Thursday, November 22, 2012

Egypt's Islamist President Seizes Dictatorial Powers

CAIRO – Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi declared extensive political powers for himself Thursday, taking broad and sweeping control of his country a day after he won international praise for fostering a cease-fire in Gaza.

Under the terms of Thursday’s decree, Morsi said that all of the decisions he has made since he took office — and until a new constitution is adopted — were final and not subject to appeal or review. He declared the retrial of high officials accused of the deaths of protesters during the country’s 2011 revolution, a measure that appeared targeted at former leader Hosni Mubarak. And he dismissed Egypt’s Mubarak-era prosecutor general, immediately swearing in a new one.
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I feel badly for the people of Egypt. But it is of course not the concern of the United States.

3 comments:

Anastasia Theodoridis said...

As an object lesson, it is our concern. That's the trouble with a revolution: you never know who may hijack your revolution or where it will end.

Stephen said...

What about the $1b we give Egypt every year??

Alice Linsley said...

Pray for the Christians living there. Lord, have mercy.