In DEMOCRATIC Egypt, under the leadership of new Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood President Mohammed Morsi, Cairo’s parliament building is surrounded by “soldiers.” The Egyptian Supreme Court took the extraordinary step of dissolving Parliament, but Morsi defied the ruling and called an assembly…which lasted all of five minutes – “lodged a formal appeal” against the dissolution, exited through the soldiers and called it a “meeting.” With a predominance of Muslim Brotherhood and the Salafist Al-Nour party supporting the ‘Brotherhood,’ secularism is a thing of the past in Egypt. Hymen repair kits (yes, you read that right) are in high demand, but the ‘Brotherhood’ is banning that little $30 convenience.
Shortly before Mr Morsi took power last month, the military council that managed Egypt’s transition after the fall of Hosni Mubarak assumed legislative powers for itself after the Supreme Court stunned the country by ordering parliament’s dissolution.
With parliament dominated by the Muslim Brotherhood, which nominated Mr Morsi as its presidential candidate, the move was seen as an attempt by the military to curb the power of Egypt’s resurgent Islamists.
But Mr Morsi fought back [that’s wen the 5 minute meeting happened], countermanding the court’s ruling and ordering parliament to reconvene.
Neither side appears to have enough power to displace the other, with the armed force’s military strength equalled by the Muslim Brotherhood’s formidable organisational ability to harness the support of the streets.
The result is an enforced détente while each sides considers its options, according to observers. Source: Telegraph
Morsi incurred the wrath of the Military for several reasons, including ruling it unconstitutional for any of former President Hosni Mubarak’s top regime members, which includes many in the Military, to be active in the new Egyptian government:
“This announcement from the president will undoubtedly result ina clash with the military council and the high court. It is possible the military will still forbid the members from entering government,” Amr Hashim Rabie, political expert in Al-Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies. Source: Telegraph
About those hymen repair kits:
Conservative Egyptian lawmakers have called for a ban on imports of a Chinese-made kit meant to help women fake their virginity and one scholar has even called for the “exile” of anyone who imports or uses it.
The Artificial Virginity Hymen kit, distributed by the Chinese company Gigimo, costs about $30. It is intended to help newly married women fool their husbands into believing they are virgins – culturally important in a conservative Middle East where sex before marriage is considered by many to be illicit. The product leaks a blood-like substance when inserted and broken.
A member of the Muslim Brotherhood says it is important to uphold “Muslim” and “Arab” “values.” The “repair” kit will tempt women to have sex before marriage and more importantly, trick their unsuspecting husbands – who apparently have had no sex. None. Right. Nothing like a righteous Muslim man. Basically, if the women doesn’t bleed for her family, she might die. Artificial hymens are verboten by Muslim men in Germany as well, but not so much with women. Demand in Britain has tripled.