Sunday, August 5, 2012

Women, Christians among groups unhappy with Egypt's new government

Well, well, well, who's surprised that the new Muslim Brotherhood dominated government in Egypt is 97% Muslim and 94% male.  What we are seeing in Egypt will be the model for other Mid-Eastern governments in the aftermath of the "Arab Spring".  The Brotherhood is on a roll and the will surely become one of the major players in Mid-Eastern politics.  Things will become verrry interesting in the near future as Shia Iran, Sunni Saudi Arabia and Brotherhood dominated governments vie to lead the Islamic world.  Hopefully, the various players will continue the long history of secular murder and mayhem among themselves.


Women, Christians among groups unhappy with Egypt's new government
August 5, 2012 | 11:02 am

CAIRO — When Islamist President Mohamed Morsi was elected in late June, he promised to represent all Egyptians by forming a government inclusive of women, Christians, youth and even artists and intellectuals.

Although the president said he heard the voices of all Egyptians, the much-anticipated government announced last week has proven to be a disappointment for many as a setback to the ideals that propelled the revolution that last year toppled Hosni Mubarak.

The new Cabinet drew on Islamists and technocrats as well as senior bureaucrats from the previous Cabinet, which was appointed by a military council that still holds considerable political power. Two of the Islamists were given key posts as ministers of information and education.

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