[Updated at 11:44 a.m. ET] Egypt's highest court declared the parliament invalid Thursday, and the country's interim military rulers promptly declared full legislative authority, triggering a new level of chaos and confusion in the country's leadership.
The Supreme Constitutional Court also ruled that a former member of President Hosni Mubarak's regime may run in a presidential election runoff this weekend.
The ruling on parliament means that it must be dissolved, state TV reported.
The court found that all articles making up the law that regulated parliamentary elections are invalid, said Showee Elsayed, a constitutional lawyer.
Parliament had been in session for just over four months. It was dominated by Islamists, a group long viewed with suspicion by the military.
The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, in control of the country since Mubarak's ouster, announced that it now has full legislative power and will announce a 100-person assembly that will write the country's new constitution. The court's rulings come a day after Egypt's military-led government imposed a de facto martial law, extending the arrest powers of security forces.FULL STORY
They hate any non-believer. They hate: how Western women dress, Hollywood, our freedom and liberty (esp. for women), our Christian religion.
They have hated non-Muslims since the religion was formed in the 6th century, long before the United States was founded.
They do have their excuses as to why they hate us, but it is that single fact that we are non-believers, more than any other, that they want to kill everyone of us. Believe it.
To Johnno: Because of your ignorant remark: let me remind you that the Egyptians are NOT Arabs and do not deserve anything but the best as far as leadership. Let me remind you that Egypt had Jews as their slaves at one point in history. Watch what you say!!
Allah ( Peace be upon him ) shall give the shaiddis victory . The Brotherhood wiil prevail and the Lght of the Wold , the Calliphate , will be born . Islam is the gift to mankind from Allah , and all are welcome . Islam is will prevail .
Judaism, Christianity & Islam all preach the same message. "Do unto others as you would like them to do unto you." IS ANYONE ACTUALLY GETTING THE MESSAGE??!?!?!?