Morsy supporters may see fierce crackdown
August 12th, 2013
02:49 AM ET

Morsy supporters may see fierce crackdown

Now that Ramadan and the Muslim festival of Eid are over, staunch supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy are on edge.

Thousands have camped out in the streets of Cairo for more than a month, refusing to budge until Egypt's first democratically elected president is reinstated. But the possibility of a fierce crackdown looms.

On Sunday, when asked about a possible dispersal, an interior ministry source said "all options are on the table," the state-run Ahram Online news site reported. The source added that security forces have beefed up their presence recently near the demonstrations.


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  1. chrissy

    I left you a post there as well @ saywhat.

    August 12, 2013 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Josh

    Muslim Brotherhood killed kids by throwing them off from rooftops with impunity. Muslim Brotherhood killed Coptic Christians with impunity. There was no consequence because Muslim Brotherhood was in power. It is time secular people restored law & order and put these murderers behind bars.

    August 13, 2013 at 7:02 am | Report abuse |
    • Abraham

      Exactly!! It's not a crack down at all. There was no punishment for murdering kids and Coptic Christians under Muslim Brotherhood's rule. Murderers shouldn't be allowed to continue killing innocent people with impunity - they should be held accountable in a democracy. It's called justice, not crackdown.

      August 13, 2013 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
  3. Dallas55

    1) Democracies don't work in multiethnic societies 2) Democracies really don't work in multiethnic tribal societies 3) A benevolent dictatorship, military like Musharraf in Pakistan or Mubarak in Egypt, beats a religious dictatorship anyday. While the Democratic Peace theory, I think, has proven itself overwhelmingly, sadly the Middle East is not developmentally evolved to a point where they're ready for democracy. Here comes saywhat making excuses for them, but the bottom line is that the Islamic world is awash in conflict and exports it wherever they can. They are culturally backwards.

    August 13, 2013 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
    • Plano66

      Spot on, Dallas!! Free will is a foreign concept in the Muslim world - they inevitably end up misusing it destructively under the intoxicating influence of Qran. Muslims need a dictator to tell them exactly what to do and how to behave.

      August 13, 2013 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
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