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."Mohamed Morsi bars court challenges and orders Hosni Mubarak retrial | World news | The GuardianShadi 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.