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.


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 C. Linsley said...

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