CAIRO (AP) — The Muslim Brotherhood has declared that its candidate, Mohammed Morsi, won Egypt’s presidential election.
Morsi “is the first civilian, popularly elected Egyptian president,” the group says on its website.
The declaration was based on returns the Brotherhood reported from 95 percent of the more than 13,000 polling stations nationwide. The returns showed Morsi with 52 percent of the vote, his opponent former prime minister Ahmed Shafiq with 48 percent. A million votes separated the two, which a Brotherhood spokesman said the remaining votes could not overcome the difference for Shafiq.
The figures were from results announced by election officials at individual counting centers, where each campaign has representatives who compile the numbers and make them public before the formal announcement. The Brotherhood’s early, partial counts proved generally accurate in last month’s first round vote.
The final official result is to be announced by Thursday.
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(I left this as a comment on our editor’s letter, regarding some disappointment that we are partnering with Urban Outfitters for the Road Trip.)
I’m so glad you’re excited! And I am sorry that we can’t all be 2gethzzz at the same time. We formed the route based on the demographics survey we asked you to take a couple months ago through a link in our sidebar, so we could do this according to most highly-Rookie-reader-populated areas. One day we’ll do an international spaceship tour or something.
About the hesitation with UO: we totally understand, and had similar concerns before we decided to do this. We thought about and discussed it for a long time, and came to this: we are not associating Rookie with any parts of their brand which clearly are not part of our site’s mission or the road trip’s mission. We are partnering with UO, not their owner, Richard Hayne. It’s true that he gives money to organizations that don’t correspond with our beliefs and mission here at Rookie, but we’re not giving them money, you don’t have to come to a road trip event and give them money, and other moneys of theirs are going towards this trip, which I think will be a positive thing, and towards a feminist website that is pro-LGBTQ and pro-reproductive rights. I don’t think that by partnering with them for this, we are saying we agree with every decision they have ever made.
We’re a small team, a business not even a year old, and frankly, there is no way we would ever be able to do something like this without a sponsor or collaboration of some kind. And frankly, it’s hard to imagine a company that would be ethical in every way, share our exact beliefs, give us complete creative freedom (which UO has), and have enough money to support this project.
Hope this makes sense and thanks, as always, for being rad enough to ask these questions.
“Happiness schmappiness.I think the pursuit of it, and our focus on it, is narcissistic. I don’t think that should be the goal in life. I think the goal in life is to have a good life — rich, fulfilled, filled with love — and have a sense that you are doing something to make the world a better place — and then happiness is a byproduct of a life well lived.”—Psychologist Dan Gottlieb. (via nprfreshair)
Gay rights are a political concern, not a religious concern..
I am bisexual. In my home state, Maryland, one day I will be able to marry the man or woman I fall in love with. However, if I move, I will not be able to because society can not function without oppression.
In the times of Martin Luther King Jr, it was commonplace to discriminate against African Americans. Now, that idea is foreign and we can not empathize how our forefathers could participate in something so awful. Then, we oppressed women. Women now are equal to men. Here we are today, oppressing gay people. In a hundred years, the people of 2112 will scoff at the narrow-mindedness of our generation.
The constitution protects people’s RIGHTS, including the freedom to marry. It is the job of our government to allow people rights, not deny them. The views of one religious group should not dictate the law and the lives of citizens living in America, the free-est country in the world. There is separation of church and state. If we are going to adopt religious practice as social policy, then Muslim ideologies should be accepted as law. And scientology as well. And Rastafarai, which would implement the legalization of marijuana. We are not a Christian nation. We practice the freedom of religion as well as the pursuit of happiness.
Heterosexual people who are anti-LGBT have never entertained the idea that if they have a gay child, he/she will not be able to get married. This is one of the heterosexual privileges analyzed by sociologist Ritzer. Heterosexual people don’t know how good they have it. It is easy to oppress someone when you are the oppressor.
Acceptance of people moves society foreword, out of the dark ages of oppression. If we elect Mitt Romeny, we will take steps backward and then in retrospect regret it. Mitt has openly stated he is anti-LGBT and implied that he will lessen women’s rights. These two social interest groups alone make up more than 50% of the nation. Obama is pro-gay rights.
From a sociopolitical view; do we really want a president who will enlarge gaps between social groups and implement more discrimination and oppression, when we could have a president who is bold enough to danger his campaign by professing that he supports GIVING ALL AMERICANS A BASIC RIGHT.