Sunday, June 30, 2013

Meanwhile in Egypt...

The people of Egypt have had enough.

Enough of the Muslim Brotherhood -- and their mouthpiece, President Mohamed Morsi -- trying to create another Mullah-ruled, Sharia-crazed Islamic "republic" in their backyard.

Today, more than 17 million Egyptians took to their streets (according to the BBC, "The number of people protesting today is the largest number in a political event in the history of mankind") across Egypt calling for Morsi's resignation. The protesters accuse the country's first Islamist president of failing to tackle economic and security problems since taking power a year ago.

In the capital, Cairo, tens of thousands of people are massed in Tahrir Square and outside the presidential palace. They have vowed to stay on until Morsi steps down. Stones and Molotov cocktails were thrown at the headquarters of the Muslim Brotherhood.

This is a watershed moment: Muslims are protesting in the millions against Islamism.

There is hope.

Late add: Anti-government demonstrators in Egypt expressed anger and contempt for the Obama administration as they took to the streets on Sunday to demand the removal of Morsi.

More of that "smart diplomacy" America was promised...right?

Bonus photo: That's one way to handle things -- Egyptian protesters direct laser lights on a military helicopter flying over the presidential palace in Cairo.

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