|Hillary Clinton Egypt Visit Sparks ‘Shoe Spring’|
|by Tom McGregor||Sun, Jul 15, 2012, 06:21 PM|
The ‘Shoe Spring’ has erupted in the Middle East as protestors had hurled shoes at Hillary Clinton to show their disgust with US foreign policy during her visit to Egypt over the weekend.
The Houston Chronicle reports that, “the head of Egypt’s military took a tough line Sunday on the Muslim Brotherhood, warning that he won’t let the fundamentalist group dominate the country, only hours after U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton urged him to work with Egypt’s elected Islamist leaders.”
In response to Clinton’s comments that hinted at another threat of ‘Arab Spring’ in the country, several hundred demonstrators chanted anti-Obama and anti-Clinton slogans while throwing shoes, tomatoes and water bottles at her motorcade as she departed from a ceremony marking the opening of a U.S. consulate in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria.
According to the Houston Chronicle, “Islamist Mohammed Morsi, a longtime Brotherhood figure, was sworn in two weeks ago as Egypt’s first democratically elected president. Led by Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, the military handed over power to him June 30 after ruling Egypt for 16 months. The military, however, dissolved the Brotherhood-led parliament and stripped Morsi of significant authorities in the days before his inauguration, while retaining overwhelming powers for itself, including legislative power and control of the writing of a new constitution.”
Many Egyptians oppose the White House maneuver to boost the regime of the Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamist terrorist organization that seeks to impose Sharia law in the nation.
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