Skip to comments.Mursi warning stirs fears in Egypt opposition
Posted on 03/24/2013 1:02:47 PM PDT by Nachum
(Reuters) - Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi threatened on Sunday to take unspecified steps to "protect this nation" after violent demonstrations against his Muslim Brotherhood, using vague but severe language that the opposition said heralded a crackdown.
In remarks following clashes outside the Brotherhood's Cairo headquarters on Friday, Mursi warned that "necessary measures" would be taken against any politicians shown to be involved in what he described as violence and rioting.
"If I am forced to do what is required to protect this nation, then I will do it. And I fear that I might be on the verge of doing it," Mursi said in a statement. He did not elaborate.
Mursi has faced increasing anger since the Brotherhood propelled him to power in a June election, and several spates of protest have turned into violent riots.
Mursi's opponents accuse him and the Brotherhood of seeking to dominate the post-Hosni Mubarak era and resorting to undemocratic police powers two years after autocrat Mubarak was brought down by popular protests.
The brotherhood accuses its secularist opponents of stirring trouble to seize power they could not win at the ballot box, and says the relentless civil unrest is wrecking efforts to salvage an economy driven to its knees by uncertainty.
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threatened on Sunday to take unspecified steps to "protect this nation" after violent demonstrations against his Muslim Brotherhood
Glad to see Planet Ape has progressed incredibly the past 3,000 years.
beatings and hangings will continue until moral improves..
an economy driven to its knees by uncertainty.
We’re not there yet but if he keeps it up...
“beatings and hangings will continue until moral improves.”
beatings and hangings will continue until morsi improves..
Tere, fixed it.
Mursi said they had a right to peaceful protest, but what is happening now has nothing to do with a revolution.
He’s singing a different tune now, isn’t he.
Expect the same or similar words to be uttered by Obama in the next 6-18 months.
The muzzie in the White Hut might be getting some blowback! Continued riots in Egypt were NOT supposed to happen!
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