Skip to comments.Egypt: Mass Protests After Constitution Draft Approved
Posted on 12/01/2012 2:59:12 PM PST by Eleutheria5
An Egyptian panel rushed through a draft constitution seen as undermining basic freedoms on Friday, resulting in mass protests in Cairo.
AFP reported that tens of thousands of protesters rallied as the opposition piled pressure on President Mohammed Morsi.
"Down with the constitutional assembly," vast crowds armed with megaphones chanted as they filed into Tahrir Square, the epicenter of the uprising that overthrew Hosni Mubarak in early 2011.
Banners condemned "dictatorial Morsi" while protesters shouted "down with the rule of the Guide," a reference to the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood movement, through whose ranks Morsi rose before becoming president.
The marches, led by opposition figures, set off from several Cairo districts early in the day to join the protesters in the square.
The Islamist-dominated assembly, tasked with drafting a new charter to replace the one suspended after Mubarak's ouster, approved the draft early on Friday after an almost 24 hour-long session boycotted by liberals and Christians.
The panel's head, Hossam el-Ghiriani, said a delegation from the Constituent Assembly would visit Morsi on Saturday to present him the draft constitution. Morsi is expected to call for a referendum within two weeks.
Rights activists say the charter undermines freedoms of women and religious minorities while the opposition says it was rushed through to force an early referendum.
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Of course. What else did they expect but a bill of non-rights?
I saw a report that said this draft doesn’t include a ban on slavery...
Of course not. Sex slaves are essential to Islamic civilization./s
It’s starting to appear as though Hillary’s “arab spring” isn’t workin’ out. LOL! What a bunch of brainless buffoons.
It IS working out just the way Obama wants it to. They aren’t buffoons, they are evil.
Civil war to follow...
Coup d’etat coming soon along with the slaughter of the Muslim Brotherhood.
I think that’s the “best case” scenario.
Obama says he'll get right on top of this after the Hawaiian Christmas vacation.
Hillary probably back at the wine tasting in Australia.
Football is on here today.
I haven’t heard any news, likely haven’t missed anything, right?
I wonder if any of them are having second thoughts about overthrowing Hosni Mubarak?
As we are about to find out, “be careful what you ask for...”
Followed by new Salafist government intent on restoring the Caliphate, or the Mamluk Caliphat—NO!—make that a state more Islamic than even Muhammed would have wanted!
I doubt that they will include ALL extremists in their purge.
I absolutely hope it's televised !
I went pick up a bag of cat food from my wife's cousin, our veterinarian, yesterday and we were talking about that.
He's as conservative as I am.
Like he said, his mind just can't fathom the stupidity and ignorance running rampant in the country.
Called it the slow death of common sense and self reliance.
He's 59 and wants to retire at 65, I told him to retire now and try to have a little fun while he can, things won't get better soon.
That's when I realized I'm going to be 66 this month and will be 70 when the bum is out of office, that depressed the heck out of me, LOL.
I really didn't think I would be this worried about the country and everything at this stage of the game.
Happened a lot faster than I would have ever imagined.
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