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Egyptian Democracy? Morsiís New Constitution Remains
INN ^ | Friday, July 26, 2013 6:09 AM | Ashraf Ramelah

Posted on 07/27/2013 12:10:17 AM PDT by Olog-hai

Adly Mansour, Egypt’s Interim President, has chosen to begin Egypt’s conversion to democracy by reinstating and modifying ousted President Morsi’s controversial 2012 Islamic Shariah constitution. Finalized just five months ago and widely rejected by Egyptians (more than 70 percent), but somehow “approved” through a referendum “vote”, this dream-come-true for Islamists was the leading cause of Morsi’s overthrow.

An historic verdict by Egypt’s judiciary dismissed the constitutional assembly working on the 2012 constitution draft because the assembly was dominated by Muslim Brotherhood and Salafi mainly interested in a religious agenda.

This time around, there is no debate that Egypt must have a new constitution before elections are held. This is a good sign. However, using Morsi’s constitution indicates that religionists and possibly terrorists are already at the table. Compromises at this level to please Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, Salafis, and jihadists show a disregard of the commitment to honor the Egyptian goals of liberty, equality, and human rights.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; United Kingdom; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: adlymansour; constitution; egypt; morsi; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; unitedkingdom

1 posted on 07/27/2013 12:10:17 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

This author is delusional.
“Another option: Egypt’s 1923 constitution as basis for Egypt’s new constitution”

More Muslims were born in Egypt in the last 5 years than the total population of non-Muslims in Egypt in 1923.

2 posted on 07/27/2013 12:46:00 AM PDT by JerseyHighlander
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To: JerseyHighlander

The 1923 constitution was under the post-protectorate monarchy, too. As unlikely as reinstating said monarchy.

3 posted on 07/27/2013 1:15:35 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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