Skip to comments.Egypt's President Morsi to Elect a Christian and a Woman as Vice Presidents
Posted on 07/12/2012 3:09:42 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
Critics are questioning if this vow by Morsi will come to fruition, or if it is an empty promise meant to temporarily placate concerns that he is a traditionally orthodox Muslim with only Muslim needs in mind.
Morsi made the claim this past Monday when his representatives told various international media outlets of his plan to unify Egyptians of different backgrounds under his one government.
"And it's not just a vice president who will represent a certain agenda and sect, but a vice president who is powerful and empowered and will be taking care of critical advising within the presidential Cabinet," Ahmed Deif, Morsi's topic advisor, told CNN's Christiane Amanpour.
In addition, Deif promised to elect a Christian to the vice presidential platform as well, telling CNN Monday that Egypt "definitely" will not be an "Islamic Republic."
Additionally, Morsi told CNN a few weeks before the election: "The role of women in Egyptian society is clear," although, as CNN points out, he was initially for banning women from the presidential race.
"Women's rights are equal to men. Women have complete rights, just like men. There shouldn't be any kind of distinction between Egyptians except that ... based on the constitution and the law," he added.
Critics have been concerned that Morsi, who is himself a practicing Muslim, will lead a regime similar to that of the interim military council, whose predominate conservative Muslim influence caused Christians to flee the countries in by the thousands.
Although it is still undetermined whether Morsi will actually fulfill these promises, the president has said he will begin making appointments once the members of his cabinet have been selected, once again showing that he does not plan to rule the country in a dictator-like fashion.
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Good luck with that!
All of the Assad fanbois on FR can now breathe easy about the plight of Egypt *and* Syria.
It’s BS. Mark my words...BS. The Muslim Brotherhood is not a progressive organization that is going to welcome women and Christians as equals. These are groups they would rather see on their knees with the backs of their heads pressed against the muzzle of an AK-47.
Anyone who thinks this is more than window dressing is insane. The liberals in this country will snap it up unthinkingly as progress, though.
They will be elected, then killed. Then Islam will move on as normal.
Stay quiet and non-threatening until Obama’s reelection.
And, for his Chief of Staff, the Sphinx
The mobs have been doing a credible job on their own. If Mursi sympathizes with their goals, then all he need do is leave them to their business. I haven’t heard what his plans are, if any, to stop them.
Ahmed Deif, Morsi's topic advisor... promised to elect a Christian to the vice presidential platform as well, telling CNN Monday that Egypt "definitely" will not be an "Islamic Republic."Good luck with that, or with my earlier prediction? ;')
They will be the first to pay the jizya .
[singing] Go on, taqqiya money and run...
“The liberals in this country will snap it up unthinkingly as progress, though.”
Ding ding ding!
Is that a known, or is that jizya best guess? /rimshot
That *is* normal in Islam. ;’)
The Iranians did the same thing, brought some moderates into the government early on, then bumped them off down the road.