Ah, the smell of Arab Winter in the air. The failures of this administration go beyond the economic destruction of our own country, but the loss of the Middle East to the Islamic hoards. May God bless and protect Israel, as Hamas has escalated attacks in the midst of this. Remember, this is the country which held Americans hostage just a few months ago. We had better never forget the lessons of what happens to us and the world when you hand this country over to liberals. From the Guardian here’s a summary of the main events:
The Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohammed Morsi has become Egypt’s first freely elected president after a delayed announcement of the results of last weekend’s runoff. He beat former prime minister Ahmed Shafiq by more than almost 900,000 votes. Morsi secured 51.7% of the vote, compared to 48% for Shafiq.
• Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, the head of the military council which still holds all the levers of power in Egypt, congratulated Morsi on the victory. Morsi’s win came after reports and speculation about a possible deal between the Brotherhood and the military council.
• Morsi’s victory was greeted with scenes of wild celebrations by tens of thousands of his supporters in Tahrir Square. The Muslim Brotherhood has vowed to stay in the square to protest at the military council’s power grab. Under constitutional amendments announced while votes were being counted last week, the presidency holds very little power compared to the military. The military has also dissolved parliament and holds the final say on the drafting of a new constitution.
• The Brotherhood hailed the victory as the start of new era for Egypt. It promised to appoint a cabinet that will “truly represent Egypt after revolution”.
Egypt has been reliant on tourism and the export of cotton for their economy. Both of those, as you might imagine, have been harmed by the so-called Arab Spring. Let’s make sure a BOYCOTT of Egypt becomes broader and stronger. Considering the likely direction of the military junta and the Islamists, including hostility toward Israel and a degradation of human rights, and women’s rights in particular, this won’t be too difficult.
What a horrible shame. Here’s one of the messages from the new ‘moderate’ Muslim Brotherhod president of the Egypt–they’re going to take over Israel. UPDATE: As Pat S. Notes in Comments, the speaker in the video is aoparently a supporter of Morsi at a Morsi rally. In a not very reassuring statement about the threat Toni Dave Israel, Morsi notes: “Jerusalem is in our hearts and vision. But Cairo is Egypt’s capital.” Lovely.