Egyptians proved during the first phase of the Egyptian elections that the revolution is still going to cleanse Egypt of corruption and Religious fanaticism that hit the country since Sadat's rule that witnessed the emergence of political Islam.
The ruling regime used political Islam to hit the opposition. Saudi Arabia backed extremist groups aiming to spread Wahabbism in Egypt. After January revolution, the Military Council recognized the terrorist groups and the religious parties, and gave them the country to ensure their safe exit.
Last week for exceptional reasons I had to apologize from writing my weekly article as I never before had experienced such a strong stroke of flu. It was not just sneezing or coughing, rise in temperature or fever I just experienced all that adding to it a total drop of appetite and activity I could only sleep! After 3 continuous days of no food no motion no activity just continuous sleep interrupted by sneezing or coughing or both! Then by a miracle all alone was able to leave my bed, stand up and I really felt what God said:-
If we step back and take a look, 2 countries were going through elections at the same time. We had just recently the Parliamentary elections in Egypt. Meanwhile, on the other side of the world in Canada, they were holding the voting and 11 week campaign for Prime Minister Elections. I want to take a moment and compare how unbelievably different these two nations participated in this democratic right.
The majority of the Egyptian people decided not to participate in the House of Representatives elections. They don’t just vote, but they vote for those whom are well known. The elite may do this to please the governors.
The candidates didn’t exert a lot of effort to present themselves to the people. The president didn’t urge the people to participate, but invited them to do through formal speech that didn’t tough the people like improvising. He wasn’t excited during the speech unlike the first time when he urged the people to demonstrate on July 2013. He has not improvised even during the opening of the New Suez Canal Project.
On June 8th, 2014, the Egyptians elected Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi as the first president after the revolution of June 30. He was elected by more than 22 million Egyptians.
Since he took office under very difficult circumstances, he worked very hard to restore the Egyptian impact on the international level. He visited several countries around the world to teach them about what happened at the revolution of June 30 after Egypt got rid of the religious fascism that ruled Egypt for a while.
Two years have passed after the revolution of June 30, and 16 months since General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi took power in Egypt. Yet, with the approach of the Parliamentary election, I find myself for the first time in my life not interested in them.
I have always participated in the elections and encouraged the others to participate even when I traveled to Paris.
However, this time I don’t really care! I don’t want to know about the candidates or the schedule of the elections. I have no desire to participate or encourage the others to participate.
ISIS may be behind Ankara bombings and not Erdogan himself. Those who love power may do more than this in order to protect this power. However, it’s painful to see people in Turkey suffering like we did and still do. I pray to God that their suffering comes to an end.
I believe ISIS behind such bombings though Erdogan supported them all the way. He gave them weapons and provided medical care for their fighters. Yet, they paid him back by killing his people. Maybe he encouraged them to do so for some reason, or they may betrayed him after the Russian bear attacked them using his new weapons.
I feel really embarrassed and never thought of a day I would have to ask my readers –if I do have any followers- to excuse me as I'm unable to write or concentrate on the subject I was planning to write about it and it is so vital as elections are being closer by the minute, just few hours ago our president was speaking about it!
Last week there was a lot of statements made by the Al-Nour Party proving that without a doubt, that they are a religious party, not a secular one. The Al-Nour party proclaimed that they would allow Copts to be candidates under their reign just because they want to respect the law. This means that in their own belief they don’t think that the Copts are citizens, or that they have the same rights.
The Al-Nour Party confirmed that Copts are not considered citizens and they are just doing them a favor by putting them in their elections list. However, I can say that many Copts are the reason of giving Al-Nour party the chance to withdraw their rights and consider it as a favor.
October War was not only a military victory against Israel, but also a consecration of national unity between Muslims and Christians. The war revealed sacrifice, love and ingenuity of the Egyptians.
This war integrated love of homeland and religion. This homeland cares indeed for all Egyptians no matter what their religion is. The list of the martyrs includes names of Coptic Christens as well as Muslims.
October War was a great achievement by great leaders including Major General Saad El Shazly Chief of Army Staff and Maj. Gen. Abdul Ghani Gamassi, director of operations for the Egyptian military.
Wars are usually led all over the world by chief of army staff, but in Egypt the president is considered the supreme commander of the army. Not only is the president entitled to set the general plans, but also to take care of the details instead of the Chief of Staff. In Egypt, the defense minister is called the general commander of the Army.
In August 2014 and in February 2015, Presidents Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Vladimir Putin held meetings to discuss the situation in the Middle East. They discussed the complicated situation that was planned by several evil powers including America and the Muslim Brotherhood that serves the World Zionist goals in the region.
The two leaders understood that the most dangerous organization is ISIS that that follows an American plan and is funded by the Saudi Arabia. This terrorist organization commits all kinds of crimes against humanity in the name of Islam.
In my program, I hosted with great pride two honored guests: Atef Nazmi, lawyer of the martyrs of Maspero, and my friend Isaac Ibrahim, human rights activist and member of the Egyptian initiative. I found myself comparing between the treatment of the international organizations to the victims of the two accidents in Rabaa Adawia and in Maspero. However, I am sorry for conducting such comparison between those who demonstrated peacefully demanding freedom and equality, and those who carried weapons and incited violence. They even refused to evacuate the place ignoring all warnings of the security forces.
