The Arabist

The Arabist

By Issandr El Amrani and friends.

The people demand plain language

Morsi fails to defuse anger over decree -

From Heba Saleh's FT report on the confusion about whether Morsi and judges are still at loggerheads about his decree:

“I do not know what ‘acts of sovereignty’ are,” said Khaled al-Sayed, a member of the Popular Socialist Alliance party. “They [the government] should use plain language. We want [Mr Morsi] to withdraw his decree and we are going out tomorrow to demonstrate.”

Amusing that this "acts of sovereignty" business has everyone flummoxed (despite Nathan Brown's best attempt to explain). Someone better start speaking more clearly soon or it might get a lot less amusing.