Skip to comments.Who is Mohamed Morsi?
Posted on 11/27/2012 10:13:16 AM PST by Uncle Miltie
Egypt has elected as its president a member of the Muslim Brotherhood who was never prominent within the organisation.
Mohamed Morsi was sworn in as Egypt's first civilian head of state in June 2011 and the first Islamist to lead the Arab world's most populous nation.
Born in Sharqiya, in the Nile Delta, Morsi was a high-ranking figure in the Muslim Brotherhood, but he was not widely known among the Egyptian public.
An engineer by trade, he studied in the US before returning to Egypt to head the engineering department at Zagazig University.
He was a member of the Committee to Resist Zionism before becoming a member of the Muslim Brotherhood's guidance bureau in the mid-1990s.
He was elected to the lower house of parliament as an independent candidate in 2000 and served two terms. Morsi lost his reelection bid in 2005, and was arrested shortly afterwards for political reasons.
After the revolution, Morsi was appointed head of the Freedom and Justice Party, the Muslim Brotherhood's allied political party [and the biggest winner in last year's parliamentary elections].
He registered for the presidential race at the last minute, when it seemed that Khairat al-Shater - the Brotherhood's first choice - might be disqualified because of his past criminal convictions.
Morsi has struggled to overcome the stigma of being the Muslim Brotherhood's second-choice candidate; his largest base of support will come from within the movement.
He stepped down as the head of the Muslim Brotherhood after being elected and vowed that under his leadership, Egypt would be an inclusive, civilian state.
In a rousing speech on the day he took his oath of office, Morsi promised dignity and social justice and swore to uphold the constitution and "the republican system", reciting the words of an oath which he will now formally take in front of the supreme constitutional court.
He insisted that "no institution will be above the people", critiquing an army which has sought to shield itself from parliamentary oversight. "You are the source of authority," he told the crowd.
I got the posting date wrong. It is:
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2012 21:18
Not found on FR, though, so this is a decent bit of background on Egypt’s new Dictator, and Friend of 0bama.
Friend Of Obama = F.O.O.
Does that make me a FOO Fighter? :-)
I only need to know that:
a) Morsi was Obama’s guy,
b) Obama stood squarely behind the Muslim Brotherhood and
c) Despite Morsi’s recent proclamations, Obama has nothing to say.
Not enough! This guy studied in the U.S. for eight years. Who were his associates, friends etc.? What organizations did he belong to at the University of California? Did he ever travel to Chicago?
If you answered “second round draft pick of the Brooklyn Nets”, step up and claim your Obamaphone
“He insisted that “no institution will be above the people””
Except for himself, of course.
Welll...... as a young man, I myself graduated from the university if ZigZag.
Who is Barack Obama?