A top Egyptian army official is calling for unity talks between supporters of the country's Muslim Brotherhood-linked President Mohamed Morsi and critics outraged at what they insist are efforts to impose Islamic law on Egypt at the expense of women, religious minorities, and liberals. VOA reports on efforts by General Abdel Fattah al-Sissi to arrange meetings between the opposition National Salvation Front and Morsi's Islamist supporters. The two groups are locked in a heated battle over Egypt's new draft constitution, which was hastily rushed through the country's Islamist-dominated constitutional assembly and which will be voted on this Saturday in a national referendum.
Egypt Army Tries To Broker Calm
UPDATED 7:26 AM EST, December 12, 2012