|2012-11-26, 17:30||Link #101|
Join Date: Jan 2008
Meet Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi ... aka ‘Morsillini’:
"You can call him “Morsillini,” if you concur with what Twitter users are nicknaming
the Egyptian president following a recent power-consuming decree announced by
A portmanteau of Mursi and Mussolini, the new tag is just one example of how
Mursi’s decree on Thursday drew fire from international commentators.
With the “revolutionary aim,” he claimed, of sacking the state prosecutor and
demanding a retrial of officials involved in the 2011 protester killings, Mursi
awarded himself powers that inflamed a standoff with the country's judiciary.
“Numerous comparisons abounded to ancient Egypt, claiming Mursi had just
named himself into the new Pharaoh, and clever Egyptian Twitter users began
referring to the president as “Morsillini,” wrote Time contributor Ashraf Khalil."