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article imageOp-Ed: Morsi becomes Egypt’s new pharaoh

By Eliot Elwar
Nov 24, 2012 in World
Egypt's problems continue as Egyptian President Morsi defends new powers amid protests, while Anti-Morsi protesters torch Muslim Brotherhood offices. Analysts believe that Morsi has become a statesman abroad, but a ‘pharaoh’ at home.
President Mohammed Mursi appeared before his supporters in Cairo to defend a new decree that grants him sweeping new powers. He told them he was leading Egypt on a path to “freedom and democracy” and he was the guardian of stability. He was speaking as many opposition voices gathered in Cairo's Tahrir Square. The opposition forces were made-up of Egyptian Christians, Egyptian Muslims, and Egyptian supporters of women’s rights. The offices of the president's party were attacked in several cities. Morsi’s decree says presidential decisions cannot be revoked by any authority, according to the BBC Middle East news.
Anti-Morsi protesters torched Muslim Brotherhood offices on Friday, while President Morsi’s supporters staged rallies across Egypt a day after he assumed sweeping powers. The offices of the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), the Muslim Brotherhood's political arm, were set ablaze by anti-Morsi protesters in the canal cities of Ismailiya and Port Said, according to France24 international news.
Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has won high praise for brokering the Israel-Hamas ceasefire. However, Egypt’s new president could be turning into its next pharaoh, according to France24 international news. Morsi’s actions did not take very long for him to become Egypt’s new dictator. The Muslim Brotherhood is consolidating its complete control of Egypt. The Brotherhood and Morsi will move to destroy any Egyptian or foreign force opposing them. They need the Egyptian Army under their complete control and when that happens, they will strike Israel.
Protests rock Egypt after Morsi seizes new powers. Demonstrators storm the Muslim Brotherhood Head Quarters in Alexandria, pelt Port Said office with stones, and call for Egyptian President Morsi’s ouster in Cairo, according to the Jerusalem Post. Analysts believe that more bloodshed is coming to the Egyptian people as the Muslim Brotherhood move to purge all opposition.
Analysis
Egypt has step into the limelight following the truce between Hamas and Israel. Morsi just declared dictatorial powers over the Egyptian people and he is now being referred to as a “Pharaoh.” The Muslim Brotherhood members are now establishing total control of Egypt, which a few analysts expected to happen. Now they need a little more time to consolidate their power and get Egypt ready to fight Israel. With the intense hatred that the Muslim Brotherhood has for Israel, a few analysts believe that it will not take long for Egypt to prepare for war, but other experts assess that Egypt will acquire nuclear weapons capability from foreign powers before making any aggressive move against Israel.
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