Islamists, secularists clash in Egypt

More than 100 protestors were injured when Islamists backing President Mursi fought with opponents of the Muslim Brotherhood who have taken control of the government and are preparing to write a new constitution. Reuters: A government is in place, but Islamists and liberals are at loggerheads over the drafting of the new constitution, which must be agreed before a new parliament can be elected. Many of the thousands who gathered in Tahrir Square were angry at this week's court ruling that acquitted former officials charged with ordering a camel and horseback charge on protesters in the uprising that ousted Hosni Mubarak last year. But even before that ruling, Mursi's opponents had called for protests against what they say is his failure to deliver on his promises for his first 100 days in office. "Down, down with rule by the guide," Mursi's opponents chanted, suggesting that Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie pulls the strings even though Mursi officially quit the...(Read Full Post)