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2 years ago  ::  Jun 24, 2012 - 2:48PM #1
BDboy
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Egypts' walk to democracy? CNN reported that, Egyptian elected their "Brotherhood" candidate as the next leader of the country. Albeit his power will be limited as army still controls much of the country but this will be the first time in many decades that people of Egypt got a chance to vote for their leader.

This man is an US trained engineer and became leader of the Ikhwan (Brotherhood) party on his return to his native Egypt. Click here to see the report


Morsi, an American-educated engineer, "represents the older, more conservative wing of the Brotherhood and openly endorses a strict Islamic vision," said Isobel Coleman of the Council on Foreign Relations.


But in an interview with CNN, Morsi said, "There is no such thing called an Islamic democracy. There is democracy only. ... The people are the source of authority."

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2 years ago  ::  Jun 24, 2012 - 4:42PM #2
rocketjsquirell
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BDboy


52% is 52% - he won.


As to what will happen, who knows?


The Muslim Brotherhood has said many things and usually says different things to different audiences (one of the reasons we need organizations like MEMRI). It is hard to say which of their positions is the real one.


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Another perspective on the Egyptian Election

Netanyahu: We look forward to working with new Egyptian government
Foreign Ministry remains tight-lipped over Brotherhood win in Cairo

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said Sunday night that Israel would respect the democratic process and the results of the vote in Egypt.
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Israel had expressed fears that an Egypt ruled by the hard-line Islamist Brotherhood would undo the peace treaty between the countries and lead to frostier relations with Cairo.

Netanyahu’s statement seemed designed to iterate the importance of keeping to the three-decade old peace agreement.
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full article: www.timesofisrael.com/israel-remains-sil...



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the right words - will the right actions follow?


New Egyptian president Morsi calls for unity, peace in first speech
Freshly elected leader pledges to preserve Egypt’s international accords, saying in reference to Israel, ‘we will honor international treaties and agreements’

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Egyptian president-elect Mohammed Morsi gave his first televised speech on state TV since being declared the next leader Sunday, calling for unity and saying he carries “a message of peace” to the world.

Morsi pledged to preserve Egypt’s international accords, a reference to the peace deal with Israel, saying “we will honor international treaties and agreements, and will create balanced international relations based on mutual interests and respect.”
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Morsi addressed the country’s Coptic minority, saying Egypt was always composed of both Christians and Muslims and it will remain this way.

“As Egyptians — Muslims and Christians — we are the forebears of civilization. We’ll face any conspiracies,” said the newly elected president.
(Of course he didn't have to mention Jews since Egypt managed to get rid of their entire Jewish population in the middle of the last century. I wonder if that means that there will be no reparations?)
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full article:
www.timesofisrael.com/new-egyptian-presi...


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2 years ago  ::  Jun 24, 2012 - 5:30PM #3
rocketjsquirell
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Will anyone complain about the death of the Palestinian man in Gaza from "celebratory gun fire"?

 Hamas: Morsi victory in Egypt will help Palestinian cause
Celebratory gunfire in Gaza Strip kills Palestinian man and wounds three others.
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    Locked in a long power-struggle with its secular Palestinian rivals, Hamas had a mixed relationship with the previous, U.S.-aligned Egyptian president, who supported Israel's blockade on Gaza.

"We will look to Egypt to play a big, leading role, a historic role, regarding the Palestinian cause, in helping the Palestinian nation get freedom, return home, and totally end the Gaza siege," Ismail Haniyeh, head of the Hamas government, told Reuters Television.
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    The U.S.-backed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who has pursued stop-start peace negotiations with Israel, also had warm words for the Muslim Brotherhood, calling Morsi "the choice of the great people of Egypt".

Saeb Erekat, a senior Abbas aide, said the democratic vote for Morsi "meant the Palestinian cause was the Number One priority for all Egyptians".
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full article:  www.haaretz.com/news/middle-east/hamas-m...

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2 years ago  ::  Jun 25, 2012 - 4:00AM #4
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Jun 24, 2012 -- 5:30PM, rocketjsquirell wrote:



Saeb Erekat, a senior Abbas aide, said the democratic vote for Morsi "meant the Palestinian cause was the Number One priority for all Egyptians".



LOL, he can dream!


