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Originally posted by infowarrior9970
this is just more war-mongering propaganda blah blah terrorists everywhere blah blah we hate all others countries who hate Israel mumbo jumbo.
your intentions are as transparent as glass.
According to the statements issued from President Mursi, it seems that the reason for the usurpation of all powers unto himself was due to the judiciary holding firm positions and blocking the drafting of the constitution.
Originally posted by dontreally
Well, this is an interesting take on democracy...
Egypt's President Mohammed Mursi has issued a declaration banning challenges to his decrees, laws and decisions.
The declaration also says no court can dissolve the constituent assembly, which is drawing up a new constitution
Mr ElBaradei said the new declaration effectively placed the president above the law. "Mursi today usurped all state powers and appointed himself Egypt's new pharaoh. A major blow to the revolution that could have dire consequences," the Nobel Peace Prize winner wrote on his Twitter account.
Who couldn't have predicted this would happen? Who still believes Mursi and his Muslim Brotherhood intend to maintain the camp david peace treaty with Israel??
The Egyptian revolution was a joke...played on ignorant and naive westerners. The Muslim Brotherhood has predictably usurped democracy by passing laws that subvert democracy. Now that they are in power, who will take them out?
Mubarak, whatever you feel about him, kept the peace in the region. Mursi will start new wars.
LinkYes this is very worrying.We liked Mubarack because he was secular.All bets are off now,probably the peace treaty also.
Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi called a Dec. 15 referendum on a draft constitution and urged a national dialogue on the "concerns of the nation" as the country nears the end of the transition from Hosni Mubarak's rule.
Liberals, leftists and Christians walked out of the constituent assembly, leaving a largely Islamist panel in charge of drafting the charter which has been criticized for failing to represent all Egyptians.
"Mursi put to referendum a draft constitution that undermines basic freedoms & violates universal values. The struggle will continue," tweeted leading dissident and former U.N. nuclear watchdog chief Mohamed ElBaradei.
Tens of thousands of anti-Mursi protesters have claimed over the past few days the draft restricts freedom of speech, minorities’ rights, and places other limitations on freedoms.
The thousands protesting in front of Alexandria’s Al-Qaed Ibrahim Mosque, demanded the dissolution of the Constituent Assembly, and urged Mursi and Prime Minister Hesham Qandil to step down, reported the privately-owned Egypt Independent.