June 30, 2013 4:03 PM
A new youth movement called Tamarod, or Rebel, is spearheading the latest campaign aimed at forcing Morsi from office. The group launched a petition drive around three months ago to collect signatures from Egyptians who want the president to step down. Tapping into growing discontent with Morsi over what his critics allege is his failure to effectively tackle the country's pressing problems, Tamarod claims it has collected more than 22 million signatures. The petitions have no legal weight and have not been independently authenticated, but the tally would be ? if verified ? nearly twice the number of votes Morsi received a year ago when he narrowly won the presidency. Democratic Senator Charles Schumer predicted that the Republican-controlled House of Representatives will bow to political pressure and pass the immigration bill approved by the Democratic-led Senate by the end of the year After touring Nelson Mandela's prison cell on Robben Island, President Obama lauded Mr. Mandela, South Africa's first black president, for his courage and refusal to yield to injustice. In the foreword to Nelson Mandela?s 2010 book of letters, President Obama wrote that ?even when little sunlight shined into that Robben Island cell, he could see a better future ? one worthy of sacrifice.?