Egyptians protest after draft constitution raced through

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GeorgeBrown wrote:

Once the Muslim Brotherhood and its allies have finished “reorienting” the Egyptian government and legal system along fanatical religious lines then the revolution will be “complete”; Egypt will have come full circle and the Mubarak era may end up looking not so bad.

Nov 30, 2012 12:16am EST  --  Report as abuse
Dem4ever wrote:

Their constitution is written for them and by them [the Egyptians]. We need to respect this simple fact. You can’t judge the quality of their constitution living out side of their society. It is proposed that the document be out for public review and vote, isn’t that what democracy is all about?

Nov 30, 2012 1:55am EST  --  Report as abuse

“Activists highlighted other flaws such as worrying articles pertaining to the rights of women and freedom of speech.”

Crickets are standing by to deliver harshly chirped condemnation from President Obama, Secretary of State Clinton and the National Organization for Women.

Nov 30, 2012 9:12am EST  --  Report as abuse
Changes2000 wrote:

You are witnessing the birth of a new breed of dictatorship in which the ruler’s extreme power is constitutionally granted.
Congratulation to the new democratic Egypt.

Nov 30, 2012 9:27am EST  --  Report as abuse
Jack___Davis wrote:

Don’t they know you have to pass it to see what’s inside it?

Nov 30, 2012 10:36am EST  --  Report as abuse
Fantasywriter wrote:

And so goes Obama’s Arab Spring. What we have now looks more like a long, dark, cold Arab Winter. This will spread like a plague and has already targeted Syria, Libya, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Turkey. The rest of the Middle East will fall quickly after these fall. We will be financing the fall with our current energy policies that will continue to make us more and more dependent on foreign oil.

Nov 30, 2012 12:06pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Fantasywriter wrote:

And so goes Obama’s Arab Spring. What we have now looks more like a long, dark, cold Arab Winter. This will spread like a plague and has already targeted Syria, Libya, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Turkey. The rest of the Middle East will fall quickly after these fall. We will be financing the fall with our current energy policies that will continue to make us more and more dependent on foreign oil.

Nov 30, 2012 12:06pm EST  --  Report as abuse
sidevalve56 wrote:

They deserve everything they are getting…they overthrew the old government and elected the current one…if you’re gonna be dumb you gotta be tough…

Nov 30, 2012 12:15pm EST  --  Report as abuse
JerseyDave wrote:

Why isn’t the US Government saying word one? They were all for freedom in Egypt at the beginning of this stuff. Then again the pointy heads in the left wing of foreign policy thought Iran would be better off if the Shah was dumped too. Oops.

Nov 30, 2012 12:30pm EST  --  Report as abuse
smallgovt wrote:

The new boss is the same as the old boss. So much for Democracy.

Nov 30, 2012 12:43pm EST  --  Report as abuse
ofilha wrote:

Dictatorships can exist in a democratically elected government. It’s called the dictatorship of the majority. It’s unfortunate and a dangerous path. Hitler was elected democratically and turned Germany into a dictatorship. The west has its own skewed democracy, the one that favors the rich and makes the laws to protect the rich, it’s the dictatorship of the wealthy. I have no problem with an Islamic democracy as long as such a democracy respects the rights of its minorities, no tyranny of the majority. I was hoping the Muslim Brotherhood had outgrown its old theocratic ways, i was wrong.

Nov 30, 2012 3:12pm EST  --  Report as abuse
grepdude wrote:

Uh. Help me understand something – If they leave rather than vote against the Muslims then who is there to stop this freight train?

Nov 30, 2012 3:18pm EST  --  Report as abuse
4ever49 wrote:

I agree with ofilha – a democratic election has now morphed into a dictatorship.
The Egyptians chose their poison and now they are getting a real taste.
It is time for us to withdraw any financial support if we already have not.

Nov 30, 2012 3:47pm EST  --  Report as abuse
KaosHiker wrote:

As I said from the very beginning, The Arab spring was really the Sharia Spring, No one listened to Me then so I am sure they wont now.
Twenty years from now, well it will be too late, But at least I will get to say ” I told You so ” as the radical islamist chop off Our infidel heads.

Nov 30, 2012 4:53pm EST  --  Report as abuse
KaosHiker wrote:

The only bright spot I see is Libya. The good people there truly seem to want to get rid of the hate monger jihadis. They really are trying to join the modern civilized world.
They are the only MODERATE Muslims I see with enough balls to openly defy these fanatical killers.
Good people of Libya, take heart the good people of America are behind you 100 % What can We do to Help.

Nov 30, 2012 5:12pm EST  --  Report as abuse
davidkachel wrote:

No one could POSSIBLY have seen this coming, huh!?

Well, no one on the looney tunes left, anyway.

Nov 30, 2012 6:49pm EST  --  Report as abuse

Barack Obama is getting the “Arab Spring” that he worked toward and was cheering on. It may be great for the Islamists; not so much for anybody else.

Nov 30, 2012 8:15pm EST  --  Report as abuse
alibabaforty wrote:

egypt is banana republic. muslim brotherhood steal the country and the situation will get worst

Dec 01, 2012 3:24am EST  --  Report as abuse
alibabaforty wrote:

muslim brotherhood will put an end of egypt.islam is not the solution.islam is a prescription for disaster

Dec 01, 2012 3:27am EST  --  Report as abuse
AtaColJT wrote:

Even a lot of Muslims can’t stand Islam it seems they must be racists if they don’t like Mursi. You know like when a person in this country is called a racist if they don’t like Obama. Mursi won the election and elections have consequences so like Obama says shut up and sit down. Let’s see how the Muslim Brotherhood handles political dissent. I bet the second Arab spring doesn’t go anywhere. I bet instead it goes straight from Islamic winter to Muslim summer and they don’t even have spring this time. Why doesn’t Mark Zuckerberg go over to Mursi’s Egypt and meet with the opposition and show them how social networking can be used to mobilize their people against Mursi and see how fast Zuckerberg is arrested this time. I think after this the liberals and moderates will understand what Mubarak was up against and what it takes to keep the fundamentalist Islamist from oppressing everybody. Dumb A$$ Liberals. What I find so amusing is how smart liberals think they are. I am sure the Muslim Brotherhood gets a good laugh about that too.

Dec 01, 2012 9:09am EST  --  Report as abuse
AtaColJT wrote:

I don’t have a problem with Reuters not publishing comments that don’t meet their standards. By the same token I refrain from reading what doesn’t meet my standards.

Dec 01, 2012 9:12am EST  --  Report as abuse
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