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White House silent as Egypt’s president grabs power, moves toward Shariah Islamic law

Posted By admin On November 26, 2012 @ 5:59 am In Featured Stories | Comments Disabled

Neil Munro
Daily Caller [1]
November 26, 2012

White House officials remained silent during the extended Thanksgiving weekend, as Egypt’s pro-democracy groups called on President Barack Obama to condemn Thursday’s power grab by their country’s Islamist president, Mohammed Morsi.

Morsi decreed Nov. 22 that his pronouncements and edicts were beyond the reach of judicial review. The announcement was met by resistance from the nation’s top judges, who said they would fight Morsi’s unusual self-elevation to near-dictator status.

“I am waiting to see, I hope soon, a very strong statement of condemnation by the U.S., by Europe and by everybody who really cares about human dignity,” declared Mohamed ElBaradei, who is one of Egypt’s more visible non-Islamist politicians.

So far, the White House has not weighed in, although Morsi’s power grab is a repudiation of th “Arab Spring” democracy movement that Obama has supported for two years.

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[1] Daily Caller: http://dailycaller.com/2012/11/26/white-house-silent-as-egypts-president-grabs-power-moves-toward-shariah-law/

[2] Egypt’s draft constitution gives Shariah-law role to Islamic center Obama praised in 2009: http://www.prisonplanet.com/egypt%e2%80%99s-draft-constitution-gives-shariah-law-role-to-islamic-center-obama-praised-in-2009.html

[3] EU calls for a new government in Egypt as President Mubarak stubbornly clings on to power: http://www.prisonplanet.com/eu-calls-for-a-new-government-in-egypt-as-president-mubarak-stubbornly-clings-on-to-power.html

[4] Egypt’s interim president retreats from naming ElBaradei Prime Minister: http://www.prisonplanet.com/egypts-interim-president-retreats-from-naming-elbaradei-prime-minister.html

[5] Egypt: Interim president sworn in; Morsi held by army: http://www.prisonplanet.com/egypt-interim-president-sworn-in-morsi-held-by-army.html

[6] US Egypt Policies Don’t Pass the Laugh Test: http://www.prisonplanet.com/us-egypt-policies-dont-pass-the-laugh-test.html

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