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An Egyptian Student has the final word

July 7, 2013

I am taking this from Pajama’s Media. I apologise to them for taking the whole of the post by Mohomad Soliman, but I think it is important that this Egyptian is heard because only someone who has lived through the Morsi regime is fit to comment upon the actual situation:

The protests that are rocking the Egyptian government today date back to June 2012, when the Egyptian people found out the results of the first round of the presidential elections. They discovered that their choice of candidates included Mohammed Morsi (the Muslim Brotherhood candidate) and General Shafiq (the last prime minister of the Mubarak government). The choice was tough. Many people remembered how violent, disastrous, bloody, and corrupt the Mubarak administration was, which made them think of excluding Shafiq from their voting options. So the question became whether to boycott the elections or vote for Morsi, who represented the lesser of  two evils.

The Muslim Brotherhood (MB) had to face the people’s skepticism. The Brotherhood had refused to join the revolution against Mubarak in January 2011. However, the Muslim Brotherhood used the revolution to achieve their private agenda regarding Egypt and other Arab countries.

The second-line Muslim Brotherhood leaders started connecting with revolutionary figures, opposition leaders, and youth movements to convince them to support Morsi in the run-off election. These MB leaders asked for political support for the MB candidate, but the leaders of the January 25th revolution had some demands of their own. They wanted  to  “reconstruct the constitution drafting assembly to represent all Egyptians; appoint 3 vice presidents: a woman, a revolutionary youth leader, and a Christian; and to appoint a national unity government.” Eventually, Morsi and his allies approved the deal and signed a document to guarantee the achievement of these promises.

The Egyptian people decided to trust the Muslim Brotherhood at the time because they couldn’t accept military rule represented by General Shafiq.

It happened that Morsi won the election using our votes and became the first civilian to head the country in almost 60 years. The new president went to Tahrir Square and swore the republican oath in front of the people. Egyptians were optimistic about Morsi back then. But after a while, everything became clear to us. He broke all his presidential promises. He excluded the opposition from  the government, which consisted mainly of old Mubarak ministers and Muslim Brotherhood members. In addition, he appointed a Muslim Brotherhood ally as his vice president.

All the aforementioned broken promises are nothing compared to the constitution drafting assembly. More Muslim Brotherhood members were appointed than was promised. Christians, opposition leaders, and revolutionaries were banned from the assembly. The Islamists then wrote the worst constitution in the whole history of Egypt and the Middle East.

The Brotherhood forced Al-Azhar (the biggest Sunni Islamic institution) to supervise legislation, just like in Iran, and to approve the Brotherhood’s laws with religious protection. They excluded the non-believers from being part of  society. In addition, they assigned a moderate Islamist to replace the Egyptian Orthodox Church in the assembly. And finally, they even interfered in the formation of the Supreme Court to get rid of  judges who opposed them in the past.

Our calls for demonstrations against Morsi after the first 100 days of his presidency weren’t well-received by Egyptians. Reasons for that include the extreme fear of economic crisis, instability, and lack of security. Although these reasons have a real basis, they were magnified by the Muslim Brotherhood’s media propaganda to prevent us from gaining more supporters for our cause, which was protesting their broken promises. By that time, the Muslim Brotherhood was using violence to solve political disputes. They smashed the location where the opposition supporters were gathered, and their attack resulted in hundreds of injuries.

The situation was calm during the month that followed this incident, despite several meetings between the American ambassador, Anne W. Patterson, and the Muslim Brotherhood’s strongest man, Khairat Al-Shater. The American ambassador kept supporting  Muslim Brotherhood decisions despite the damage they caused to Egypt and the Middle East.

Five days after the  trip to Egypt made by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and three days after the first meeting between opposition leaders and Morsi, the president issued a  declaration which enabled him to claim sweeping powers (legislative and  judicial power in addition to the executive authority). Morsi strengthened the constitution drafting assembly and the Shura Council with MB members to avoid a High Court decree that dismissed them all due to errors in the enabling legislation.

