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Oh The Irony: New Egyptian Law Bans Protests and Demonstrations

03/27/2011 Leave a comment

Isaiah 19:4, “‘I will hand the Egyptians over to the power of a cruel master, and a fierce king will rule over them,’ declares the Lord, the LORD Almighty.”

I expect this so-called law to be used against Coptic Christians when they protest against the harsh treatment and persecution they have to endure at the hands of Islamists.

“Cairo (AsiaNews) – The Egyptian cabinet approved a decree that criminalises strikes, protests, demonstrations and sit-ins that interrupt private or state owned businesses or affect the economy in any way. It calls for severe punishment of those who call for or incite action, with a maximum sentence of one year in prison and fines of up to US$ 85,000. The new law still needs to be approved by the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, which took over following Mubarak’s fall from power.

Sources told AsiaNews that the measure is meant to stifle the voice of the people who led the Jasmine Revolution and oppose the results of the recent constitutional referendum, manipulated by the Muslim Brotherhood.

‘This law confirms the Brotherhood’s attempt to take over the Jasmine Revolution,’ the source said. The army and the Islamist party have struck a deal to maintain the country’s stability and the price is the ideals of democracy and democracy that brought down Mubarak. ‘The danger is the rise of an Islamic dictatorship that would replace the military regime that has governed the country in the past 40 years.'”  Read more.

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