December 1, 2012

Now Egyptians Must Fight

Amir Taheri, New York Post

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In a race against time, the assembly writing Egypt’s new constitution sent what it calls “the final draft” to President Mohammed Morsi yesterday. Initially, he’d given the assembly until February, but he had to shorten the deadline when it became clear that his decision to rule by decree was provoking widespread opposition across the country.

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