Thousands in Cairo join Muslim Brotherhood’s pro-Morsi rally for ‘legitimacy and Shariah’

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Thousands of Islamists gathered near Cairo University today to rally in support of Shariah law and Mohamed Morsi, the Egyptian president who recently granted himself dictatorial powers.

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Organized by the Muslim Brotherhood, the rally follows a week of large anti-Morsi demonstrations and the passage of a draft constitution by an Islamist-led assembly.

People chanting : “we love you oh Morsi” sign says “rule belongs to Allah alone” #Egypt

— betsy hiel (@betsy_hiel) December 1, 2012

Just in case we were in any doubt. They are calling the pro-#Morsi rally at #CairoUniversitythe “legitimacy & sharia” rally. #Egypt

— Con Psalios (@nogods4me) December 1, 2012

Wow RT @sarahebeid Ikhwan protest 12:00 PM . twitter.com/SarahEbeid/sta…

— Erin Cunningham (@erinmcunningham) December 1, 2012

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Large crowds already at pro- #Morsi demo in Cairo. #Egypt twitter.com/DerekStoffelCB…

— Derek Stoffel (@DerekStoffelCBC) December 1, 2012

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Pro Morsi rally chants “Morsi God is Great,Morsi” “Islamiya Islamiya” “people want 2 implement Allah’s law” #Egypt twitter.com/betsy_hiel/sta…

— betsy hiel (@betsy_hiel) December 1, 2012

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At pro-Morsi demo people chant “coming coming oh Islam” #Egypt twitter.com/betsy_hiel/sta…

— betsy hiel (@betsy_hiel) December 1, 2012

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Salafi sheikh also says those in #Tahrir r doing “hanky panky” & previously said wants to lower age of girls marriage twitter.com/betsy_hiel/sta…

— betsy hiel (@betsy_hiel) December 1, 2012

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The U.S. Embassy in Cairo is closed to visitors again today due to “security concerns.”

Due to security concerns, we are rescheduling Sunday’s consular appointments.We are anticipating normal ops Monday onwards.

— US Embassy Cairo (@USEmbassyCairo) December 1, 2012