The Associated Press via Time is reporting that Egyptian president Mohammed Morsy has issued "far reaching" executive orders, granting him, the panel drafting the new constitution, and his parliament immunity for their actions. He, and both bodies to which he's granted immunity, are largely composed of followers of Islamist ideologies.
Time also reports the decrees include everything he has done and will do is beyond the reach of Egyptian courts:
The Egyptian leader also decreed that all decisions he has made since taking office in June and until a new constitution is adopted are not subject to appeal in court or by any other authority, a move that places Morsy above oversight of any kind. He already has legislative powers after the powerful lower chamber was dissolved days before he took office June 30.Despite widespread international praise for his involvement in negotiating the recent cease-fire between Israel and Hamas in Gaza, his actions are not without opposition within his own country:
Morsy’s decrees came as thousands of demonstrators gathered in downtown Cairo for the fourth day running to protest against Morsy’s policies and criticize the Muslim Brotherhood, the fundamentalist group from which the Egyptian leader hails.The new middle east theocratic "democracy" is beginning to look a lot like the old middle east.