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Brotherhood calls for million-man march to back Morsi's decree
Muslim Brotherhood are to take to the streets Tuesday in support of President Morsi's order reinstating Egypt's lower house of parliament
Ahram Online, Monday 9 Jul 2012
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Protestors supporting Morsi (Photo: Reuters)

The Muslim Brotherhood called a Tuesday million-march on the Twitter account of the group's official website Ikhwanweb, to support President Mohamed Morsi's Sunday decree that reinstated the People's Assembly, the lower house of Egypt's parliament.

The Brotherhood’s Secretary-General Mahmoud Hussein told Al-Ahram's Arabic language news website that the aim of the march is not to support Morsi per se but rather his decisions that Hussein says have "fulfilled the public demands to regain the parliament, an achieved goal of the revolution."

"The mass protest was called for by the Brotherhood in order to join the masses, who were happy at the news of the restoration of the People’s Assembly," Hussein added. The venue of the protest has yet to be decided.

Morsi’s decision to revoke the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces' (SCAF) 15 June decree dissolving the People’s Assembly was met with approval from Islamist political parties, which hold the majority of seats in parliament, as well as revolutionary forces such as writer Alaa Al-Aswany and the April 6 Youth Movement.

However, other public figures have voiced concerns over the decision, such as celebrated opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei, former presidential hopeful Ayman Nour and Fouad Badrawi, secretary-general of the liberal Wafd Party.

Several liberal and leftist parliamentary parties, including the Egyptian Social Democratic Party and the Tagammu Party, have also rejected the decree and announced they are boycotting future parliamentary sessions, which are set to resume Tuesday

The People's Assembly was dismantled mid-June by the then-ruling military council pursuant to a ruling by Egypt's High Constitutional Court that found parliamentary elections law – which governed last year's legislative polls – unconstitutional.

While some legal experts argue that Morsi had disregarded the court ruling by issuing his controversial decision, others assert that he has only revoked the SCAF’s implementation of the verdict.





