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Clashes erupt across Egypt over Morsi's new powers

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Thus proving the muslim brotherhood is not there to help others, only to help themselves.

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"Whoever insults the sultan, God humiliates him."

OK.

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Egypt is heading a civil war like Lebanon in 1975, a fight between the religious factions who were racing to gain more power! Probably this is too big to lose for America!

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The Muslim Brotherhood, from which he hails, has been moving to monopolize power

Like Iran in 1979?

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Looks like we may not have to wait to see what kind of constitution they put out before the next significant development...

Where's the Egyptian that was former head of the UN arms commssion?

This might be a chance for him to make a stance and rise to prominence.

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Is there any chance that there will not be a major war in the Middle East in the coming decade?

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Morsi is going to stay in power with the MB. Morsi have the blessing of Obama and HIllary.

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It is Egypts version of the Iranian islamist revolution, and like Jimmy Carter made the disastrous mistake of helping Khomeinj to take over and create his Shia-style shariah dictatorship, Obama made the disastrous mistake of helping Morsi to take over and establish his Sunni-style shariah dictatorship.

And, like in Iran, the islamists of course will never give back the power once they have it.

It is like Western politicians simply refuse to learn.

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comarade captain:

" Egypt is heading a civil war like Lebanon in 1975, a fight between the religious factions who were racing to gain more power! "

No, it is not. The Copts in Egypt are only a meagre 5% of the population, and they will simply be beaten down by the Sunni muslim masses. And there are hardly any Shia, Druzes, or other minorities in Egypt, it is Sunni islam throughout, and with the Muslim Brotherhood in power, it is not Sunni fundamentalist islam. Don´t think Lebanon.... think Saudi Arabia.

Great job, Western politicians! Not.

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Sorry, that should of course have been: It is NOW Sunni fundamentalist islam.

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Oh boy, this is not going to end well. From bad to worse, perhaps. Always amazes me how gullible people are when it comes to revolutions and how they so dearly want to believe better times are ahead when often the opposite is true. Watching "The last king of Scotland" about Idi Amin's regime in Uganda is quite fascinating for example.

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This kind a thing happens through out history.

The French revolution comes to mind where the Burbon dynasty was over thrown only to be replaced by Robespierre a tyrant himself got executed during the Thermidorian Reaction.

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Dr. Morsi had to apply such rules in order to protect the country from the followers of Mubarak who still possess lots of power and money. Going with this rules, the constitution should be ready in 2 months after the approval of the Egyptian people. After that an election of the Parliament can be done. Whenever a Parliament is elected, it will be responsible of putting the rules according to the new constitution and the power of Morsi will be limited.

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Shouldn't be hearing these words in a countries leadership title, "Islamist President", what if every nation had to go by a religious/political leader title? "Christian President of the US" or "Buddhist Prime Minister of Japan" etc?

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" it will be responsible of putting the rules according to the new constitution and the power of Morsi will be limited."

Heh, if you believe that then I gotta quality British sports car for sale. Oh, wait a miniute....

Heh, if you believe that then I gotta quality British sports car for sale.

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To think Islam is a peaceful religion...sigh

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HonestDictator - it is not just his religion - the Muslim Brotherhood of which he was a member until immediately before the election - banned in Egypt as a terrorist group until the revolution, is a parent group of both Hamas, and spawned guys like Al Zawahiri - ideological leaders of Al Qaeda.

It's not just a statement of which temple he goes to. He is politically alligned with a religious political party with some pretty extreme world views...

Still congrats to him on winning the election, and best of luck to secular Egypt (and granted, the secular dictators of Egypt did everything to justify their removal).

Peace

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