It's not about democracy versus Islamist theocracy in Egypt, right? The Muslim Brotherhood were democratically elected, which mean that even if they skew the political process to ensure they always remain in power, well, that's democracy, right? Right?
Big media newswires like Reuters would have you believe that the main conflict in Egypt is between counter-revolutionary Mubarak-loyalist (can there truly be such a thing anymore?) judges and a democratically-elected Muslim Brotherhood that is intent on changing the country for the better (even if the changes thus far mainly involve a consolidation of power that even the last dictator never had.
Surprisingly, Egyptians aren't buying this -- and may have finally figured out that Islam isn't the solution if the objective is extracting your country from hellhole status. They're still fighting back against Morsi's decrees.
Officers fired teargas at up to 10,000 demonstrators angered by Mursi's drive to hold a referendum on a new constitution on December 15. Some broke through police lines around his palace and protested next to the perimeter wall.
Sadly, 10,000 might not be enough:
Despite the latest protests, there has been only a limited response to opposition calls for a mass campaign of civil...More >>