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Islamofascist Rule in Egypt

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Despite strong opposition, Egypt's Constituent Assembly approved a draft constitution on November 30. In mid-December, a national referendum adopted it.

Two voting rounds were held. Around 30% of eligible voters cast ballots. Fraud allegations followed. Egypt Independent said the MB's Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) bused in remote-based residents.

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They were told to vote yes. Media reports suggested ballot box stuffing, obstructing or banning opposition voters, assaulting those who tried, and other fraudulent practices.

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Egypt's new constitution establishes Islamofascist rule. Junta power heads it. Repression confronts resisters.

On January 25, 2011, anti-Mubarak protests erupted. Cairo's Tahrir Square became iconic. On the uprising's second anniversary, hundreds of thousands of youths, workers and others rallied nationwide.

They oppose MB power. They demanded Morsi's ouster. They want Egypt's constitution revoked. They want social justice and democratic governance.

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Chants including saying "The people want to bring down the regime." "Leave Morsi, leave." "Bread, freedom and social justice."

One protester reflected public sentiment, saying "The revolution has been hijacked. We want to complete the revolution's goals." 

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