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Muslim Brotherhood wants government sacked

2012-02-09 22:47

Cairo - Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood is calling on the country's ruling generals to sack the current military-appointed government, saying it has failed to manage the deteriorating security and economic situation in the country.

Brotherhood spokesperson Mahmoud Ghozlan says the military should appoint a Brotherhood representative prime minister, who would then form a new coalition government.

The Brotherhood controls nearly 50% of the seats in the new parliament.

Ghozlan said on Thursday a government backed by parliament would be more empowered to handle challenging security and economic problems.

In the past week, Egypt has been rattled by a deadly soccer riot that sparked days of clashes between protesters and the police.

At least 89 people have been killed since the violence began last week.

Comments
  • Jaba - 2012-02-10 06:53

    Goodbye Egypt. If you have not already visited Egypt’s grand sites - you have only a few months left to do so. Egypt will eventually become like Iran - fundamentalist and closed to the west. The people fought for freedom – and will get less than they had under Mubarak.

      Donald - 2012-02-10 07:43

      The grass is not always greener on the other side of the fence

      malibho - 2012-02-10 08:23

      Cant handle democracy Jaba?

      John - 2012-02-10 08:51

      @malibho. Dude, if you shot someone, it's not the guns fault. And it they (Egypt) screw up their country, it's also not democracy's fault. Democracy is the expression of the masses, and that's the problem (the moral fibre of the people). The masses needs to be educated.

      Tom - 2012-02-10 09:04

      @ John.....maybe you mean that they need to be ''democratised '' by Uncle Sam's war machine.......dropping cluster bombes and carpet bombing to spread ''democracy'' which is friendly to foreign agendas and not the needs of the local people.......ideally, the people must vote for whom outside players.....just like the ''democratic'' processes in Iraq and Afghanistan where the candidates standing for election had to be ''approved'' first by Uncle Sam and those that were not ''friendly'' simply were disqualified from running. Lets not forget that ALL these Dictators and Monarchs in the Arab word have been and still are financed and kept in power by the West as they serve their interests. Now that the Arab Spring has begun, there are great fears that the PEOPLE now have a choice. @ Jaba.......why are you painting the Brotherhood to be the same as Iranian regime? Is it beacuse they are all Moslems that they automatically have to be the same? That my friend is the same kind of thinking that Hitler propogated!

      John - 2012-02-10 09:45

      @Tom. Nope. Didn't mean that all. The desecration of historical artifacts which are juxtaposed to Islam is the point made by Jaba. That is the expression of the people of Egypt. And clearly those arifacts are in danger, so his point is a matter of fact observation that its quite possible that if you don't see them now, there is a real posibility that you never will. Yes, there is a real fear that these people will vote. Since it has become clear that they will not choose Western values. Yes, democracy is a good idea if it results in the upliftment of the people. Egypt/the Muslim Brotherhood wants Sharia law, they will use the people to implement it. A blogger has been sentenced to death in Saudi last week (sharia law) for views contrary to Islam. That reeks of sectarianism and not freedom. How, can the West condone oppression of the freedom of speech. Western values is Anathema to Islam and vice versa, so obviously its an issue.

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