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  • Egypt’s army expands economic power

    05/04/2014 5:37:02 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 05/04/2014 | Markus Symnak
    While the people of Egypt suffer from growing poverty and unemployment rates, the country’s generals are well off. They have managed to strengthen their economic power in the aftermath of the revolution. […] While privately owned companies struggle under the burden of overall chaos and political insecurity, the army appears to have been unaffected. According to some observers, the army is indeed profiting from the crisis. Over the past months, the government in Cairo has commissioned construction companies operated by the military to carry out several large infrastructure projects. In November, Interim President Adly Mansour had issued a decree allowing...
  • Egyptian Government Takes Off the Gloves

    08/01/2013 4:30:47 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/8/13 | Dalit Halevi and Elad Benari
    Egypt is taking off the gloves when it comes to handling the Muslim Brotherhood’s ongoing protests. The country’s Minister of Information, Durriyah Sharaf Al Din, announced in a statement to the press on Wednesday that the Egyptian government has decided to act decisively against “terrorism” by rioters who threaten Egypt’s national security and do not receive support of citizens. Sharaf Al Din noted that acts of violence are unacceptable, and given the public support for the struggle waged by the government against terrorism and violence, the government has decided to take steps to put an end to the anarchy. Mohamed...
  • Egyptian Democracy? Morsi’s New Constitution Remains

    07/27/2013 12:10:17 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    INN ^ | Friday, July 26, 2013 6:09 AM | Ashraf Ramelah
    Adly Mansour, Egypt’s Interim President, has chosen to begin Egypt’s conversion to democracy by reinstating and modifying ousted President Morsi’s controversial 2012 Islamic Shariah constitution. Finalized just five months ago and widely rejected by Egyptians (more than 70 percent), but somehow “approved” through a referendum “vote”, this dream-come-true for Islamists was the leading cause of Morsi’s overthrow. An historic verdict by Egypt’s judiciary dismissed the constitutional assembly working on the 2012 constitution draft because the assembly was dominated by Muslim Brotherhood and Salafi mainly interested in a religious agenda. This time around, there is no debate that Egypt must have...
  • Brotherhood Leader: Egyptian Army 'Worse Than the Jews'

    07/08/2013 10:54:48 AM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    inn ^ | 7/8/13
    Egypt's temporary President Adli Mansour announced the establishment of a commission of inquiry which will investigate the events surrounding the deaths of at least 51 people Monday in clashes outside a military building in Cairo. At least 435 people were wounded as well in the incident. Most of those killed were Muslim Brotherhood members, and the chain of events leading to the deaths were being hotly contested by the Brotherhood and the Egyptian Army. The Brotherhood claimed that those killed were innocent, doing nothing more than holding a sit-in against the ousting of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi in what they...
  • Top judge sworn in as Egypt interim president

    07/04/2013 5:14:34 AM PDT · by bert · 41 replies
    Al Jezeera ^ | 07/04/13 | staff
    Chief justice Adly Mansour takes oath hours after democratically elected Mohamed Morsi overthrown by military. Top judge Mansour has been sworn in as Egypt interim president, hours after Mohamed Morsi was overthrown in a military coup following huge protests against his one-year rule. Adly Mansour took the oath of interim president on Thursday, as his democratically elected predecessor, Mohamed Morsi, was held in an unspecified military barracks along with senior aides. Before the constitutional court, Mansour said: "I swear by God to uphold the Republican system and respect the constitution and law... and safeguard the people and protect the nation."...
  • Muslim Brotherhood site says Egypt’s new president is secretly Jewish [LOL!]

    07/05/2013 8:49:59 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/5/13 | Max Fisher
    IkhwanOnline, the official Web site of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, posted an article on Thursday asserting that the country’s new interim president, Adly Mansour, is secretly Jewish. The article, since taken offline,suggested that Mansour was part of an American and Israeli conspiracy to install Mohamed ElBaradei, a former U.N. official and Egyptian opposition figure, as president. Mansour, the supreme justice of Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court, was sworn in as interim president on Thursday after the military announced that President Mohamed Morsi was no longer in charge. Morsi was a close ally of the Muslim Brotherhood, which has held large demonstrations protesting...
  • International reactions to Morsi's removal

    07/05/2013 7:28:42 AM PDT · by bert · 29 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | 07/05/13 | staff
    World leaders weigh in after Egypt's army commander announces that president had been removed The Egyptian army's suspension of the constitution and removal of President Mohamed Morsi has drawn mixed responses from world leaders: European Union The EU has called for a rapid return to democracy in Egypt. EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said: "I urge all sides to rapidly return to the democratic process, including the holding of free and fair presidential and parliamentary elections and the approval of a constitution, to be done in a fully inclusive manner, so as to permit the country to resume and...
  • World leaders cautious after transfer of power in Egypt

    07/04/2013 11:21:13 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    France 24 ^ | July 4, 2013 | (France 24 with wires)
    The top judge at Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court, Adli Mansour, was sworn in Thursday as the country’s interim president, taking the helm a day after the military ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi from power in a rout that prompted mixed reactions from world leaders. The head of the armed forces, General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, announced Morsi’s overthrow on state television late Wednesday following the expiration of a 48-hour army ultimatum. The sudden change of leadership brought expressions of joy and concern from different quarters, with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu calling the coup “unacceptable” while Qatar’s new emir, Sheikh Tamim...
  • Egypt’s new president says Brotherhood ‘part of nation’: report

    07/04/2013 11:45:23 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Jul 4, 2013 6:05am EDT | Tom Perry/Yasmine Saleh
    Egypt’s new head of state said the Muslim Brotherhood were part of the people and were welcome to help “build the nation” a day after the military overthrew president Mohamed Mursi, the website of the state-run Al-Ahram newspaper reported. …
  • Inside The Revolution: Who is Adly Mansour, new “interim president”?

    07/04/2013 6:57:36 AM PDT · by Former Fetus
    Joel C. Rosenberg's Blog ^ | 6/4/2013 | Joel C. Rosenberg
    FULL TITLE: Inside The Revolution: Drama builds amidst military coup in Egypt. Muslim Brotherhood leadership arrested. Who is Adly Mansour, new “interim president”? As if there is not enough drama in the epicenter already, a military coup d’état occurred overnight in Egypt. Mohamed Morsi is no longer the president after 22 million Egyptians signed a petition to remove him. Now all eyes are on Adly Mansour, the 67 year old judge, the interim president,appointed by the Egyptian army. Mansour is expected to oversee the drafting of a new electoral law, and oversee new elections, though it is not yet clear...