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Sun Dec 2, 2012, 07:25 AM

Egypt's highest court suspends work after Islamist protest

Source: Reuters

Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court postponed its work indefinitely on Sunday after a protest by Islamists sympathetic to President Mohamed Mursi outside its headquarters.

"(The judges) announce the suspension of the court sessions until the time when they can continue their message and rulings in cases without any psychological and material pressures" the court said in a statement.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/02/egypt-court-statement-idUSL5E8N24QM20121202



Egypt court halts all work amid Islamist 'pressure'

Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court has said it is halting all work indefinitely in protest at the "psychological pressure" it has faced.

Islamist protesters earlier prevented the judges from meeting in Cairo to rule on a draft constitution.

The supporters of the president wanted to block any ruling that would question the document's legality.

President Mohammed Morsi has said a referendum on the constitution will be held on 15 December.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-20571718

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Reply Egypt's highest court suspends work after Islamist protest (Original post)
Bosonic Dec 2012 OP
JDPriestly Dec 2012 #1
Coyotl Dec 2012 #9
blackspade Dec 2012 #2
Comrade Grumpy Dec 2012 #3
blackspade Dec 2012 #4
Comrade Grumpy Dec 2012 #5
blackspade Dec 2012 #7
zellie Dec 2012 #6
GliderGuider Dec 2012 #8

Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 10:02 AM

1. Looks like Egypt is right back where it started.

Those who met on Tahrir Square seem to have forgotten to educate the people and the Islamists about their values and goals.

The secular democrats in Egypt have a lot of work to do. This is very sad.

I wonder where the Islamists plan to get their military equipment and support. Russia? Iran? China?

I figure that Morsi already has that planned out.

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Response to JDPriestly (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 04:32 PM

9. These are the same people as you saw mobilize in Tahrir Square

What percentage of Egyptians do you think are not the "Islamists" you mention?

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 12:36 PM

2. Mubarak MKII

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Response to blackspade (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 01:03 PM

3. Hardly.

At least, not yet.

Morsi won the presidential election. The Moslem Brotherhood won the parliamentary elections.

Morsi assumed special powers to get the constitutional process completed. The constitution has been completed. It will face a popular vote in 13 days.

Let's see what happens after that.

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Response to Comrade Grumpy (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 01:07 PM

4. It will go badly.

Assuming special powers is how it starts.

I find it highly unlikely he will give these 'special' powers up.

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Response to blackspade (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 01:32 PM

5. His special powers end when the constitution is approved.

They were mainly designed to block the Mubarek judiciary from further fucking with the process.

It's a weird situation: You now have the liberal revolutionaries aligned with the Mubarek supporters against the Islamists.

Let's see what happens.

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Response to Comrade Grumpy (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 03:27 PM

7. I seriously doubt it.

Few folks in power give up their special powers.

Like you say, we'll see.

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 01:44 PM

6. Yes, let's see what happens.

 

I am so sure there will be a representative secular democracy at the end.

I'm sure women , minorities , gay Egyptians and religious minorities will have full rights and protection.

That was obvious sarcasm.


Sooner or later people may notice that rractionary neanderthal sharia law is totally antithetical to human rights and democracy.

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 03:39 PM

8. There's a novel idea: "Capitulation as protest". Let's see how well it works. nt

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