Mike Huckabee News
Jan 28 2013
Over the weekend, protest broke out all across Egypt. Most of the media attention centered on Port Said. Dozens of people there were killed in protests over a death sentence handed down to 21 people involved in a deadly rugby riot last year. But the unrest in Egypt goes much deeper than sports rivalries. Sports fans have been in the vanguard of protests against the new Muslim Brotherhood-dominated government, and many Egyptians think that’s the real reason for the death sentences.
Getting less media attention is the fact this weekend marked the second anniversary of the so-called “Arab spring.” Thousands of Egyptians turned out across the nation to protest what they see as the Muslim Brotherhood’s hijacking of their democratic revolution. Instead of freedom, they’re getting Sharia law. Instead of economic opportunity, Egypt’s economy is crumbling because the rise of Islamic fanaticism is killing tourism. One protester outside President Morsi’s palace in Cairo held up a sign calling Obama an “idiot” for thinking the Muslim Brotherhood could be dealt with in good faith. Another protester said the only thing that’s changed two years after the revolution is that Egypt’s president now has a beard.