This is a disturbing story:
Egypt’s largest political group, the Muslim Brotherhood, warned the country’s military rulers Saturday not to interfere in the writing of a new constitution.
The statement from the Brotherhood marks the first time the Islamist group has directly challenged Egypt’s ruling military council since the ouster of former President Hosni Mubarak in February. The group’s stand was prompted by comments from a senior government official this week that the military council will soon set out certain principles outlining who is eligible to draft a new constitution. The Brotherhood fears the military is trying to enshrine a political role for itself in the constitution. Parliamentary elections are slated for later this year, and the Brotherhood and its fellow Islamists are expected to do well at the polls.