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Anti-Morsi protesters torch Muslim Brotherhood offices
France 24 ^ | 23 Nov 2012

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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TOPICS: Breaking News; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: arabspring; arabspringfail; egypt; egyptmb; gazaceasefire; mohammedmorsi; morsi; morsidictator; muslimbrotherhood; waronterror
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"Morsi is a 'temporary' dictator," read the banner he hradline in Friday's edition of independent daily Al-Masry Youm......Arab spring getting a little nasty.
1 posted on 11/23/2012 7:02:00 AM PST by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon

How do you say “Reichstag Fire” in Arabic?


2 posted on 11/23/2012 7:02:57 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: mandaladon
The Islamist president assumed his sweeping new powers in a decree read out by his spokesman Yasser Ali on state television on Thursday. "The president can issue any decision or measure to protect the revolution," it said. "The constitutional declarations, decisions and laws issued by the president are final and not subject to appeal."...............This is Obama's buddy.
3 posted on 11/23/2012 7:05:32 AM PST by mandaladon (The truth about Benghazi is all I want)
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To: mandaladon

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.


4 posted on 11/23/2012 7:07:49 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: mandaladon
Just a "temporary' dictator"?

What could possibly go wrong with that?

Obama is taking notes!

5 posted on 11/23/2012 7:08:07 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment,a Matter of Fact,Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: mandaladon
Obama’s pledge of US troops to Sinai next week won Israel’s nod for ceasefire
6 posted on 11/23/2012 7:09:10 AM PST by Errant
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To: mandaladon
Fox Business is reporting that there are tanks in the street in Cairo trying to break up the demonstrations. I am not sure if the media really means tanks or armored cars, but the dictator is acting. Obama had much to do with installing the Muslim Brotherhood in power in Egypt and is, no doubt, watching approvingly as his creation blooms.
7 posted on 11/23/2012 7:12:16 AM PST by Truth29
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.


8 posted on 11/23/2012 7:18:26 AM PST by mandaladon (The truth about Benghazi is all I want)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Yep! Don’t think that Obama wouldn’t LOVE to do the same.


9 posted on 11/23/2012 7:20:54 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: dfwgator

When we start hearing about extreme-Islamist clerics being assassinated, that would be a sure indicator of serious discontent.


10 posted on 11/23/2012 7:24:17 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Arab Winter.
Why did they oust Mubarak again?


11 posted on 11/23/2012 7:25:40 AM PST by hkusp40
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Yep! Don’t think that Obama wouldn’t LOVE to do the same.

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.

12 posted on 11/23/2012 7:27:09 AM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: mandaladon

Ah hah! The Arab winter...not to be confused with the Arab spring!


13 posted on 11/23/2012 7:33:15 AM PST by Road Warrior 04 (I miss President Bush! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Errant

Thanks for the link.

Wow...US troops in Egypt. Unfriggin-believable.


14 posted on 11/23/2012 7:35:11 AM PST by moovova (Happy Thanksgiving to all. Say a prayer for your country when you bow your head today.)
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To: Bushbacker1

Bttt


15 posted on 11/23/2012 7:37:25 AM PST by ConservativeMan55
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To: moovova

obama is giving them yet another chance to kill American soldiers...and they will.


16 posted on 11/23/2012 7:38:52 AM PST by MestaMachine (It's the !!!!TREASON!!!!, stupid!)
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Gold spiking.


17 posted on 11/23/2012 7:47:34 AM PST by Born to Conserve
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To: txrefugee
"Guess old, rumpled Hillary will have to go protect that hero of Obama’s “Arab Spring.”"

Yep. This sounds like a job for Lady Gaza and her little monsters...


18 posted on 11/23/2012 7:51:36 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: mandaladon

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.


19 posted on 11/23/2012 7:56:45 AM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: mandaladon

Not exactly.

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.”


20 posted on 11/23/2012 8:01:14 AM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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