ProdigyZeta7

You may have heard on the news or maybe in your social studies class that Egypt is experiencing civil unrest.

Short story:
The new President of Egypt, Mohamed Morsy, a Muslim, was ousted by the Egyptian military. His Islamic supporters have strongly protested the move, arming themselves and clashing with the military in the streets of Cairo and other cities. As many as 600 Egyptians have already died and 4000+ injured, and more are to follow if the protests continue.

Read the whole story here.

If you have any other pertinent information about the riots, please post it so I may update.

Discuss your thoughts on the riots.

dontbombiraq

this is not entirely correct
for example: you said “the civilians of Egypt have strongly protested the move” which incorrectly implies that the vast majority protest Morsi's ousting

ProdigyZeta7

dontbombiraq wrote:

this is not entirely correct
for example: you said “the civilians of Egypt have strongly protested the move” which incorrectly implies that the vast majority protest Morsi's ousting
Fixed.

jji7skyline

If the people who wanted the pressie out weren't Muslim, what were they?

Hopefully a non Muslim government will be more lenient to human rights and stuff.

ProdigyZeta7

Bump. This is important news concerning the stability of democracy.

coolitsusa

I don' think that this belongs in this forum section.

ImagineIt

coolitsusa wrote:

I don' think that this belongs in this forum section.
Reading the news. Why would the Boston Bombings and Newtown shootings be in here if this wasn't supposed to be here?

ProdigyZeta7

ImagineIt wrote:

coolitsusa wrote:

I don' think that this belongs in this forum section.
Reading the news. Why would the Boston Bombings and Newtown shootings be in here if this wasn't supposed to be here?
Exactly, news is considered both something you watch on TV and something you read.

blueservine

coolitsusa wrote:

I don' think that this belongs in this forum section.
Where else would it go? This is the “Discuss” section of Scratch.

Paddle2See

blueservine wrote:

coolitsusa wrote:

I don' think that this belongs in this forum section.
Where else would it go? This is the “Discuss” section of Scratch.
This is the best place for it, in the Discuss section. As long as the discussion remains respectful and appropriate for all ages, we are willing to host it here.

Redsox5803

Paddle2See wrote:

blueservine wrote:

coolitsusa wrote:

I don' think that this belongs in this forum section.
Where else would it go? This is the “Discuss” section of Scratch.
This is the best place for it, in the Discuss section. As long as the discussion remains respectful and appropriate for all ages, we are willing to host it here.
In my opinion, it totally belongs here.

banana500

I've been reading about this on the news lately, it's very concerning actually.

ThePancakeMan

National Geographic has some stuff about it (click)

16Skittles

jji7skyline wrote:

If the people who wanted the pressie out weren't Muslim, what were they?

Hopefully a non Muslim government will be more lenient to human rights and stuff.
Opposing a theocracy does not mean that you oppose the religion, per se.

Hopefully evything cools down. Clearly there are massive protests on both sides. I pretty much feel like the voters should have generally just “dealt with it” though. I supported the first protests (ousting Mumbarak) but if Egypt wants to become a modern and civilized society they have to realize that it's not acceptable to completely rewrite the constitution every time you disagree with the government. It's also generally unacceptable to run a theocracy, but unless any wrongdoing can be proven of corrupt elections or impeachment protocols following the constitution (or otherwise severe human rights intrusions, which would justify revolution) you must respect the democratically elected leader.