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    The Egyptian president, Mohamed Morsi, has issued an order prohibiting any court challenges on any orders or degrees he has instituted since taking office. He has in fact made himself a dictator.

    He the words of Mohamed ElBaradei he has become the "New Pharaoh".

    This comes on the heels of him brokering a ceasefire in Gaza and being praised in his efforts by Obama.

    Abdel-Halim Qandil, editor of as-Sawt newspaper, told al-Jazeera TV: "Morsi was elected a president. Now he is behaving like a king. This is a coup against the Egyptian revolution."
    Shadi Hamid, of the Brookings Institute thinktank, said: "This is not about amassing more power but preventing a challenge in the courts to the power he already he has. Morsi does not have much respect for those opposing him in any case. He sees them – and their use of the courts – as trouble-making and self-interested.
    Mohamed Morsi bars court challenges and orders Hosni Mubarak retrial | World news | The Guardian
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    Well Egypt has history so can not say I am surprised.
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    Quote Originally Posted by southwestkerry View Post
    Well Egypt has history so can not say I am surprised.
    It was almost inevitable

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    I am a bit surprised. I was
    expecting him to maintain
    at least a certain veneer.

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    The move is likely to fuel growing public criticism that Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood have monopolised power while doing little to tackle Egypt's endemic woes. Thousands of demonstrators gathered in central Cairo on Thursday to protest for a fourth day running against Morsi's policies and to criticise the Muslim Brotherhood.
    Mohamed Morsi bars court challenges and orders Hosni Mubarak retrial | World news | The Guardian

    Protests are underway in Cairo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by john moriarty View Post
    I am a bit surprised. I was
    expecting him to maintain
    at least a certain veneer.
    Really ? He's like the Muslim Brotherhood offshoot in Gaza whom everyone likes to say are the democratically elected government there. But they're not; they've overshot the PA charters stipulations for elections by two years now. Salafists believe in one election one time and their behaviour clearly demonstrates this.
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    Disaster up ahead for Egypt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by former wesleyan View Post
    Really ? He's like the Muslim Brotherhood offshoot in Gaza whom everyone likes to say are the democratically elected government there. But they're not; they've overshot the PA charters stipulations for elections by two years now. Salafists believe in one election one time and their behaviour clearly demonstrates this.

    not to be pedantic but the noor/nour party are the salafists in egypt , the muslim brotherhood are a different strand altogther

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    All the lefties are in hiding now.

    The arab spring lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by former wesleyan View Post
    Really ? He's like the Muslim Brotherhood offshoot in Gaza whom everyone likes to say are the democratically elected government there. But they're not; they've overshot the PA charters stipulations for elections by two years now. Salafists believe in one election one time and their behaviour clearly demonstrates this.
    I did say "veneer". The annual ± $4B
    is not to be sniffed at no matter how
    much he might hate the great satan.
    I expected any Fundi madness to go
    on strictly 'off camera'.
    Last edited by john moriarty; 23rd November 2012 at 03:01 AM. Reason: Short-changing + typo

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