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Karim
10-07-2012 09:09am
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Long way!
We have to respect the LAW! Even if it good or bad. It must be. If you dont agree with decisions (dissolve the parliament), it doesnt mean you have to say you are right! Democracy - is not always going to the streets and protest - it is first of all respecting the institutions of the authority. We have a long time to understand that, unfortunatly(.
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Shakeel
10-07-2012 06:55am
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Go right ahead
Morsi's fight is to complete what the revolution had called for, a complete removal of remnants of old regime and I feel he is on the right path. Million men march is an important event and needs to be successful for the SCAF and the HCC to understand that people are with the President.
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Alien
10-07-2012 08:10pm
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Which people?
11 million voted for Mb is not the whole Egypt! Remember this! The terrorists must be nipped in the bud! The sooner the people of Egypt see the light, the better!
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Stan Iverson
10-07-2012 06:38am
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MB Call for protest in Egyt
Oh Boy....here we go - again!
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Shakeel
10-07-2012 06:06am
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Go right ahead
Morsi's fight is to complete what the revolution had called for, a complete removal of remnants of old regime and I feel he is on the right path. Million men march is an important event and needs to be successful for the SCAF and the HCC to understand that people are with the President.
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Guest
10-07-2012 10:43pm
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Back to work
Go back to work, lazy people! You country is nearly ruined yet you prefer to warm your a.. in Tahrir or spend nice time while marching to support a new dictator! Just stupid
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Abi
10-07-2012 05:27am
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Campaign Squad; the Smell of Fear'. Opening soon in a theater near you
Mr Morsi is relying on Tahrir Square squad of Islamists portraying them as the true representative of all Egyptians to govern Egypt. Who would forget Mr Morsi and his supporters bulling tactics in Tahrir Square declaring Mr Morsi as the elected president before even the electoral commissioner finished counting the votes, another example of how Mr. Morsi holds the Judiciary in contempt The fact is we have a dictator has been replaced by another dictator, the only difference is the previous president respected the law. I can remember twice he was made to change his decisions after the court 's decision . Sadly the current president believes that him and his supporters are the law of the land.
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Abdulghani
10-07-2012 03:51am
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SCAF Vs The Egyptian People
SCAF has the military and and all its might. The people has all the squares, NOT JUST TAHRIR. Every Egyptian civilian is a potential MARTYR/MUJAHID should SCAF dare order any shot.
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A sad egyptian
09-07-2012 09:40pm
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Law of the jungle
Congratulations. You removed a tyrant and installed another tyrant who can not form a government and is mocking with judicial system of the country.
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fazil
10-07-2012 12:04am
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Ref: "law of jungle"
You are either in an slumber or a fool. There is no valid constitution or legal system. It was overthrown by the masses. Can you take in this little?
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Dawoud
09-07-2012 09:00pm
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Legitimate Vs. Illegitimate!
SCAF = NOT elected High Constitutional Court = NOT elected (Mubarak-selected) Parliament = Elected President Mursi = Elected President and Parliament are LEGITIMATE SCAF and High Constitutional Court = Foloul (Remnants & ILLEGITIMATE)!
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sami
09-07-2012 08:24pm
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The constitutional court has lost its legitimacy
The Constitutional court is made up of anti-Islam politicians disguiswd as judges and jurists. Their authority is overriden by the will of the people. The court has no right to undo the will of the people. Its rulings are not a Quran revealed from God.
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Nabil
10-07-2012 10:36am
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If the court has no authority then Morsi was not named President.
In a constitution-based republic the one essential check to balance the legislative against the executive is the judicial system. Without a constitutional court, no other branch can be restrained from becoming the tyrant. Permit the judiciary to be overruled and you have either dictatorship or anarchy with no other possibility. If that is indeed the choice of the people, so be it. This is a determination only the Egyptians can make for themselves with nothing more than advice from foreigners.
Brian
10-07-2012 12:31am
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reply to Sami
Many soon forget that the revolution was about bringing about a democratic society here in Egypt. Democracy is not just about freedom, it comes with responsibility and a respect for the rule of law
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Roy
09-07-2012 08:15pm
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No to islamist
How can we give Egypt to these Islamist who wants to bring this country backward. Does the Muslim population in Egypt want these barbaric people to rule them like the Taliban . Wake up people and go to the street and send those exteremest back to their caves.
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Kevin
10-07-2012 04:30pm
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How do you know?
@pouri: How do you know the poster "Roy" is a hillbilly westerner that doesn't know anything about Egypt? If anyone is a jackass, it would be you for assuming you know "Roy."
Westener
10-07-2012 12:36pm
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@Pouri
Dear Pouri, thanks for making clear that Western people are considered jackasses and hillbillly's in Egypt. Probably only tolerated for the money they have been bringing in. Now we understand that we are not wanted anymore and, therefore, we will look for a tourist destination where we are more welcome. Tourist figures already dropped 30% in Q1 2012, so don't worry...
mo
10-07-2012 10:46am
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without agreeing or disagreeing with roy, who made pouri the expert on egypt? if yu really are living in egypt and really do read newspapers and go on to streets, you will know from the changes which way Egypt is headed. and it is definitely not towards democracy and freedom for all. definitely, it is towards democracy and freedom for a larger group than mubarak's, but it still leaves more than half a million as prisoners of the terrible laws of islamists.
Bill
10-07-2012 10:41am
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The choice is not yours to make. Please do not meddle.
People such as you and I have no right to offer more than advice. If you are advising you should not speak your opinion in a forceful manner. As to whether Egypt can become Islamist-based, that determination can rightfully only be made by the people who are consenting to the form of government to which they will be asked, in future wars, to sacrifice their lives. Insofar as that issue is concerned, in your country you would feel likewise. Ultimately, that is the choice. You and I may not desire to support Egypt in the event she becomes embroiled in a war based on her political decisions. That is your right and mine. But let us respect the choice Egyptians make for themselves.
pouri
09-07-2012 11:56pm
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Brotherhood calls for million-man march to back Morsi's decree
Now, here is a western jackass comenting about the event and culture of which he knows nothing. In his bumbling hillbilly brain he imagines himself a co-owner of Egypt.

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