Egypt’s Real Revolution has begun


Posted in | 05-07-2013 | 5993 viewed | Category: (Arab Spring  ) | comments:(3 )

The rapidly developing situation in Egypt and the ouster of President Mohammad Morsi has puzzled many and belied expectations of those who thought that the revolution had started two and a half years ago, with the ouster of Hosni Mubarak.

In fact, the 30th of June will be written as the true date of the revolution. Never before has it been seen in the history of Egypt that such mammoth protests occurred all over the country, sending a clear message that the people of Egypt reject the concept of a monolithic Islamic Nation that the Muslim Brotherhood had sought to impose. The message from the masses is that there is no place for political Islam .

The Egyptian army clearly saw the message and moved to act responsibly in a manner reflective of the pulse of the streets and had no option but to respond and dismiss the Morsi government. As a precautionary measure, army tanks have been deployed in vital areas to prevent violent clashes between pro- and anti-Morsi factions. Leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood have been barred from leaving the country and will face trial for their alleged misdeeds, and Morsi himself has been confined in the army’s custody. Many of his supporters have been detained and taken into custody to face trial.

The One harsh year Egypt has faced has made the public reject the Muslim Brotherhood’s ideology and their attempts to force changes and Islamization of the state and education.

The army chief, Abdul Fattah Al Sissi, while reading a statement announcing Morsi’s removal, was surrounded by all secular leaders, Coptic and Al Azhar leaders, youth movement representatives and other liberal leaders. This also shows the pulse of the revolution and the demand for a change and a better government to rule, comprising representatives from all strata of the society, with all its colours, ethnic and religious diversities, working unitedly. 

A true Egypt with a rich, multi-ethnic heritage and cultured people.

The MB’s short history in power has exposed them and their agenda. Their indulgence in assassination and violence is well known even prior to the 1952 revolution, when former King Farouk was deposed by Nasser.

The funding from Saudi Arabia and Qatar did not  help in making the MB radicals more dominant, but the 365 days of Morsi’s misrule made the people of Egypt  understand the reality of the Brotherhood and its hidden agenda to destroy the secular ethos of Egypt.  

Other external forces tried to deal with Egypt as a project to change regimes and destroy the fabric of the society by indulging in sedition and encouraging extremism in the region The United States and other western countries woke up late to the dangers of these forces at their own doorsteps and many believe that this prompted the Americans and the Russian to arrive at an agreement and remove terrorism from the region before it is too late.

This understanding may show the path to put an end to the bloodshed in Syria. A more stable Egypt and Tunisia is vital, otherwise Turkey could be next.

The future of Egypt will be in the hands of its people only. Though the challenges are enormous; the economy is in a shambles and inflation is sky-high;  the priority is to for the incoming leadership to set its house in order and usher in a government that deals with these issues and tackles them in a more pragmatic and transparent manner .

It is a new chapter and the people have been given a second chance. If the army is able to contain the Muslim Brotherhood organization and affiliated groups, who may take up arms to settle scores, then Egypt’s roadmap to democracy is written, which will help regain its Pan-Arab leadership status which has been so long undermined.

Dr. WAIEL Awwad is a Senior Arab International correspondent, who has written this exclusively for IRGAmag.

Added By : Dr. Waiel Awwad




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