Opposition Rejects Morsi Move
Egyptian president puts security in hands of the military
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Dec 9, 2012 4:33 PM CST
Egyptian protesters push army soldiers standing guard in front of the presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt, Dec. 9, 2012.   (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

(Newser) – Mohamed Morsi's decision to surrender the nearly dictatorial powers he'd granted himself wasn't enough to quell the fury on the streets of Cairo today, as crowds marched on the presidential palace, the New York Times reports. Morsi has responded by placing government institutions under military protection until after next weekend's controversial constitutional referendum.

That referendum is protesters' main beef. "We are against this process from start to finish," a spokesman for Egypt's main opposition group said today, calling for even more sweeping protests on Tuesday. Opponents say the proposed constitution is too heavily influenced by Islamists, and want the vote pushed back, Reuters reports. "Holding a referendum now in the absence of security reflects haste and an absence of a sense of responsibility … which risks pushing the country towards violent confrontation," the spokesman said.

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HANKHILL
Dec 10, 2012 11:49 AM CST
muzzibrohood will kill anything that gets in its way!!!!!!!!!!!!
milosleubner
Dec 10, 2012 12:50 AM CST
Education? Okaragozian - are you asking for education of a professor,scientist,teacher,priest - all that education is based on the outside of the human being ,in the common thinking mind ,on thought which is old , dead information , very limited ,habitual , enforced ,fearbased ,inside -out existence in which we are like a chained dogs trusting and fearing the owners because we are not allowed to live our own lives , our believes have replaced unnoticably our connection to real , out of time life in milions of ways. So we are stuck ,asleep and we are not aware of it and we force our children to "die" the same way - we -personally and more and more so the "society ' in which emperor has no clothes but it is politically incorrect to mention that. The thought takes away our true functioning , based on the "unknown" when we look ,smell ,feel , hear ,see without explenation ,where at the unknown in front of us, the wonder the thought doesn't recognize and file (in its super primitive way) will not be put away as "tasting like chicken " but it will remain in the point of our attention outside of time and thought .where we dance,sing and laugh without knowing how and why.. You are the university , observe your functioning within with interest and awe , see the negative emotions robbing your soul of energy over and over , observe in real time - no measuring - without judgment of yourself or others because you are the victim and the victimiser . And so are the "others'' . To avoid judgment doesn't strip you of choice,on the contrary the first time in your life it will be "your" choice ,your responsibility ,your risk, your gain ,and your "education' which will change your life and all the things will reveal themselves to you. You are a machine ,so se it working,all of it - hope,vanity,sentimentality,hate, despair,boredoom anger, identification with religion ,race,political ideas,jobs , concept of sanity,endless forms of fear,cyclic thoughts - all that and much more will keep going on ,except there will be a observer who steped an inch aside and is keeping himself awake - because of interest.And the glue holding all this new stuff together will not be fear ,worries as before but something else.There must be a purpose to our mortal life. See me there. '
extremenewsjunkie
Dec 9, 2012 10:00 PM CST
Five thousand years of tyranny is enough.