Wednesday, 3 July 2013

What Now My Love? ... Now That It's Over!

The Egyptian military has given President Mohammed Morsi until Wednesday to reach a deal with opposition protesters, and as the deadline fast approaches there is still no solution in sight. Indeed, demonstrators demanding Morsi's ouster launched fresh mass rallies on Tuesday, while Morsi's fellow Islamists in the Muslim Brotherhood urged his backers to stand firm against a possible coup.
What will happen if the military makes good on its threat to intervene?
If Morsi does not come up with a plan to make peace with his rivals, military sources say the generals will begin implementing their own power-sharing roadmap, according to Yasmine Saleh and Asma Alsharif at Reuters.

The plan, which is still nebulous, calls for suspending the constitution — written and pushed through by Morsi's party — and dissolving the Muslim Brotherhood–dominated parliament,according to Reuters. The army would reportedly install an experienced and predominantly civilian interim council to run the country for the next few months, until an amended constitution can be drawn up.
‘Martyrdom’ paves a way to stronger Egypt, Salafist leader says - English | Front Page
Next would come a new presidential election, followed by the vote for a new parliament — although there was no word on what the military planned to do with Morsi "if he refused to go quietly," 

... New Elections?
... So Which Parties Sway Power in Egypt?

Results of the 2012 Election:
Estimated Seat Breakdown (as of 9 January 2012)
Party/CoalitionTotal Seats%SeatsSt. #1 List*St. #1 IC**St. #1 TotalSt. #2 List***St. #2 IC****St. #2 TotalSt. #3 ListSt. #3 IC*****St. #3 Total
Freedom and Justice^19345.2040337343367937441
Egyptian Bloc^^^307.0313215909606
Revolution Continues102.34426101303
National Party of Egypt61.41112202202
Egyptian Citizen40.94112202000
New Indepnedents10.23000101000
Arab Egyptian Union10.23000101000

... So Who Are These Al-Nour Guys?
... Salafi, You Say?
... What's That?

The al‑Nour Party (Arabic: حزب النور‎, Ḥizb Al‑Nūr) ("Party of The Light") is one of the political
parties created in Egypt after the 2011 Egyptian Revolution. It has an ultra-conservative Islamist ideology, which believes in implementing strict Sharialaw.
It has been described as the political arm of the Salafi Call Society,[2] and "by far the most prominent" of the several newSalafi parties in Egypt,[3] which it has surpassed by virtue of its "long organizational and administrative experience" and "charismatic leaders".[2]
In the 2011–12 Egypt parliamentary elections, the Islamist Bloc led by Al‑Nour party received 7,534,266 votes out of a total 27,065,135 correct votes (27.8%). The Islamist Bloc gained 127 of the 498 parliamentary seats contested,[3] second-place after the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party. Al‑Nour party itself won 111 of the 127 seats.  more here: Wikipedia Al-Nour Party

‘Martyrdom’ paves a way to stronger Egypt, Salafist leader says

Saturday, 20 April 2013

The only way to build a strong Egypt is to have tens of thousands fight and be “martyred” under the name of God, a prominent Salafist politician told worshipers during a televised sermon on Friday.
“So what if a hundred or a thousand, or even ten thousands are martyred to build a long-prevailing nation,” Hazem Salah Abu Ismail, a former presidential candidate, said. “There is no other plan but to be martyred.”
During Egypt’s democratic presidential elections last year, analysts believed Abu Ismail could make it to the second round of the election.

Salafists in Egypt have long refused to participate in politics as they viewed the autocratic rule of ousted President Hosni Mubarak as “un-Islamic.”

... Nice!

... I Can Hardly Wait!

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