Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss — Except Worse[link]
Let’s check in again on the Arab Spring that has liberals so enthused:
Egypt’s ruling party is paying gangs of thugs to sexually assault women protesting in Cairo’s Tahrir Square against President Mohamed Morsi, activists said.[link]
They also said the Muslim Brotherhood is paying gangs to beat up men who are taking part in the latest round of protests, which followed a decree by President Morsi to give himself sweeping new powers.
It comes as the Muslim Brotherhood co-ordinated a demonstration [Saturday] in support of President Mohamed Morsi, who is rushing through a constitution to try to defuse opposition fury over his newly expanded powers.
As noted earlier, this constitution is a sharia-affirming recipe for tyranny. [link]
Magda Adly, the director of the Nadeem Centre for Human Rights, observes that “the Muslim Brotherhood have the same political approaches as Mubarak” when it comes to roughing up and/or sexually assaulting protestors.
The difference between Morsi and Mubarak? Morsi is an Islamist with obvious terrorist sympathies, clearly hostile to the USA and Israel. Mubarak was a loyal US ally who at least helped keep the region stable. That is why Mubarak got Obama’s knife in his back, whereas Morsi has received his support.