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Maher Hamoud

Editor’s letter: On the revolutionary and fighting for square one

The revolutionary have wisely recognised that they have lost the constitution’s battle for the Muslim Brotherhood and it seems that they understand that it is only one of many still ahead. However, they keep blaming it on the voting process manipulation, which is negligible of a deeper failure they have. The talk is so much …

Fady Salah

Review: Columnists debate Muslim Brotherhood and opposition

After the constitution referendum has ended its two phases, columnists are debating the situation of the Muslim Brotherhood in 2005 and now in 2012. Some writers are calling upon the opposition groups to unite up in serious political parties.   The Muslim Brotherhood between 2005 and 2012 Mohamed Abul Ghar Al-Masry Al-Youm newspaper Abul Ghar …

Fady Salah

Fasten your seat belts please

The mood was tense last Thursday as anti-Islamist protesters continued their sit-in in Tahrir Square, demanding that President Mohammed Morsy annul the constitutional declaration he had issued a week before. Liberals and leftists had all come together to adopt a common stance: “No to absolute powers for the president.”They vowed to continue their sit-in until …

Shahira Amin

Review: Commentators still busy with Morsy’s new declaration

Columnists are still debating the newly-announced constitutional declaration, with at least one writer labelling President Mohamed Morsy’s announcement delusional.     Dismissing the illusions Amr Hamzawy Al-Watan Newspaper Hamzawy offers President Morsy some advice. He advises him that the current crisis over his “tyrannical” declaration will not be resolved by him issuing a simple explanation. …

Fady Salah

Review: Op-eds analyse Morsy’s new constitutional declaration

Columnists continue to dissect Morsy’s recent constitutional declaration that some say sets the president up as a modern day pharaoh. Many writers believe his move was planned as revenge on the judiciary. Others believe he merely needed to reinstate the power of the office of the president after some political powers had refused to negotiate …

Fady Salah

Mr President, you win this round

“How did you get so powerful? They asked the Pharaoh. He retorted: there was no one to stop me.” At the expense of sounding cliché, this simple proverb about sums it up; the conception of Morsy’s latest omnipotence decree is firmly rooted in the notion that his opposition is too feeble to pose a serious …

Fady Salah