Dear Readers: While I don’t know what the final outcome is, I am delighted that Egyptian’s seem to be soundly rejecting Mohammed Morsi and his vision of an Islamic paradise on the Nile.
Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood thugs destroyed Egypt’s priceless heritage and brutalized the Copts. So, it is with great joy I share this image with you, from the Egypt Daily News.
The latest news: Morsi is no longer head of state –
Egypt’s state-run Al-Ahram newspaper reported on its website that the army told President Mohammed Morsi that he was no longer head of state, quoting a presidential source.
Meanwhile, Egypt’s army deployed tanks and troops close to the presidential palace in Cairo today after a military deadline for Islamist President Mohammed Morsi to yield to street protests passed without any agreement.
Morsi’s national security adviser said a military coup was under way as armed forces commander General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met political, religious and youth leaders.
The state news agency MENA said they would make a joint announcement of a roadmap for a new transitional period and new elections two years after the overthrow of autocratic ex-president Hosni Mubarak in a popular uprising.
The elected Muslim Brotherhood president, in office for just a year, remained out of sight in a Republican Guard barracks surrounded by barbed wire, barriers and troops, but military sources denied media reports that he was under arrest.
“For the sake of Egypt and for historical accuracy, let’s call what is happening by its real name: military coup,” Morsi’s national security adviser Essam El-Haddad said in a statement, warning of “considerable bloodshed” to come.
Another presidential aide, Yasser Haddara, said it was unclear whether Mursi was free to return to the palace where he spent the previous night. His message to supporters was to resist the “military coup” peacefully and not use violence against troops, police or other Egyptians.
One of my favorite lines form the 1945 film Caesar and Cleopatra is: EGYPT FOR THE EGYPTIANS.
It’s nice to see them take it back. Lets hope they make a better choice next time.
Legal Insurrection has a picture of the fireworks at Tahrir Square, which is a nice touch. It’s nice to see them celebrating there by doing something other than raping women for a change. It’s a nice omen for a better future, too.