Egyptians back new constitution in referendum

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JapanViewer wrote:

This Islamic Constitution officially ends the Arab Spring. It will be a long Arab Winter before Egyptians will be free again. What a waste of hope.

Dec 22, 2012 11:57pm EST  --  Report as abuse
randburg100 wrote:

I was right – we’re going to end up with an arc of Islamic dictatorships right across North Africa, deep into the Middle East – people think there’s problems now – in the words of ‘that’ song – “you ain’t seen nothing yet”

Dec 23, 2012 3:43am EST  --  Report as abuse
kenradke11 wrote:

Here comes the barbarid mideival Sharia Law now….oh boy watch out now. They will never take over my Country…I will fight!!

Dec 23, 2012 7:11am EST  --  Report as abuse
moweddell wrote:

Here we go again! Remember the famous saying: “Those who are ignorant of the past are condemned to repeat it”. Thus, the Egyptians have again repeated the past. Note that the UN survey in 2002 indicated about a 40% to 70% illeteracy rate in these Islamic countries. There is about a 40% and up unemployment rate, along with the same or more poverty rate. These populations do not have a clear understanding of the duties or responsibilities of citizens within a democracy. or even the role of a democratic government. Most of those who are educated are taught religious dogma to the point of exclusion and intolerance of other philosophies. They have been ruled by kings, dictators, or religious clerice for centuries. They complain of their circumstances, cause civil war, rebel, create chaos, and demand change, but when the dust is settled, they fall back on their misguided religion and select some sheikh,fanatic cleric, or another religious Islamic group for leadership, Thus, they are right back where they started, only this time a different religion or religious group is in charge, and the oppression begins all over again. Now, they resort back to the code of the feud and begin discriminating against, or the murdering of, Jews, Christians, educated women, or other minority religious sects, and perhaps neighbors who did not support their cause. This is done of course in the name of Jihad. The Arab Spring results have shown that these populations are their own worst enemy. Their efforts will never be blessed unless they change their religion, which will never happen. With the larger support in Cairo and Alexandria voting “NO”, against the new “religious” constitution, and where the recent rebellion was centered, there is still too much opposition. Instead of unity, they have now gotten more division. Now Eqypt has become another Iran and the rebellion will continue, perhaps on a smaller scale, but still requiring control of the masses by government or the army.

Dec 23, 2012 9:26am EST  --  Report as abuse
Doc62 wrote:

Sad day for Egyptians. They went from a prosperic despot to a poor jihadist. Lots of women at the polls. As soon as sharia law is enacted, they won’t be seen anymore OR ELSE!
It’s a good time to buy stock in “Rhodia Eco” the USA largest producer of Sulfuric acid. Just 2 months ago, two schoolgirls were attacked for eating “popsicles”. And you think our schoolchidren aren’t safe?

Dec 23, 2012 9:47am EST  --  Report as abuse
sidevalve56 wrote:

If you’re gonna be dumb you better be tough…

Dec 23, 2012 10:09am EST  --  Report as abuse
CAL59 wrote:

Like Chavez in Venezuela, like Morales in Bolivia, like Correa in Ecuador, like Ortega in Nicaragua, like Ahmadinejad and his theocrat handlers in Iran, the “approval” of a new constitution by referendum in Mursi’s Egypt marks the beginning of the end of the fledgling democracy in that country.

The opposition has no chance: its leaders will be persecuted, jailed or chased into exile; the media will be bought, coerced or silenced; democratic institutions like parliament and the judiciary will be taken over by the party in power and used to do its bidding, and all this will be done under the guise of democracy while democracy itself gradually peters out.

The recipe has repeatedly proven simple and effective: use democracy and its tools to rape democracy, its principles and its institutions to, in the end, impose a dictatorship while the world watches “in concern” or, like the US, unwittingly finances the process.

Dec 23, 2012 1:32pm EST  --  Report as abuse
kommy wrote:

Bye, bye Israel.

Dec 23, 2012 1:54pm EST  --  Report as abuse
kommy wrote:

Bye, bye Israel.

Dec 23, 2012 1:54pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Eric.Klein wrote:

With a turnout of only 30% the actual approval for this Constitution was only 19% of eligible voters

This was not as well accepted as they want us think

Dec 23, 2012 3:14pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Eric.Klein wrote:

With a turnout of only 30% the actual approval for this Constitution was only 19% of eligible voters

This was not as well accepted as they want us think

Dec 23, 2012 3:14pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Elibrachy wrote:

This constitution is the mark of the down fall of the Moslim Brothers. They are building opposition to face the economic crisis alone.

Dec 23, 2012 5:18pm EST  --  Report as abuse
JapanViewer wrote:

I actually see a silver lining in this whole Islmaist process; it makes it perfectly clear to the world what the Islamists want if their left alone to choose. Let the world and the naive liberals of the West watch as they slowly strip away women’s and non-Muslim people’s rights, and let world learn what their true calling is. Idiots. It’s infuriating how naive the world is regarding the nature of Islam.

Dec 23, 2012 6:53pm EST  --  Report as abuse
beancube2101 wrote:

It looks exactly like Hitler drafting constitution for German. Uneducated Muslim/Zionism followers are just some tools for establishing a war machine in the region.

Dec 23, 2012 10:37pm EST  --  Report as abuse
tmotmo wrote:

This is hypocrisy in democrazy!!! 10% wants to decide for more than 80%. If president bush could be declared winner with a margin, if the American GOP still strongly believe in protecting the rich and requires the poor (sorry, they are called middle class) to pay for the comfort of the rich. If the GOP has altitude that represses the women folks, if the GOP support killings that they called self defence (NRA, you know. If you checked on the current rates at which seniors in USA are getting involved in crimes.
You now wonder on which ground do we as westerners (i mean americans) have to criticize what is happening in Egypt.
Democracy is about number. Morsi or whatever you name is, you have the support of some of us in USA. That is democracy, however, the minority should not suffer unduely with your constitution.

Dec 24, 2012 1:16am EST  --  Report as abuse
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