Skip to comments.Anti-Morsi protesters torch Muslim Brotherhood offices
Posted on 11/23/2012 7:01:50 AM PST by mandaladon
Protesters set fire on Friday to the offices of the Muslim Brotherhood, the party of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, a day after he assumed broad new powers not subject to appeal. Pro- and anti-Morsi rallies erupted in cities across Egypt. Protesters torched Muslim Brotherhood offices on Friday, state media said, as supporters and opponents of President Mohamed Morsi staged rival rallies across Egypt a day after he assumed sweeping powers.
The offices of the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), the Muslim Brotherhood's political arm, were set ablaze in the canal cities of Ismailiya and Port Said, state television said.
An FJP official told AFP the party's office was also stormed in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, where clashes broke out between rival demonstrators.
In Cairo, an array of liberal and secular groups, including activists at the forefront of the protest movement that forced veteran strongman Hosni Mubarak from power early last year, planned to march on Tahrir Square, Cairo's iconic protest hub, to demonstrate against the "new pharaoh".
Morsi's backers led by the powerful Muslim Brotherhood gathered outside the presidential palace in north Cairo in a show of support for his decision to temporarily place his decisions above judicial oversight.
"The people support the president's decisions," the crowd chanted.
Morsi was mulling an address to the nation defending his decision later in the day, aides said.
On Thursday, the president undercut a hostile judiciary that had been considering whether to scrap an Islamist-dominated panel drawing up a new constitution, stripping judges of the right to rule on the case or to challenge his decrees.
The decision effectively places the president above judicial oversight until a new constitution is ratified.
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How do you say “Reichstag Fire” in Arabic?
Guess old, rumpled Hillary will have to go protect that hero of Obama’s “Arab Spring.” Sounds like not everyone loves him as much as she and Obama do.
What could possibly go wrong with that?
Obama is taking notes!
Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.
Yep! Don’t think that Obama wouldn’t LOVE to do the same.
When we start hearing about extreme-Islamist clerics being assassinated, that would be a sure indicator of serious discontent.
Why did they oust Mubarak again?
I believe the paperwork is done and the logistics are worked out. He's just waiting for the "right" time to spring this on us.
And then won't we have some fun.
Ah hah! The Arab winter...not to be confused with the Arab spring!
Thanks for the link.
Wow...US troops in Egypt. Unfriggin-believable.
obama is giving them yet another chance to kill American soldiers...and they will.
Yep. This sounds like a job for Lady Gaza and her little monsters...
Yea, and we have a whole lot of Freepers who consider Romney’s defeat a victory. Good luck with the dictator-wannabe, Obama Pay attention, this radicalism is coming to US.
The new boss is an anti-America, anti-non-Islamofascist dictator hell-bent on doing what he can to help destroy the Great Satan and the Little Satan.
The “old boss” was more like the Shah of Iran, a bit despotic, to be sure, but on the whole benign-to-somewhat-friendly to America and America’s interests.
I’d agree that Obammie the Commie as the “new boss” is, in fact, somewhat similar to Jimmy “I Hate America” Carter, the “old boss.”
My take precisely. Until we hear of decent minded people whacking the brainwashers, it’s all just a show.
The murderous Kenyan blackmailer, Odingo, user of Barry's consulting services, is an even closer buddy than Morsi.
Let's get with the times. It's not spring OR winter... it's Arab Dictator Change.
Obama wrote Morsi's script and he's giving it a test run to see how it goes.
yep, obama’s fault
If we had half a brain we would just let the mad muzzies/islamists do what they have always done: fight with one another.
Must be due to an obscure video on YouTube
re: “The decision effectively places the president above judicial oversight until a new constitution is ratified.”
Obama’s wet dream.
re: “the president undercut a hostile judiciary that had been considering whether to scrap an Islamist-dominated panel drawing up a new constitution, stripping judges of the right to rule on the case or to challenge his decrees.”
Meet the New Boss - WORSE than the old boss!
What a kick to the Arab gut - I mean ya work hard burning crap down, rioting, raping American reporters, pillaging - ya get rid of the dictator and what happens? - the new guy is even worse than the old guy!
What to do? Work hard at burnin’ crap down, rioting, rap. . . etc.
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Even the EU brought itself to make an immediate condemnation of the move. But our man Barry? I don’t think we’ve heard from him or very likely will, since he presumably backs it.
It appears there are actual sane segments of the Egyptian population. Not that I expect them to become pro-Israel or immediately give up their hatred of Jews and the western world, but it is slightly encouraging to see mideast Muslims demonstrate against abject tyranny. I’d like to see all the Muslim Brotherhood members thrown in the Nile. Crocs gotta eat.
Yeah, they don't want to kill Jews, just use them as slaves.
Nice thought, but I like my idea of dumping the whole lot of them in a part of the Nile where crocs like to frolic. Hungry crocs.
well at least he reveals his new powers.. unlike obama and his latest directive.
Arab Spring is now Arab Winter.
Gads,I wonder how much money Obama is going to throw at this to kill anyone eliciting negatives on the Muslim B-hood rats.
"Clinton was sympathetic to this argument. Soon after, President Obama was on the phone to Netanyahu with an assurance that US troops would be in place in Sinai next week, after he had obtained President Morsis consent for them to go into immediate action against Iranian smuggling networks."
LOL Love it!
Here Obama has done similar things with executive orders, etc. and the media doesn't report it so no one hears of it. And we who do hear about Obama’s communist dictator acts, all we do is post some comment on sites such as this on the Internet and then quickly move on to another topic. When will we all get together and protest on the streets, take the fight to the streets here in the U.S.A. against these communist thugs called democrats?
“Obama had much to do with installing the Muslim Brotherhood in power in Egypt and is, no doubt, watching approvingly as his creation blooms.”
Sometimes I’m a little slow on the uptake, but now that I have read up on and understand what all of this ME meddling by 0bama and crew really means, I am TERRIFIED about what lies ahead for us!
That guy in the photo with the shoe is my hero....
Looks like we have some sane Egyptians who do not want to see their country become another Gaza or Lebanon and will fight to the death to kick out these murderous thugs. Good! Unfortunately for them Obama is not on their side. Sad.
Well, an encouragingly large number of Egyptians seem to be asking that very same question. There's not much point in overthrowing a dictatorship only to have it replaced by another one. The pro-democracy movement isnt beaten yet...
I suspect that this is part of a deal between 0bama/Hillary and Morsi. Morsi gets Humas to settle down so 0bama/Hillary can claim a great victory on the cease fire and in turn they give Morsi the green light to consolidate his power.
You’re probably right.