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State Department Fails to Condemn Morsi’s Dictatorial Power Grab

Posted By Daniel Greenfield On November 23, 2012 @ 11:18 am In The Point | 10 Comments

Egyptian opponents of President Mohamed Morsi break into the office of the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), the political arm of the Muslim Brotherhood, in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria on November 23, 2012. Opponents set fire to Muslim Brotherhood offices in three Egyptian cities, state television reported, as rival rallies gathered nationwide a day after Morsi assumed sweeping powers

You know that there’s something really wrong here when the UN Human Rights Commissioner condemns an Islamist move while Obama Inc. has absolutely nothing to say about it.

“We are very concerned about the possible huge ramifications of this declaration on human rights and the rule of law in Egypt,” Rupert Colville, spokesman for the UN Human Rights Commissioner Navi Pillay, said at the United Nations in Geneva.

Maybe the State Department will belatedly express its “concern” as well, but it is increasingly looking as if Obama gave Morsi the go-ahead to function as a dictator in exchange for getting Hamas to stand down.

Thousands of protesters marching from various points in the city are converging on Tahrir Square Friday afternoon, chanting slogans such as “Down with the Supreme Guide,” “Wake up Morsy, it’s your last day,” and the popular “The people demand the fall of the regime,” eyewitnesses report.

A march of dozens coming came from Estiqama Mosque in Giza Square after Friday prayers. The march included April 6 Youth Movement, Popular Current and Constitution Party members. Each movement raised its flag while others raised the Egyptian flag. The protesters also held banners denouncing the Muslim Brotherhood and its intervention in the state policy, as well as banners rejecting yesterday’s constitutional declaration.

Another march from Nour Mosque in Abbasseya that includes dozens of opponents to Morsy’s decisions, including April 6 activists, is also headed to Tahrir.

The protesters held symbolic coffins wrapped in Egyptian flags and white flags that read “martyr.”

They chanted “The people want to bring the president down” and “A second revolution anew.”

There are mass democracy protests in Tahrir Square and battles between democracy protesters and Muslim Brotherhood regime thugs. Last time around Obama claimed that Mubarak had to step down and follow the will of the people. What is he going to say now?


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