Ernesto "Che" Guevara born on June 14, 1928 died -assassinated- on October 9, 1967; commonly known as el Che or simply Che, was an Argentine Marxist revolutionary, physician, author, guerilla leader, diplomat, and military theorist. A major figure of the Cuban Revolution, his stylized visage has become a ubiquitous counter-cultural symbol of rebellion and global insignia in popular culture. He visited Egypt on 1956 and received by R.I.P. Ex-president Nasser, (documentary video clip about this visit still available on Youtube). As a young medical student, Guevara travelled throughout South America and was radicalised by the poverty, hunger, and disease he witnessed, his burgeoning desire to help overturn what he saw as the capitalist exploitation of Latin America by the United States prompted his involvement in Guatemala's social reforms solidified Guevara's political ideology as Marxist.
I now read every day about the argument by the Al-Nour party, and also add to that, the clashes between the Minister of Culture and the Salafist. All of this pushes me to focus today about those exact events.
If we go back to the revolution of June 30th, we can see that the Al-Nour party was a part of the political process at that time. We all remember the most famous picture at this time of the gathering between Pope Tawadros, the Grand Sheikh of Al-Azhar, and the Salafist leader
Remembering that day will lead us to understand why the State and the Ex-Defense Minister decided to contain the Salafists and put them in the political scene. I believe the Ex- Defense Minister was very smart to include the Salafists because at that time he wanted to show the world that the political power was included in the political environment and they were not excluded.
In an interview with Al-Jazeera satellite TV, Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Turkey harbors two million Syrian refugees, while Europe harbors only eight hundred thousand refugees. However, he did not tell us how they live in Turkey and why many of them would rather die in their way to Europe than staying at Turkey! Many of them also preferred Egypt to Turkey though it’s very far.
He also said that he was surprised by what Russia is doing in Syria; especially that Russia has no common borders with Syria. He may realize that neither America nor France that wage wars against ISIS have common boarders with Syria, except Jordan. How come he said nothing about them as well?
Since Sadat took office in 1970, he was actively seeking to take Egypt away from the Eastern bloc led by the Soviet Union to follow the policies of the United States of America. He was also said to have contacts with the American inelegance since the early sixties.
Sadat used to say that 99% of the solution to the Arab-Israeli conflict is in the hands of America, which is not true as Israel is an independent state. Israel needs America and vice versa. The relationship between them is based on equality. The relationship between Egypt and Russia in the era of Nasser was excellent based on friendship and cooperation. The Russians are eastern people who love Egypt very much. They helped Egypt a lot in the military and industrial areas as well as in the building of the High Dam.
Saudi regime is repeating the calls to jihad that were heard in Afghanistan from 1979 to 1989. It presented 52 Saudi scholars in Syria to incite against the Red Army according to Arabia news website.
Russians are not stupid and should have known that their military intervention in Syria against IS would annoy the Saudi regime and push it to call for jihad against Russia just like it did in Afghanistan. Russia must know that the world will have no peace before destroying the terrorist organizations supported by the Saudi regime, and also destroying the entire terrorist regime.
Several policies have changed between February 2014 and August 2015 in the Middle East. The American Zionist plan named (the Arab Spring) was implemented in several Arab countries including Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Tunisia. However, this evil plan was broken in Egypt.
In February 2014, Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Egyptian Defense Minister and Commander in Chief of the Egyptian Armed Forces, visited Russia for the first time. Later, Russia supported the Egyptian revolution of June 30.
The two great leaders met together and discussed the situation at the Middle East. They discussed all evil plans against the two leading countries.
I have already said it in previous occasions I’m just a guy like you not having access to top military or political secrets I just an observer like you I read news I think and ask questions no one would answer them I analyse events and write down my views right or wrong the future might answer or we might never find out where the truth lies!
I do have the feeling we are already in a World War Three or WW III over the Syrian crisis. At the beginning of the Syrian and non Syrian immigrants flow to Europe I admired France stance and their desire to solve the Syrian problem once and for all not by just giving asylum to the refugees but stepping into the battle field if necessary and with optimistic hope I saw Germany’s reaction asking all involved parties to step out in a conference to solve this problem then I felt deep deep disappointment when the president of France said it loud and clear he can not allow Bashar El Assad participation in any political discussions since -from his point of view- he is the source of that problem!
In my last article I spoke about the parliamentary elections. I had mentioned that ex NDP members and the Al-Nour party will mostly compose the next parliament. Today, however, I want to talk about the position of the Copts in the next parliamentary elections.
I believe that after 2 revolutions, nothing has changed regarding the Copts. Meaning, these 2 revolutions have not resulted in a push for Egyptians to vote for a Coptic man rather than a Muslim. You may be curious and ask me why I am pessimistic about the future of the Copts in parliament.
An Arabic language teacher from the Qabaa school in the Nozha district flogged a Coptic pupil ten years old named Bibawi Faragallah 40 times with an electric wire last week.