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Debate Score:22
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Is Egypt's Morsi the Worlds Latest Dictator?

Is Egypt's Morsi the Worlds Latest Dictator?

From Fox News:

Morsi last week declared himself and the two legislative bodies dominated by his Muslim Brotherhood to be above the reach of the nation’s judicial branch. The judiciary responded by calling the decrees an "assault" on the branch's independence. Judges and prosecutors stayed away from many courts in Cairo and other cities on Sunday and Monday.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/11/26/obama-has-not-spoken-to-egypt-morsi-since-power-grab/#ixzz2DObfpQpK

Dictator!

Side Score: 16
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President!

Side Score: 6
2 points

Great job Egypt!!! Now instead of secular dictator you have Islamic psychopath as a dictator. Such a progress...

Side: Dictator!
garry77777(1794) Disputed
1 point

Given the fact that he won't be subservient to foreign interests, I would actually call that progress.

Side: President!
Banana_Slug(845) Disputed
1 point

So a Psychopath that does not respects Human rights but ignores opinions of other countries is somehow better that dictator forced by other countries to respect human rights ?

Side: Dictator!
2 points

Really it's a little early to wonder or question how dictatorial Morsi is or will become.

However, it's not too early to base an opinion on whether he's more dictator than president even though he's insisted he won't be another dictator, he didn't fool many people.

Well, he's not likely to nor is he expected to stand there and say to the Egyptian people "...By the way, I am going to be another dictator".

To conclude, I'd say at the moment yes, he is the latest dictator.

Reason being, as he's the main figure of the Muslim Brotherhood I'd have thought this would automatically win the side of the majority of Egypt as 90+ % of the country are Muslim.

Whether this will make it easier for him to dictate, we'll have to see...

Side: Dictator!

The people on the other side of this debate don't get it. He HAD to become a dictator for the sake of Democracy. At last that's what he said. ;)

Side: Dictator!

The latest statement by Morsi is nothing new coming from an government official with grandiose ideas and calling himself the supreme leader.

Side: Dictator!
1 point

I don't think Morsi really understands the concept of democracy.

Side: Dictator!
1 point

So there is this ''democratically elected'' president, yet he gives himself dicitiorial powers. This is just a democratic dictator.

Side: Dictator!
1 point

Under Mohamed Morsi, Egypt is worse off than it was under Hosni Mubarak, since when Morsi took power, Egypt became extremely Islamist.

Side: Dictator!
1 point

How to fail at democracy...

Anyway, they probably would have been better off remaining under British rule.

Side: President!
1 point

I mean, considering all the things Obama does and he's still considered a "president" and not a "dictator," I suppose all you need is to be Democratically elected, ay?

Side: President!

The situation is a bit more nuanced than the Fox article and the comments here suggest.

Side: President!
1 point

ITS ALL PART OF THE PLAN. LOOK AT THE TERMOIL IN THE PAST 50 YEARS. FISCAL CLIFF, EUROZONE, CHEMICAL WEAPONS??? AMERICA NEEEDS A WAR .

Side: President!