Egypt protests: Hosni Mubarak ‘may be stepping down’
A senior member of Egypt’s ruling party has told the BBC he is “hoping” that President Hosni Mubarak will transfer power to Vice-President Omar Suleiman.
Hossan Badrawi, the secretary general of the National Democratic Party (NDP), said Mr Mubarak would “probably” speak to the nation tonight.
His comments came after Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq told BBC Arabic that the scenario of President Mubarak stepping down was being discussed.
Egyptian Army Accused Of Torture And Human Rights Abuses
Brutality, physical abuse and Human Rights violations in Egypt are usually associated with the Egyptian Security Services with the ongoing anti-government protests its beginning to emerge that the army is now employing these methods.
An article printed in today’s Guardian illustrates these abuses
Islamic Hate Gains Traction In The U.S.
Sounding like a broken record but as mentioned before the state of Oklahoma passed a referendum in November outlawing Sharia Law even though a U.S. Federal Judge granted an injunction prohibiting the implementation of the law. Given that situation one might think that other states would take a more measured attitude before introducing similar legislation. Because ignorance and fear rule public servants these laws continue to be advocated for.
ALASKA: Rep. Carl Gatto (R) has introduced SB 88, which invokes the Constitution to make sure that “foreign law is prohibited.”
– ARIZONA: Arizona’s anti-Sharia law is HB 2582, the “Arizona Foreign Decisions Act.” In addition to banning the implementation of Sharia law, the bill would also ban “canon law, halacha and karma.”