November 27, 2012

Has Morsi Started Something He Can't Finish?

Ashraf Khalil, Time

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In the days since President Mohamed Morsy launched his bold Thanksgiving night power grab via constitutional decree, Egypt has become accustomed to daily, dueling protests as supporters and critics of Morsy make public shows of strength. But on Monday, the country witnessed a tragic side-affect of the current unrest: dueling funerals.

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