The Egyptian middle class took to the streets to defend Egypt’s identity from being hijacked by the Islamists. Protestors were marching all over the country chanting against Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood  leaders. We marched to the presidential palace and decided to sit in in front of the palace which is our constitutional right. The next day, the Muslim Brotherhood militia attacked us, harassed women, and tortured political activists in the presidential palace itself. Hundreds were injured and seven were shot.

Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood have obliterated much of the goodwill that many Egyptians were willing to give to them. Egypt has become divided into two sides. The country hasn’t faced a situation like that in our history before.

On the second anniversary of the January 25 revolution, the police affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood used violence against  peaceful demonstrators in northern cities. They killed more than 59 Egyptians. The city of Port Said  saw 34 lives lost thanks to the Muslim Brotherhood’s strategy of how to deal with demonstrators.

Egypt turned into a failed state. Constant fuel and power shortages and increasing street violence made life difficult. The Muslim Brotherhood refused to listen to the people demanding change.

When Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood tried to deal with the Nile River crisis — an issue that involves Egypt’s share of the Nile River water with other African countries — they considered starting a military campaign against Ethiopia, which planned to build a dam that would severely limit water flowing into Egypt. Needless to say, such action would probably have started a war in this critical region.

Americans must wonder what specifically makes the Obama administration support Muslim Brotherhood rule in Egypt. The administration seems inclined to deal with the biggest cross-continent Islamic organization in order to force the Brotherhood to serve the administration’s interests in the Middle East, mainly when it comes to Syria.

The Muslim Brotherhood offered the Obama administration what they can’t refuse: a solution to the Syrian civil war. They are more moderate than other Salafists and jihadists in Syria’s “Nusra Front.” The Muslim Brotherhood said they will force the Syrian jihadists to stick to a clear agenda for what will come after the downfall of Assad. The Muslim Brotherhood convinced the American administration that they can control the flow of weapons.

But all of this is gone with the wind due to the overestimation by the administration of the power of the Muslim Brotherhood, and the MB’s attempts to work for their own agenda regarding the Middle East.

The Egyptian chapter of the Muslim Brotherhood is very much involved in the Syrian civil war. They are hosting Syrian refugees in Cairo and training them to take over after the downfall of  Assad. They collect money from Egyptians to send to the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood chapter, with the aim of buying the services and loyalty of independent Syrian militia.

They seduced the Egyptian youth with their religious slogans about jihad in Syria against infidels. Hundreds of Egyptians were trained to use heavy weapons and bombs; then the Brotherhood  sent them to Syria. The same scenario happened with Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan during the Soviet invasion. After the Egyptian jihadists returned from Afghanistan in the 1990s, they began a series of suicide bombings against tourists, also attacking historic temples and high-ranking police officers. They spread fear in the hearts of Egyptians.

When Morsi came to power he appointed the infamous Muslim Brotherhood leader Essam Al Haddad as his advisor for foreign affairs, but for all practical purposes he’s the actual foreign minister. Ever since his appointment, he has stuck to the Muslim Brotherhood agenda regarding other Arab countries.

Haddad and another Muslim Brotherhood leader, Mahmoud Ghozlan, pressured the Jordanian government to appoint five Jordanian MB  members as  ministers in the new government. That caused tension between Egypt and Jordan. In return, the Muslim Brotherhood leaders and Morsi’s administration would guarantee the export of natural gas to Jordan at reasonable prices. In response to their blackmail, the Jordanian government applied new  laws for Egyptian workers in Jordan. Fifty percent of them were forced to leave their jobs, hunted in the streets, and then deported back to Egypt .

Muslim Brotherhood rule in three main countries in the Middle East has caused instability and tensions between governments — all  in order to serve their own interests. Those interests include the return of the caliphate, where, of course, the supreme guide of the Muslim Brotherhood would be installed as the new caliph. This is the main reason for establishing a cross-continent organization such as the Muslim Brotherhood: to rule the region in the name of Islam.

On Sunday, June 30, Egyptians took their anger to the streets. They protested against the Morsi administration and his Muslim Brotherhood government. Egyptians are protesting against the Brotherhood imposing their beliefs on Egypt, as well as protesting against fascist rule in general.

