Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court dissolves parliament, trying to stave off Sharia rule
Too little, too late. The Muslim Brotherhood will not go quietly. Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court dissolves parliament, trying to stave off Sharia rule Jihadwatch Egypt's highest court is doing all it can to prevent Islamic rule, but it may be too late. "Egypt's court says parliament is dissolved," by Hamza Hendawi for the Associated Press, June 14 (thanks to all who sent this in):
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's highest court on Thursday ordered the country's Islamist-dominated parliament dissolved, saying its election about six months ago was unconstitutional.
The Supreme Constitutional Court ruled Thursday that a third of the legislature was elected illegally. As a result, it says in its explanation of the ruling, "the makeup of the entire chamber is illegal and, consequently, it does not legally stand."
The explanation was carried by Egypt's official news agency and confirmed to The Associated Press by one of the court's judges, Maher Sami Youssef. The ruling means that new elections for the entire parliament will have to be held. (...)