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Egyptian presidency sends messages of 'compromise' as thousands surround palace

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posted on Dec, 7 2012 @ 04:30 PM

If you're not paying attention to Egypt you should start right now.

Egyptian president and Muslim Brotherhood puppet Morsi recently declared dictatorial powers. What powers am I speaking of? He issued a constitutional declaration that shields his decisions from judicial oversight and protects the Constituent Assembly and Shura Council from dissolution by court order. Right now the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party holds a majority of seats in the Constituent Assembly. The Constituent Assembly itself is at the center of a legal battle over the constitutionality, or lack of thereof, of the mechanisms employed to select its members. A lawsuit against the constitution-drafting body was referred to Egypt's High Constitutional Court, which, if successful, could lead to the assembly's dissolution. Currently the Muslim Brotherhood wants to institute Sharia Law in Egypt by adding it to Egypt's new constitution which is still on the drafting table.

The Muslim Brotherhood has a lot of supporters but they also have a lot more Egyptians who oppose them. Those who oppose them have been protesting in the thousands, even hundred of thousands, the presidents palace and even fire bombing Muslim Brotherhood offices. The violence is getting much worse than the last revolution of 2011 and the Egyptian military is now getting involved. Just this past Tuesday the Egyptian president made a statement that he would not budge from his recent dictatorial powers but today he is singing a different tune.

A general view shows protesters against Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi after they peacefully broke past barbed wire barricades guarding the presidential palace in Cairo December 7, 2012. (Reuters)

Live Updates: Egyptian presidency sends messages of 'compromise' as thousands surround palace

Hundreds of thousands take to streets in Cairo and cities around Egypt to pressure President Morsi to reverse recent constitutional decree; presidency says he is ready to compromise but sets conditions

I don't know what Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood are thinking because I thought it was clear to everyone the Egyptian people are done with dictators but here they are trying to rule with an Iron Fist in the guise of Islamist Law.

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posted on Dec, 7 2012 @ 04:34 PM
My best mate went on holiday in Egypt today cost him £200 for 2 weeks all inclusive lol.

Arab spring? get ready for the Arab winter.
I hope it all goes peaceful but I do not think it will.
When you give people power it is Human nature to abuse it....Oh I weep for us all

posted on Dec, 7 2012 @ 04:39 PM
reply to post by boymonkey74

I'd love to go to Egypt and take in the sites but I ain't going anytime soon! There hasn't been a peaceful revolution ever and it won't be peaceful in Egypt. People have been maimed, injured, and killed, so Egypt will not be having a peaceful revolution.

posted on Dec, 7 2012 @ 04:46 PM
learn something from your fellow protesters in the middle east, that's how you protest.

not behind some concrete barrier where the people you are protesting against tell you stand.

and allowing yourself to be pepper sprayed at will and not defending yourself.

they're facing tanks and real bullets, but they march on.

they put the fear of God into people. imagine if all 500+ senators in congress thought they were going to be lynched and see if they'll talk about fiscal cliffs and call you entitled lazy free loaders.

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posted on Dec, 7 2012 @ 04:57 PM
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I'm all for a peaceful protest and do not want violence but desperate times call for desperate measures. You make a great a point, here our US politicians are introducing new laws against protesting while demanding the people remain peaceful but they themselves don't have to be. With an attitude like that it's almost as if they're pushing the people into a corner to make them fight back. And they continue to push and push and push again, never stopping.

posted on Dec, 7 2012 @ 05:30 PM

EGYPT BREAKING 2: Ghad Party reports Egypt's Morsi postpones constitution referendum

Hossam Ali Ahmed, secretary-general of the Ghad El-Thawra Party led by 2005 presidential candidate Ayman Nour, announced on his Twitter account that the presidential office has agreed to postpone the expatriate voting processions on the draft constitution from Saturday 8 December to Wednesday 12 December, which was the party’s condition before accepting negotiations with President Morsi

EGYPT BREAKING 3: Expat referendum start date postponed

Head of the Supreme Electoral Commission Samir Abu El-Maati officially confirms that the expatriate voting on the constitution referendum has been postponed from Saturday to Wednesday 12 December, according to Al-Ahram Arabic website.

EGYPT BREAKING 4: Egyptian presidency 'ready' to postpone constitution referendum

Egypt's vice-president Mahmoud Mekki read a presidential statement on Friday evening stating that President Mohamed Morsi is ready to postpone the constitution referendum.

However, "the political forces who demand the delay of the referendum must provide guarantees that there will not be appeals [against the delay] in courts," the statement said.

Last year's constitutional declaration, which was issued by then-ruling military council in March 2011 after a similar referendum, stipulates that a referendum on draft constitution must be held within 15 days of the date at which the president receives the draft from a constituent assembly.

The controversial draft constitution was handed to president Morsi by the outgoing constituent assembly on 1 December and the president set a referendum on the draft for 15 December.

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