Sunday, December 9, 2012

It does not Rain in #Egypt , it Pours

Things accelerating in  Egypt nowadays in a way you can not imagine !!

As we did not finish the debate about the draft constitution and the upcoming referendum that we do not whether we should boycott it or not to find these presidential decrees pouring on our heads !!

First we found out that Morsi has granted the army officers the judicial arrest authority from now till  the planned referendum  according to an official announcement in the official State newspaper aka “The Egyptian Chronicles”. In other words now army officers can arrest civilians from today till December 15, 2012 !!

Why do you need army to interfere in the security of that referendum ?

This makes me wonder , if the security situation in Egypt is that horrible that you ask the army to secure that referendum , why do not you wait !? Please do not give that  “The president can not violate the March 2011 constitutional declaration” answer !!

This is a set back to human rights in Egypt. Already SCAF tried to pass the Judicial arrest authority thing and failed but what you know the President who headed Freedom and Justice Party that stood against it in early 2012 has passed it !!

As if we do not have enough from the return of military trials to civilians in the draft constitution according to article 198. BY the way a trivial piece of info : Do you know that the legendary draft constitution of 1954 did not have this article.

Second President Morsi who holds legislative authority announced sweeping increase in sales taxes and stamp duties on wide range of consumer goods and services as well amended Egypt’s income and property tax laws in the biggest austerity measurements since January 1977. Of course we should remember the famous uprising of January 1977 in Egypt resulted from the austerity measurements then.

Already if you think about these measures will make things tougher for Morsi and Muslim brotherhood in this particular time. The Middle class will hate and will stand against the MB more and more whether through ballot boxes or through protests that can really turn in to uprisings.

Pakinam El Sharkawy , Morsi’s aide for political issues denies any prior knowledge about the increase of taxes because they are economic decisions. “Amazingly almost all of his advisors and aides know nothing”

Of course political sciences professor she knows the impact of that increase economically especially now and that’s why she is against the increase in taxation now. Thanks Pakinam, you should say this to your boss instead of us !!

Who is that genius behind that decree ?? No one knows but some day we will.

One of the demands of the #Jan28 is social justice by the way !!

12 comments:

  1. i love you zenobia!

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  2. you appear to have lost the plot. I used to enjoy the blogs but now they are becoming semi-coherent rants against Morsi and the MB

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  3. I believe we shouldn't fear the army, & we need to take some real action & enough talk & dialogues & meetings. We ned immediate action, a real act of civil disobedience!

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  4. i guess police are not being trusted specially after their withdrawal from around the presidential palace when opposition protesters tried to rush into it and rained it with Molotov cocktails, thats why he is obliged to resort to the army

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  5. Morsi really is case isn't he? First he stresses everyone up, on both sides, about the Constitution, then he doubles the price of cigarettes. All he has to do now is initiate a Poll Tax and criminalise football and he'll get the jackpot. Go for it!!! Do a real Morsi! You know you can Mohammed!!! You've got the POWER....

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  6. I understood that the taxes are necessary in order to fulfill the obligations that the borrowing of money demands from the IFF.

    The shame of higher taxes is that it harms the little people, the one's barely getting by anyway. Not the rich, they are not harmed and won't miss it.

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  7. CAIRO (Reuters) - President Mohamed Mursi suspended planned tax increases on Monday, shortly after they were formally announced, in a policy shift that could imperil Egypt's ability to secure a $4.8 billion loan from the IMF.

    Opposition groups, locked in a battle with the government over a constitutional referendum scheduled for Saturday, began attacking the tax increases on social media immediately after they were published in the official gazette at the weekend. (From Today's News http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-rt-us-egypt-economybre8b90lo-20121210,0,4638124.story

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  8. The army is Egypt's last hope. Morsi will push this constitution down the liberal throats. Sure they will win the Parliamentaries - or may be not. But when they try to change the dostor Morsi will veto that law and a dark age of religious oppression will weigh down on Egypt heavily. Whoever can will emigrate and unrest will rule the streets. The economy will collapse. Investors will leave and Egypt will sink as low as Pakistan pr even Afghanistan. Religious police squads will harass the Egyptians as they do in Saudi Arabia. Women will lose their right for education and suffer under Salafi oppression. Tourists will not visit anymore. Hunger will rule once foreign currency reserves will be depleted. Finally the people will call in the army to the rescue and the army will purge the religious scourge once and for all.

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  9. after constituion pass by majority of egyptian people crackdown against kuffar will begin

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    1. وَلَا تَسُبُّوا الَّذِينَ يَدْعُونَ مِنْ دُونِ اللَّهِ فَيَسُبُّوا اللَّهَ عَدْوًا بِغَيْرِ عِلْمٍ ۗ كَذَٰلِكَ زَيَّنَّا لِكُلِّ أُمَّةٍ عَمَلَهُمْ ثُمَّ إِلَىٰ رَبِّهِمْ مَرْجِعُهُمْ فَيُنَبِّئُهُمْ بِمَا كَانُوا يَعْمَلُونَ

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  10. ' protesters rained it with molotove cocktail '

    Don't you people have some brain cells left that allow you to think independently?!

    Elhawari

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  11. What a pickel the people were put in,vote for what you had,or vote 4 MB,not much of a choice!(see Iran)I wish i was egyption i would make my own party,the tooth fairy party TFP everyone would have to believe in mother fairy,wear fairy dresses,when your kids tooth falls out the money must be sent to me,mother would then put a note under pillow saying "another will grow back".If you were caught not wearing your fairy dress,my fairy police would give you 50 lashs with his fairy cane.So as you see this has no place in running a country TF is a PERSONAL CHOICE not a politcal 1 when will all middle eastern people realize this? fight on,and loveya Z keep talking

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