Egypt: Secularist presidential candidate pelted with stones and shoes
Posted by Robert on May 24, 2012 6:30 AM
And "the Muslim Brotherhood's candidate Mohammed Mursi said voters would not accept anyone from 'Mubarak's corrupt regime.'" Sharia Or Blood in Egypt: "Queues Build As Voting Continues In Egypt," from  Sky News, May 24:
Egyptians are voting for the second day in the country's historic presidential election, 15 months after the ousting of Hosni Mubarak....
The vote began on Wednesday, amid huge excitement and some anger over one of the leading candidates in the race.
Ahmed Shafiq, the former prime minister under Mubarak, was pelted with stones and shoes as he voted in Cairo. "The coward is here," one man shouted as the 70-year-old was forced to retreat to his car.
Shafiq, a former Air Force commander, is expected to win significant support in the election, although his ties to the old regime make him a deeply divisive figure.
On Twitter, some young Egyptians who joined the revolution bemoaned their parents' support for the controversial candidate.
"My dad is actually trying to convince me with Shafiq," one tweeter complained....
The Muslim Brotherhood's candidate Mohammed Mursi said voters would not accept anyone from "Mubarak's corrupt regime"....
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