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.
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!
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.
The fact that Saeydna came out with his condolences doesn't lessen the pain we have in our hearts, but offers us warmth during this difficult time.
An arranged marriage, Liberals, Muslim Brotherhood, Opposition all forced to live with each other. In a culture where divorce isn't really an option, why not make concessions so that everyone is happy?
Just like the planet of the apes, we too have a big monkey. He's not the head of the Supreme Court though, he's the President.
There is a running joke going around in the Western world right now