about 2,000 riot police.


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