Looking around, I see the support for the Muslim Brotherhood grow stronger. I see religion turn into extremism. I see freedom of speech and dress being taken away by cultural and societal influence.
You can travel anywhere in the world and will still find that ever so popular image of the Muslim woman covering her hair or her whole body. Europe, Canada, America all can see Arab Muslim tourists visiting the country, why? Because they enjoy the peace and calmn.
One day, I was confident that Peace would prevail in the Middle East during my life and we would have the Arab/Israeli conflict behind us. How mistaken I was ! None of the parties of this conflict has been a peace seeker. While the Palestinians are tragically scattered, the religious Jews (in and out Israel) are intellectually far from the notion of co-existence that would be based on a just-settlement ... What a tragedy ! Another farce is that I once thought that the USA is in favor of a modern Arabic speaking ME !! If someone told me 20 years ago that the USA would be supportive to the rule of the MBs in Egypt, I would have thought that he/she can not be but but an insane person. As a result of these farces, we have to fight many parties including those whom we thought to be our strategic partners ! These realities urge me to think of "how king Hussein of Makkah felt when he realized how he was betrayed by those that he thought could not side with his Wahhabi enemy Abdul Aziz ibn Saud ! The difference between us and the poor King Hussein of Makkah is named Abdel Fattah el Sisi !
El Sisi refused a request from Obama to free al Jazeera journalists who did not respect the law of demonstrations. I wrote today about al Jazeera journalist who was arrested by the USA without a trial for four years (Yasser Alouni ). The USA is like a prostitute who does not stop talking about chastity !
I look across all social media and see rejoicing for the newly inagurated Sisi. Everyone seems so happy and so excited. I see statements talking about how he will be the saviour of Egypt, how he will bring everything back to peace and prosperity.
I have only one fear. Sisi cannot escape the flaws of being human. When he makes mistakes (WHICH HE WILL) we cannot condemn him, we need to be encouraging and pateint. The way that I see it, is that we have real potential for a great President, but we also need to give him a chance to show what he can do for our country.
What if the elections went smoothly. What if the Egyptian people accepted the fate of the elections and were satisfied with the results? What if the Muslim Brotherhood stopped calling for boycotts and participated in the election? What if, by tomorrow, we had a new president who actually cared about the interests of the people?
It seems that everywhere I turn, I see people blaming the United States. America is this huge big enemy. If there's anything wrong happening in any country, Ukraine, Egypt, Syria, Russia etc... the United States are the first to be blamed.
We say, "look how they killed innocent civilians in Iraq, look how they did this and that.." Here's what I think. Everyone is looking to blame America because they are just jealous. Jealous of what you may ask? Jealous of the fact that American were ruthless and intelligent enough to become the strongest country in the world.
Instead of blaming America for everything that's wrong in your life, why not think of ways your country can become strong too and be a contender on the world stage? Who cares if the US was the country supplying bullets. Do you really think people who wanted to massacre and shed blood wouldn't find any other means?
Stop being naive. Stop taking the easy route. Take responsibility for the mess in your country and look at a viable solution, not a scapegoat to blame!
The USA invasion to Iraq in 2003 was a peaceful journey BUT the Russian intervention in Ukraine is evel !! Equally : what has been taking place in Egypt since July 3rd 2013 is anti human rights BUT what has been taking place in Guantanamo Bay is absolutely legitimate !!!
I am made of two persona : the person who fell in love with philosophy, literature, history, political thoughts, classical music and art. A person who read in excess of 30,000 books and authored 32 books ... AND the person who studied and practiced modern
Have Morsi supporters been blind to what Morsi DID do in power for the past year? This is not about taking sides, it's about looking at actual facts. Morsi did not achieve any promises he made, and the most upsetting REALITY is the moment Morsi took power, he promised to listen to the voice of the people and step down if the people asked. Don't believe me? Take a look yourself!
Canada has always been the "little sister" of America. If America so chooses, Canada could be seized and turned into another part of the United States at any point in time.
So here's the thing. We REBELLED against our biggest ally and took a stand in support of the Army and against terrorism.
The Western Media is very, very adamant about being Pro-Democracy, which they think means Pro-Morsi and Anti-Army. They see what is happening in Egypt as a "coup" I can't help but wonder,
I recently read in my local newspaper, "Pro-Morsi rallies should be allowed to take place, these innocent
With the outing of Ex-President Morsi, we have somewhat of a dilemma on our hands. Anti-Morsi members are criticizing the protests of Pro-Morsi supporters because they are disrespectful and dangerous. They key word being "disrespectful."
Much to my surprise, I have come to learn that Egypt is actually quite split on those who oppose Morsi and those who are for him. As June 30th approaches, I can't help but fear for the lives that will be lost. Will their deaths be in vain? Will Morsi step down? If Morsi steps down, who is fit to take his place?
The question which lingers in my mind is, will there ever be a time where the people don't oppose the government? I have this nagging inkling that perhaps the people will never be happy with any leader. Why? I feel like the Egyptian people put their leader on a pedestal instead of treating them like a human like the rest of us. Hasn't Morsy done anything at least a bit admirable? Come on people, nothing?
Hidden gems make Egyptians fall in love with their country, and foreigners to recognize the beauty in the chaos
A good relationship brings out the best in people, we know a bad relationship brings out the worst
If Egypt is headed in a new direction, is it a path that we will regret later?
What happened to the days where Egypt was this mysterious, magical place where all foreigners knew as the mother of the world?
Think about how dangerous it is for extremism to infiltrate a religion. Now picture that leading a country. Yikes.