by Clifford F. Thies
The election commission in Egypt has disqualified a popular Islamicist candidate for president for not being a natural born citizen, since he has a foreign parent.
From the AP, "Over US mother, Islamist likely out of Egypt race":
Egypt's election commission confirmed Thursday that the mother of a popular Islamist presidential hopeful was an American citizen, effectively disqualifying him from the race and likely boosting the chances of the Muslim Brotherhood's candidate.So, why couldn't we have a law like that?
The ruling is likely to draw an uproar from supporters of Hazem Abu Ismail, a 50-year-old lawyer-turned-preacher who in recent months vaulted to become one of the strongest contenders for president...