Muslim Brotherhood, Democratic?

Arab League General Secretary Amir Moussa told the Spiegel newspaper that recent acts of President Morsi threaten democracy in Egypt. He argued that his country was experiencing a defining moment in time, “What currently is taking place in Egypt represents a grave danger to the process of democratization in our country. Public opinion has never been as polarized as it is today.” He referred to the Morsi decree which ended an independent judiciary and gave all power to the president.

Moussa is surprised at Morsi actions since in  recent discussions with the president no such idea of ending democracy was present in their interactions. He feared Egypt was in early stages of a revolution what could tear apart the nation. Even key advisers of Morsi have resigned in protest at the power grab. Moussa warned the West to “stay in the background.” As he wisely noted, “this is purely an Egyptian crisis.”

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