As I said a few weeks ago, the referendum on the constitution in Egypt heralded “the end of the brief era of any meaningful voting in Egypt, and of any hope on the part of women and Egyptian Christians for equality of rights before the law.” And now here we are.
“Brotherhood leader: Calls to drop Constitution punishable by law,” from Al-Masry Al-Youm, January 3 (thanks to Jerk Chicken):
Muslim Brotherhood Secretary General Mahmoud Hussein denounced opposition calls to shelve the new constitution, warning that such calls were illegal.
“Such talk is punishable by law because the Constitution has been approved in a fair process,” Hussein said.
In an interview on Al-Arabiya news channel Wednesday, Hussein rejected questions on the legitimacy of President Mohamed Morsy”s rule, hinting that authorities should take legal actions against those who raise them….