UD professor weighs in on Morsi ousting

By Tom Lehman 10:27pm, July 3, 2013
University of Delaware political science professor Muqtedar Khan/Courtesy of University of Delaware
A University of Delaware professor who recently returned from Egypt weighs in on the unrest in the Middle Eastern country.

Political science professor Muqtedar Khan, who was a guest Wednesday on Delaware's Afternoon News, described the scene in Cairo where the military has ousted Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi.

"It was amazing to see how nearly everybody who had shown up on the first three or four days of the opposition protest against Mubarak in January 2011 were now back in the streets protesting Mohammed Morsi and his government," Khan says.

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Khan says the ongoing unrest in Egypt can be seen as a continuation of the 2011 revolution.

"The constitution is something not many people are happy with," he says. "The Islamists pushed it through because they thought that the judiciary might stop it and even they are not very happy with this constitution, which really needs to be amended and inspected upon."

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