An editorial in Jomhouri Islami(known for its scathing criticism of Egypt), entitled “A warning siren for the Egyptian Revolution,” writes that the new Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has stepped back from his former positions and acquiesced to the Military Council’s order to dissolve the Egyptian parliament. Morsi has bowed to this dictate despite promises he made in the past. This is not the first time that Morsi and the Moslem Brotherhood have conceded defeat to the dictatorial actions of the Military Council. Morsi’s visit toSaudi Arabia and his meeting with King Abdullah, an enemy of the Egyptian Revolution, are considered a form of submission mixed with treason, adding even more to the concerns of the revolutionaries. Morsi’s visit toSaudi Arabiawas humiliating, as he met with a former ally of the bloodthirsty Egyptian dictator [Mubarak]. As president of the revolutionary government, Morsi currently enjoys the support of most Egyptian revolutionaries to further the revolutionary goals in Egypt; unfortunately, he is not showing any desire to actually implement this power. The situation may weaken the public’s revolutionary spirit and morale, and may even hand the initiative over to rival groups and especially to supporters of the previous regime, who also support the foreign and regional powers, and this should be a warning siren for the Egyptian revolution. The only thing providing a glimmer of hope and optimism for Egyptians is the possibility that Morsi and the Moslem Brotherhood’s concessions are intentional and temporary, and that they are going to further the objectives of the Egyptian revolution in the future. We will, of course, have to wait for such a time in order to know the truth.
Jomhouri Islami critical of new Egyptian President
- Published: 162 days ago on Monday, 16 July 2012
- By: Iran Daily Brief
- Last Modified: July 16, 2012 @ 1:30 pm
- Filed Under: International
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