Tagged with Freedom and Justice Party

12. Power to the president!

On 22 November 2012 president Mohammed Morsi sacked Egypt’s prosecutor general and decreed that any decisions by him could not be overturned by any court. This decree gave him the power to rule Egypt at his whim. Morsi claimed that his move was meant to protect the revolution and that he assumed these powers on … Continue reading

2. Mohammed Morsi (1951-): the pious academic with humble origins

Mohammed Morsi’s official biography on his campaign website for Egypt’s 2012 presidential election stresses his humble origins and his academic achievements, while Morsi himself stresses during his campaign rallies more his conservative and Islamic background. Mohammed Morsi, full name doctor engineer Mohammed Mohammed Morsi ‘Isa al-‘Ayat, was born on 8 August 1951 in the small … Continue reading