The Islamic fundamentalist hell hole that is now Egypt
Thanks Obama and Hillary, for showing us all what extreme amateurism on the governmental level can achieve.
EGYPT DRAFT CONSTITUTION SPARKS MASS PROTEST
BY MAGGIE MICHAEL AND LEE KEATH
CAIRO (AP) — Protesters flooded Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Friday in the second giant rally this week, angrily vowing to bring down a draft constitution approved by allies of President Mohammed Morsi, as Egypt appeared headed toward a volatile confrontation between the opposition and ruling Islamists.
The protests have highlighted an increasingly cohesive opposition leadership of prominent liberal and secular politicians trying to direct public anger against Morsi and the Islamists – a contrast to the leaderless youth uprising last year which toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak.
The opposition announced plans for an intensified street campaign of protests and civil disobedience and even a possible march on Morsi’s presidential palace to prevent him from calling a nationwide referendum on the draft, which it must pass to come into effect. Top judges announced Friday they may refuse to monitor any referendum, rendering it invalid.
If a referendum is called, “we will go to him at the palace and topple him,” insisted one protester, Yasser Said, a businessman who said he voted for Morsi in last summer’s presidential election.
Islamists, however, are gearing up as well.
The Muslim Brotherhood, from which Morsi hails, drummed up supporters for its own mass rally Saturday. Islamists boasted their turnout would show that the public supports the push by the country’s first freely elected president to quickly bring a constitution and provide stability after nearly two years of turmoil.