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Egypt Speeds New Constitution Amid Morsy Protests


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Cal
- 509 days ago - cnn.com
Clashes between rowdy protesters and police clogged streets in central Cairo on Thursday and caused the closure of the U.S. Embassy nearby.



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Gene Jacobson (233)
Thursday November 29, 2012, 1:31 pm
""I think his advisers are figuring out a way where he can climb down a little bit to defuse the situation without coming across as weak," he said.

Despite critics' concerns about its drafting, the constitution would probably pass in a referendum because many Egyptians crave stability after months of uncertainty, he said. Islamist groups may also cast the decision in a religious light."

How can ANYTHING he does NOT be seen in a "religious" light? Isn't the Brotherhood all about Sharia? What could be more "religious" than that, turning Egypt into another middle eastern nation governed by Sharia which excludes women completely, well, so do most religions of that region, and the world. If he is worried about being seen as weak, I think he is worried about the exact wrong thing, youth are protesting because he is being seen as just another version of Mubarak. Which he is only this time incarnated with the Muslim Brotherhood's agenda to push. I still am extremely skeptical of the election that put him in place because the protests that toppled Mubarak did not seem to me to be driven by a desire to turn Egypt into a Sharia governed nation, but about greater freedoms. Yet, the elections put in place the only people more conservative than Mubarak. Sort of feels like Karl Rove paid for their vote counting or at least taught them the technique he prefers - one for you, two for me, one for you, three for me. Like that. I don't think there is or can be in any Islamic nation, free, fair and completely objective voting. The results always "feel" cooked to me. I'm only surprised the youth of Egypt bought into them as long as they did. That whole area is a powder keg teetering on a fulcrum with one side being modernization and freedom and the other a return to the good old days of the seventh century. These are mutually exclusive aims, hence the powder keg. Time will tell, I suppose, time and a lot of bloodshed.
 

Sandra T. (8)
Friday November 30, 2012, 1:17 am
Every time I hear of yet another Islamic country kicking out their dictator - just to replace the corrupt buggers with yet another Muslim dictator - I can't help but laugh & shake my head. Really?? They think that they've had a 'revolution'?? LMFAO So much time & energy wasted to install another set of abusive, power-hungry pigs. It would be absolutely laughable if it wasn't such a travesty. These are CULT MEMBERS trying to revolutionize their cult. It's a joke unto itself. Until these Muhammadian buffoons are kicked out on their arses, never to be replaced by another set of retarded bookends, the cycle will continue. Islam must be taken out, period. Muslim organization members cannot be allowed to participate in ANY democratic process. This would be like allowing the SS and Hitler's higher-ups run for political office in Germany after WW2. Get then out, wipe them out, and start from scratch. I watched this entire 'revolutionary process' in Indonesia, living there during the so-called 'democratic elections' after they kicked their own dictator out on his arse. Guess what? They are no more a democracy now than they were before 1999. All due to the fact that their new & improved government was made up entirely of Islamists. What an absolute farce.....they just switched out one dictator for an entire GROUP of dictators.

There will never be any Islamic country in the world that will value the human rights, lives & personal freedoms of its citizens. It'll simply never happen. Islam itself is at the root of every single problem which Islamic countries are mired in. They are cesspools of rampant human rights abuses, corruption, dictatorship-type rule & deep seated hatred for women, all non-Muslims, gays/lesbians/etc. Much like a big, smelly, unappetizing turd will always be a big, smelly, unappetizing turd - no matter how you dress it up/cook it up/make it up - so too Islam will always be a turd. The cult of murder, rape, pillaging & misogyny originally started by Muhammad the Molester will always be a festering pile of feces, all due to the pure filth at its very core. Islamic countries will never be concerned with the conditions under which their people live, and they will always be attempting to overtake every non-Muslim country they come upon, appropriating for themselves what other cultures have busted their arses building up, dragging it all down into the pile of crap called Islam. That's exactly what history has shown us.
 

John Gregoire (248)
Friday November 30, 2012, 6:13 am
HUGE error on the part of this assembly.
 

pam w. (187)
Friday November 30, 2012, 8:38 am
"Some say the constitution could lead to excessive restrictions on certain rights, moving Egypt closer to Sharia law. For some, what happens to women under the new constitution is a particular concern.

"There aren't really any protections for women," said Heba Morayef, the Egypt director for Human Rights Watch."

+++++++++++++++++++++++++ Raise your hand if you're surprised by this.


 

Susan B. (6)
Saturday December 1, 2012, 5:18 pm
Morsy wants to take Egypt back to The Dark Ages, He is pathetic and an insult to all people who believe everyone should have the same rights. Men are NOT superior to women. Women should NOT have to wear a tent to go out in public. Women should NOT have to have a male with them when they go out in public.
All cults (religions) should be banned. They are the cause of most of the problems in the world. If people would learn to think for themselves instead of listening to a few people (mostly men) then they would come to realize that these few people are just trying to control their lives and take their money.
Separation of government and religion should absolute.
 
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