Andy, re that referendum “emboldening” the opposition, maybe Reuters should check with these ladies:
Women Without Hijabs Were Prevented From Voting In Egypt
Didn’t President Obama have something to say on the subject last time he was in Cairo?
The United States government has gone to court to protect the right of women and girls to wear the hijab and to punish those who would deny it.
Gee, thanks for the courageous stand, Mr President!
The country’s least worst constitution was the Kingdom of Egypt’s 1923 constitution. Back then, the idea of a Western leader coming to Cairo and talking up the hijab would have been regarded as deeply weird and profoundly insulting.