Many Islamists have never been that into democracy to begin with, and now that the Muslim Brotherhood's Mohammed Morsi has been ousted from the Egyptian presidency in what they insist is a military coup, they're done with it. "No more election after today," an Islamist crowd chanted under a black jihadi flag in the Egyptian Sinai after the coup, The New York Times's David D. Kirkpatrick and Ben Hubbard report. In interview after interview, the Islamists show they have no patience for elections, having won power and then getting stripped of it within a year. (Why not chant "No more coups"?) Sheik Abu Sidra, an ultraconservative Islamist in Benghazi, told the Times that the coup makes pitching democracy much harder: "Do you think I can sell that to the people anymore? ... I have been saying all along, 'If you want to build Shariah law, come to elections.' Now they will just say, 'Look at Egypt,' and you don't need to say anything else."
Update, 11:20 a.m. Eastern: The interim president has dissolved the upper house of Egypt's parliament, which was led by Islamists, the Associated Press reports. The military was planning to suspend the constitution and dissolve parliament, according to reports earlier this week.
The Muslim Brotherhood held a "day of rejection" on Friday to protest the ousting of the country's first democratically elected president. The protests were supposed to be peaceful, but shots were fired outside the Republican Guard headquarters by 3:30 p.m. local time, The Washington Post reports. At least one person was reportedly killed. Al Jazeera reports that helicopters flew low over a pro-Morsi crowd in Cairo, and tear gas was used. Independent reporter Sharif Kouddous tweeted photos of what looked like a dead body, wrapped in a shroud, being carried by protesters. An Egyptian army spokesman said the military used blank rounds and tear gas, not live rounds, on protesters. A BBC reporter was hit in the head with birdshot. (At left, a man with a Morsi helmet, via Al Jazeera.)