Your Arab Spring (Egypt Edition)

by Pejman Yousefzadeh on December 3, 2012

I am sure that this is all part of the grand plan for achieving democracy:

Egypt’s ruling party is paying gangs of thugs to sexually assault women protesting in Cairo’s Tahrir Square against President Mohamed Morsi, activists said.

They also said the Muslim Brotherhood is paying gangs to beat up men who are taking part in the latest round of protests, which followed a decree by President Morsi to give himself sweeping new powers.

It comes as the Muslim Brotherhood co-ordinated a demonstration today in support of President Mohamed Morsi, who is rushing through a constitution to try to defuse opposition fury over his newly expanded powers.

Incidentally, it is probably worth noting that this sort of problem doesn’t seem to be affecting Israel. Gosh, I wonder what kind of lesson might be drawn from that comparison. Also worth noting: Egyptians are warning the United States that Morsi is no friend of ours. Instead of making Morsi out to be “a pragmatist,” the Obama administration should probably take heed of that warning.

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