The protestors are demanding a stable Egypt and stable Middle East. They are demanding a better future for the nation. And the only way to achieve that is to force Morsi to step down.

Americans should demand that the Obama administration stop supporting fascist rule in Egypt. His support for the Muslim Brotherhood  will create another Osama Bin laden, and will eventually destabilize the whole Middle East.

I am an Egyptian student who became involved in politics in 2005. I was involved in organizing demonstrations against Mubarak, against military rule after Mubarak’s exit, and against the Muslim Brotherhood now.

I am writing this message while I am being threatened with losing my freedom, and even my life.. The Muslim Brotherhood leaders  have threatened everyone who organized the June 30th demonstrations against Morsi (June 30 Front), in which I played a role in organizing the youth of the country.

Will you keep silent?

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  1. July 8, 2013 at 2:43 am | #1

    Here, check this out – let us know how this plays – - -

    Diaa Mohamed of the Muslim group My Peace is about to air TV ads touting the Muslim prophet Muhammad as the “savior of humanity.” (courtesy Sydney Daily Telegraph)

    At this turbulent time in history when many people are looking for answers to their problems, a brand-new TV campaign calling the Islamic prophet Muhammad the “savior of humanity” is about to saturate the airwaves of Australia.

    “Tens of thousands” of dollars have reportedly been raised by the Muslim community to fund a series of 30-second commercials to begin airing on the country’s biggest networks starting July 9.

    The ads are produced by My Peace, an Australian group looking to build bridges between the Muslim community and other citizens of the land Down Under.

    The prime-time spots will air over the course of several months, and feature famous historical figures such as Mahatma Gandhi and George Bernard Shaw praising the virtues of Muhammad.

    “This is a response to misinformation. Not many (Australians) are aware of who the prophet is and why we regard him so highly and so emotionally,” My Peace founder Diaa Mohamed told the Sydney Daily Telegraph.

    “The commercials will be animated with voiceovers and will have quotes on the screen.

    “Muhammad is the most influential man in history and the commercials will show what scholars and historians have said about him.”

    Gandhi said the prophet “holds undisputed sway over the hearts of millions” and Shaw called him the “savior of humanity.”

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    • July 8, 2013 at 7:23 am | #2

      This is so disgusting.

      Mohammed is the saviour? Get outta here.

      He is a 7th century cattle thief and bandit. He murdered hundreds, if not thousands, and in his name millions have been killed.

      Mohammed did not work any miracles. Mohammed threatens. Mohammed lives by the sword.

      Contrast that to Jesus Christ and one can see the difference almost immediately. Jesus did not kill anyone. Jesus did in fact raise one person to life after 4 days, and on at least 2 other occasions he performed a miracle and restored people to their families – one was the daughter of a Roman soldier, the other was the son of a widow.

      Jesus came with a loving message. His message is one of love and kindness to others.

      Mohammed on the other hand brought a message of harshness. If anyone appeared to Mohammed then it was Satan pretending to be Gabriel. Or that story is fabricated and no one appeared to Mohammed.

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  2. July 8, 2013 at 2:51 am | #3

    A little off-topic – - -

    Airliner Crashes on SFO Runway

    The actions of the airplane were really freaky and not consistent with any known failure mode. Am I the only one ‘paranoid’ and ‘alarmist’ enough to think that maybe it was not an accident?

    Fresh on the heels of the Flight 800 coverup being questioned and then strongly re-affirmed — here is suspicious crash. Do I smell another coverup?

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    • July 8, 2013 at 7:17 am | #4

      My husband is an aeronautical engineer. We have been following this story. It looks like pilot error is to blame.

      The most likely scenario is that the plane came in at the wrong angle for the runway. The tailplane hit the seawall and then it flipped.

      There is a lot to be learned about what happened, but at this point we think it is pilot error.

      However your Flight 800 is a very different kettle of fish. Here you have investigators who believe that there was an explosion that did not come from the aircraft tanks. They think it was a bomb and that this fact was covered up. At this point in time, looking at what they are presenting I think they are correct.

      Clinton would not have wanted to announce that someone bombed an aircraft on his watch, hence the cover-up. He did the same thing regarding the bombing of the Murrah building.

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