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OVERHEARD IN TAHRIR - CAIRO'S PRO-DEMOCRACY MOVEMENT RECLAIMS ITS ROOTS


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Cal
- 756 days ago - worldcrunch.com
When the president issued a series of decrees last Thursday drastically expanding his powers while robbing the judiciary of its own, the consequences were immediate: a weekend of renewed violence, a nosedive in the stock market, and the widespread brandin



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pam w. (191)
Friday November 30, 2012, 9:28 pm
We can only hope.

Pure Islam is completely incompatible with a democratic system! Democracy demands freedoms of speech, artistic expression, equal rights for women, freedom of AND from religion, etc.

NONE of these is allowed within Islamic states.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday December 1, 2012, 3:07 am
This is what happens when people don't understand the difference between democratic systems, democracy,, and republics. It also demonstrates that changing a system involves changing the culture, and that is not easy.
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Saturday December 1, 2012, 10:17 am
It is very hard to separate the religion from the politics in Islam as both for the most part rely on each other. Turkey has shown that the separation of religion and state can work. The Islamic party had other ideas and jailed 300 Generals and officers which is why Turkey is where it is politically today. This is what Morsi and the MB tried to do and might still do. Long as the military remains free a Sharia state can be prevented. Will the Egyptian military back the will of the people? Stay tuned folks - same sand dune; same camel, different riders.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday December 1, 2012, 12:33 pm
Viva the Egyptians!
 

bilja c. (48)
Saturday December 1, 2012, 12:34 pm
Democracy is not coming in 1 day. Besides, economy is totally ruined and last regime also faced
terrorist attack from Sinai.. Some control must be present to prevent further stealing and killing.
People are still afraid for their lives and property.
I had luck to meet some women on higher position and they were very intelligent and educated.Very hard and long process in front of them.
 

Stan B. (123)
Saturday December 1, 2012, 1:53 pm
I've said it before and it seems to be true. Almost every Muslim controlled country has problems handling democracy. It's not included in their DNA.
 

Lois Jordan (58)
Saturday December 1, 2012, 3:55 pm
Noted. As they stated, "Nobody voted for a tyrant."
 

Aletta Kraan (146)
Saturday December 1, 2012, 8:07 pm
Noted, thanks !
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday December 1, 2012, 10:55 pm
Please put pressure on this tyrannical government.
 

paul m. (93)
Sunday December 2, 2012, 5:59 am

Noted
 

John Gregoire (264)
Sunday December 2, 2012, 6:02 am
noted
 

James Maynard (68)
Sunday December 2, 2012, 12:44 pm
Thank you Theodore S. for noting that Turkey has,
for the most part, successfully managed their
democracy. It can be done, and I wish the Egyptians
the very best.
 

Marilyn L. (107)
Sunday December 2, 2012, 3:43 pm
The young people quoted in the artilce are Egypt's future...but they must not only occupy the square the must talk to the masses. There are too many people in Egypt that are illiterate and have no cell phones or computers. They need to take their message out of the Square while occupying it so they have better outcomes in their elections.
 

Anthony Hilbert (6)
Monday December 3, 2012, 12:40 am
Pam, be fair, pure ANY religion is incompatible with democracy. You can't have a democracy run by people who take orders from their gods rather than from the people, regardless of which god. That's why US fundamentalists are as big a danger as Islamists.
 

bob m. (32)
Friday December 7, 2012, 5:53 pm


Can I have a moments' humour?.. just thought of the anti Morsi crowd snake dancing around the square ..hands moving front and back as they sing "walk like an Egyptian"...Bangles.. and islamists hissing at them ..tongues flicking out in a symphony of serpentine disaproval.......here they are; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWP-AsG5DRk The Bangles....
 
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