Skip to comments.Anti-Morsi protesters torch Muslim Brotherhood offices
Posted on 11/23/2012 7:01:50 AM PST by mandaladon
Protesters set fire on Friday to the offices of the Muslim Brotherhood, the party of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, a day after he assumed broad new powers not subject to appeal. Pro- and anti-Morsi rallies erupted in cities across Egypt. Protesters torched Muslim Brotherhood offices on Friday, state media said, as supporters and opponents of President Mohamed Morsi staged rival rallies across Egypt a day after he assumed sweeping powers.
The offices of the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), the Muslim Brotherhood's political arm, were set ablaze in the canal cities of Ismailiya and Port Said, state television said.
An FJP official told AFP the party's office was also stormed in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, where clashes broke out between rival demonstrators.
In Cairo, an array of liberal and secular groups, including activists at the forefront of the protest movement that forced veteran strongman Hosni Mubarak from power early last year, planned to march on Tahrir Square, Cairo's iconic protest hub, to demonstrate against the "new pharaoh".
Morsi's backers led by the powerful Muslim Brotherhood gathered outside the presidential palace in north Cairo in a show of support for his decision to temporarily place his decisions above judicial oversight.
"The people support the president's decisions," the crowd chanted.
Morsi was mulling an address to the nation defending his decision later in the day, aides said.
On Thursday, the president undercut a hostile judiciary that had been considering whether to scrap an Islamist-dominated panel drawing up a new constitution, stripping judges of the right to rule on the case or to challenge his decrees.
The decision effectively places the president above judicial oversight until a new constitution is ratified.
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How do you say “Reichstag Fire” in Arabic?
Guess old, rumpled Hillary will have to go protect that hero of Obama’s “Arab Spring.” Sounds like not everyone loves him as much as she and Obama do.
What could possibly go wrong with that?
Obama is taking notes!
Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.
Yep! Don’t think that Obama wouldn’t LOVE to do the same.
When we start hearing about extreme-Islamist clerics being assassinated, that would be a sure indicator of serious discontent.
Why did they oust Mubarak again?
I believe the paperwork is done and the logistics are worked out. He's just waiting for the "right" time to spring this on us.
And then won't we have some fun.
Ah hah! The Arab winter...not to be confused with the Arab spring!
Thanks for the link.
Wow...US troops in Egypt. Unfriggin-believable.
obama is giving them yet another chance to kill American soldiers...and they will.
Yep. This sounds like a job for Lady Gaza and her little monsters...
Yea, and we have a whole lot of Freepers who consider Romney’s defeat a victory. Good luck with the dictator-wannabe, Obama Pay attention, this radicalism is coming to US.
The new boss is an anti-America, anti-non-Islamofascist dictator hell-bent on doing what he can to help destroy the Great Satan and the Little Satan.
The “old boss” was more like the Shah of Iran, a bit despotic, to be sure, but on the whole benign-to-somewhat-friendly to America and America’s interests.
I’d agree that Obammie the Commie as the “new boss” is, in fact, somewhat similar to Jimmy “I Hate America” Carter, the “old boss.”