Morsi dictatorial? No surprise, says Bauer

Thursday, November 29, 2012
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Russ Jones (OneNewsNow.com)

A conservative leader says the world shouldn't be surprised that Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi -- a product of the Muslim Brotherhood -- is moving towards dictatorial rule.

Clashes erupted this week in Egypt's Tahrir Square as various factions protested Morsi's declaration of power. At least one person has died among the estimated 200,000 demonstrators. And on Wednesday, Egypt's highest appeal court decided to suspend its work nationwide to protest Morsi's decrees giving himself nearly absolute powers.

Gary Bauer, president of American Values, said Morsi's announcement came just after being hailed by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama for his role in brokering a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas terrorists in Gaza.

Bauer, Gary"Sadly, the White House and the State Department have been virtually silent in the face of this power grab," Bauer laments. "But it's very bad news long-term for the people of Egypt, for our ally Israel, and ultimately for the United States and our position in the Middle East."

Bauer calls a statement issued by the U.S. State Department weak and lacking in moral outrage. "It is now more and more clear that Egypt is becoming an Islamic state governed by Sharia law," he says.

Dr. Michael Youssef, pastor of The Church of the Apostles in Atlanta, has described Washington's handling of the matter as one resembling a confrontation between a professional (Morsi) and an amateur (Obama).

Bauer tells OneNewsNow he is disturbed that so many political figures in Washington, DC's Beltway are expressing surprise by Morsi's actions.

"This is man whose entire life has been molded by the Muslim Brotherhood, [which] was banned in Egypt for decades," he points out. "People forget why they were banned. [It's] because they were implicated in the assassination of Anwar Sadat, and at that point the group was made forbidden."

Egypt is ranked No. 15 on the Open Doors World Watch List of 50 countries, which are the worst persecutors of Christians.

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