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category international | rights, freedoms and repression | other press author Friday December 07, 2012 14:04author by Elric Report this post to the editors

The dark forces of Islamist reaction have been unleashed in Egypt. Looks like an Islamic State means one man, one vote - one time. Full text at link.

Muslim Brotherhood (MB) forces supporting Egypt’s Islamist President Mohamed Mursi are carrying out a bloody crackdown in Cairo. Amid intensifying mass protests in the past two weeks against Mursi, the Islamists are mobilizing their forces to try to crush strikes and protests.

In scenes recalling the “Battle of the Camels”—when then-President Hosni Mubarak’s thugs attacked protesting workers and youth on Tahrir Square in the initial days of the Egyptian Revolution last year—MB cadres together with forces of the Salafist Call and al-Gama’a al-Islamiyya assaulted a sit-in of several hundred peaceful protesters in front of the presidential palace in Heliopolis in Cairo.

The sit-in began after hundreds of thousands of workers and youth protested, demanding the ouster of Mursi and the cancellation of Mursi’s presidential decree, granting himself dictatorial powers, on Tuesday night. It was one of the largest mass protests against the MB and Mursi since Mursi’s power grab two weeks ago.

According to eye-witnesses, thousands of Islamists stormed the sit-in Wednesday afternoon. They destroyed tents, attacked participants with rocks and sticks, and shouted: “The people support the president’s decisions”, “Long live President Mursi,” and “We will cleanse the palace.”

Related Link: http://www.wsws.org/articles/2012/dec2012/murs-d06.shtml

 #   Title   Author   Date 
   SWP Supported Muslim Brotherhood     Elric    Fri Dec 07, 2012 14:08 
   The Arab Spring has turned to an Arab Nightmare     T    Fri Dec 07, 2012 17:26 
   Actually, T     ELite Fakery    Fri Dec 07, 2012 17:54 
   Angry Arab     Elite Fakery    Fri Dec 07, 2012 19:46 
   Much of what is going on is outlined in a previous feature     fred    Sat Dec 08, 2012 01:25 
   The Irony of the SWP     An Draighneán Donn    Sat Dec 08, 2012 05:46 
   Egypt: Rape and sexual harassment as a weapon of counter-revolution     Elric    Sun Dec 09, 2012 16:02 


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