Morsi's Protests In Egypt

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In addition to this declaration, Morsi also passed a decree stating that he had the power to do anything that he thinks is in line with the vision of the revolution (Bertman). Once again this gave Morsi the power to pass any law, or deny any other idea which isn’t in line with his goal of making Egypt and Islamic State. With garbage piling up on the streets and poverty reaching over 26 percent, those who put their faith in Morsi following their protests against Mubarak slowly began pouring back into Tahrir Square to protest what they saw as the newest dictator in Egypt. Morsi, learning from the past revolution, saw the protesters as a threat, and sought to quell the movement before it became out of control and threatened his Presidency. Tanks …show more content…
The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, already inherently disliking Morsi, led a stronger and more fierce protest, stating that they “are ready to sacrifice [their] blood for Egypt and its people against any terrorist, extremist or fool” (Fantz). On July first, the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, lead by Abdul Fatah el-Sisi gave Morsi a 48 hour warning, telling Morsi that he must step down and formally resign, otherwise they would intervene. Just days after, after Morsi refused to comply, the military successfully lead a coup d 'etat, overthrowing Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood, ending the year long Islamic rule. Later that year, Morsi was finally kidnapped by the military, and in November, Morsi’s rule and influence in government was completely erased. Morsi was charged with espionage, working with terrorists, and violation of human rights, causing him to receive a life sentence in jail (BBC.com). Although Morsi supporters tried to protest the militaristic rule, they were vastly outnumbered due to the mistakes of their Islamic leader while in office. Similarly to the support that the Muslim Brotherhood had gained due to their help in ousting Mubarak, the military had the support of the country, following their successful …show more content…
The country had just endured the largest protest movement in their history, with over 2 million protesters flooding Tahrir Square seeking a leader who would finally bring democracy to their country. In addition, the Islamic party could for the first time show they were capable of ruling in the Middle East by combining Islamic ideals with a more modern mindset. As seen through the Ennahda party in Tunisia, that vision is perfectly possible. An Islamic party can truly allow a country to flourish and become more stable. For the Ennahda party, extremist ideas such as sharia law and forcing taking away rights of other religions wasn’t imperative. They understood that compromise is an essential part of politics, and as a result, they eliminated these extremist ideas, allowing the party to be fit to rule a modern country. In some sense, the Ennahda is a compromise between secularists and devout Muslims. The party states, “We have to differentiate between political and religious activity … we want religion to unite and not divide Tunisians” (Heneghan). Yet, at the same time, the party has the goal to reconcile Islam and democracy in the Arab

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