It's funny how the inhabitants of the little strip of land between the Mediterranean and the Jordan valley, and even more their political representatives, seem to think the international arena considers their little local politics are globally important. It would not surprise me if most Egyptians couldn't care less about Palestine, or Israel. They have real problems now, and they develop instruments to work on these. No need to focus on ersatz and decoy topics.


In his first speech, Mursi vowed to keep the peace with Israel.

tl;dr
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2 years ago  ::  Jun 25, 2012 - 11:45AM #5
BDboy
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Jun 24, 2012 -- 5:30PM, rocketjsquirell wrote:


Will anyone complain about the death of the Palestinian man in Gaza from "celebratory gun fire"? 

 



 


>>>>>>> Gazan got a little carried away. I don't they needed to "Celebrate" so much that someone had to die for it.


I hope this will inspire Gazans to work towards a democratic Palestine. Brotherhood had to wait many decades for free and fair election. Today is Egypt's. I see no reason why tomorrow should not be about celebrating democratic Palestine!


 

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2 years ago  ::  Jun 26, 2012 - 3:01PM #6
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Folks wanted to give you an update on religious leaning brotherhood party leaders. The world was afraid, he was going to kill or torture Christians in Egypt. But thankfully he is thinking otherwise...


 


Mohamed Morsi to pick woman and Christian as Egypt's vice-presidents


 


Mohamed Morsi's first appointments as president-elect of Egypt will be a woman and a Coptic Christian, his spokesman has told the Guardian, as he moves to allay fears of the Muslim Brotherhood.


Sameh el-Essawy said that although the names of the two choices had not been finalised, they would be Morsi's two vice-presidents.


When the appointments go through, they will constitute the first time in Egypt's history that either a woman or a Coptic Christian has occupied such an elevated position in the executive branch...............................


For rest of the article, please click here


 


[ Source: www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jun/26/moh...]

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2 years ago  ::  Jun 26, 2012 - 5:20PM #7
rocketjsquirell
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and then we have this, Egypt's new President being introduced to the crowd . . .


Israel's New Neighbor says "Jerusalem will be Egypt's new capital!"




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2 years ago  ::  Jun 26, 2012 - 5:35PM #8
rocketjsquirell
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And let us not ignore this little kerfuffle


Iranian interview with Morsi is ‘a fabrication’
Spokesman for Egypt’s new president says Fars story quoting Morsi as calling for closer ties to Tehran was made up

Iran’s state news agency fabricated an interview with Egyptian President-elect Mohammed Morsi, in which Morsi was quoted as calling for closer ties between his country and the Islamic Republic, Morsi’s spokesman said Monday night.

In the Fars article, Morsi was quoted as saying that “creating a strategic balance in the region” based on strong ties between Cairo and Tehran was a top priority for him. Ties between the two countries have been strained for more than 30 years.

The article also quoted Morsi as saying he would “reconsider” the 1979 Camp David accords establishing peace with Israel.

Egypt’s Al-Ahram, citing the official MENA news agency, quoted Morsi’s spokesman as saying that Morsi had not granted an interview to Fars and that everything printed in the article was “without foundation.”

www.timesofisrael.com/fars-interview-wit...

What is this all about?

does it reflect problems in Iran? in Egypt? of just reallllllllly bad reporting?



in case your eally want to read the FARS report


Egypt's New Leader Stresses Necessity for Revising Camp David Accord

TEHRAN (FNA)- Egypt's first democratically-elected President Mohammed Mursi underlined the importance of materializing the rights of the Palestinian people, and stressed the necessity for revising the Camp David Accord with Israel.

full article:
english.farsnews.com/newstext.php?nn=910...

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2 years ago  ::  Jun 27, 2012 - 2:42PM #9
BDboy
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Jun 26, 2012 -- 5:20PM, rocketjsquirell wrote:


and then we have this, Egypt's new President being introduced to the crowd . . .


Israel's New Neighbor says "Jerusalem will be Egypt's new capital!"







 


>>>>>>> Did Mursi say this?

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2 years ago  ::  Jun 27, 2012 - 3:02PM #10
rocketjsquirell
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BDboy


Nope, just the guy who was introducing him. It would have been a great time for Morsi to say, "Our goal is a peaceful, successful Egypt and we have no designs on other lands" but, he did not.


The goal of the Brotherhood has not changed.

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