UPDATE: Egyptian Cleric Safwat Hegazy, Barred From U.K. and, Last Week, From France, Is Named Egyptian Presidential Candidate by Gama'a Islamiya (MEMRI)
Wait. You are just beginning to see the cracks -- Obama's disastrous foreign policy is an historical defeat for free peoples everywhere. He has set us back centuries. Obama's stone age:
Egypt MPs 'bar ex-Mubarak presidential candidates' BBC (hat tip David W)
The parliament in Egypt has passed a law banning senior officials who served under ex-President Hosni Mubarak from running in May's presidential election.
It means the former Vice-President Omar Suleiman would not be able to continue as a presidential candidate.
But the law would only come into effect if it is approved by the country's ruling military council, which took power last year. The justice ministry has already said the new measure is unconstitutional. The BBC's Jon Leyne in Cairo says the ruling military council is likely to block the law.
He says the law was adopted as a direct response to the decision of Gen Suleiman, the country's former intelligence chief, to run for president.
The Islamist [sic] Muslim Brotherhood is the largest political force in parliament.
The law also blocks anyone who was prime minister in the last 10 years.
This would bar the last Mubarak-era prime minister, Ahmed Shafiq, from standing.