Tag: Egyptian revolution

It Is Like the Pharaohs Have Returned

Here we go again:

Protesters stormed the headquarters of the Muslim Brotherhood’s political wing in Alexandria earlier Friday, setting the building on fire, according to Ahmed Sobea, spokesman for the Freedom and Justice Party.

They were angry at the announcement Thursday by Morsy’s spokesman that the president issued an order preventing any court from overturning his decisions.

Morsy also ordered retrials and new investigations into the deaths of protesters during last year’s uprising against strongman Hosni Mubarak, the spokesman said. That could lead to a new prosecution of Mubarak, currently serving a life prison term, and several acquitted officials who served under him.

Raise your hand if you are surprised. Now we will see if the Egyptian people really want democracy or if they’ve replaced one dictator with a more Islamist one.