Islamic Winter: Military Fascism Replaced by Islamofascism in Egypt
Military fascism replaced by Islamofascism in Egypt
Egyptian demonstrators promised to fight the new power grab.
And, the Obama Administration, who supported the Morsi regime, spoke out against his latest moves.
ABC Online reported:
Opponents of the Egyptian president have begun a sit-in protest in Cairo’s Tahrir Square to demand he retract a declaration that grants him broad powers.
Mohamed Morsi outraged many Egyptians this week with a decree that all his decisions would be immune from judicial review.
After a day of protests both for and against the Islamic leader, demonstrators in Tahrir Square – the symbolic heart of protests that toppled Hosni Mubarak last year – have begun what they say will be a week-long sit-in.
“We are heading towards a totalitarian regime again for the second time. This is not what we revolted for. I elected Morsi myself the last time and now Morsi is repeating Mubarak’s mistakes,” one protester told the BBC…
…Mr Morsi’s move also raised international concerns, with the United States calling for calm and urging all parties to work together.
“The decisions and declarations announced on November 22 raise concerns for many Egyptians and for the international community,” said State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland.
“One of the aspirations of the revolution was to ensure that power would not be overly concentrated in the hands of any one person or institution.”
In Brussels, a spokesman for EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said “it is of utmost importance that the democratic process be completed in accordance with the commitments undertaken by the Egyptian leadership.”
Rights watchdog Amnesty International slammed Mr Morsi’s new powers, which “trample the rule of law and herald a new era of repression”.