to any egyptian reading this - vote for whoever you think is best for
egypt’s future, but in the process, never forget the importance of
respect and character in such difficult times. i find
these verses particularly relevant
to the situation in egypt today and important for every egyptian to
contemplate over (irrespective of who they support in the elections).
i am really saddened by the double standards we are seeing in egypt. we stood
in tahrir, had shifts of nightly patrols guarding our homes and suffered a
period of instability and turmoil to dispose of a tyrant and bring about
better conditions and human rights.
here we are today - you support x and i support y - but guess what, we’re both
egyptians, and we both want the best for this country. i completely disagree
with you that ‘x’ is best for the country, but you know what, that doesn’t
matter - it’s my opinion and i am entitled to it, and that’s what’s awesome -
i respect you and you respect me, but we each vote for whoever we think is
what’s not awesome, however, is double standards. consider “a person is
innocent until proven guilty,” and “a person is entitled to a speedy and
public trial with an impartial jury.” should these be part of our new
egyptian government or not?
if no, then why did we have a revolution to start with? if yes, then why do
we think this should only apply to “those we agree with?”
so regardless of who you or i think is best for egypt’s future, it behooves us
as egyptians to ascertain that an unbiased, honorable committee oversees the
elections - so that your candidate has a fair shot of winning rather than
having fixed elections.
what does this means? it means not believing everything we hear and making
these people accountable. take for example dr. 7azem’s case - there are only
two possibilities - his mother (ra7imaha Allah) had the us citizenship or she
didn’t. it’s a very easy thing for the egyptian government to find out - all
they have to do is contact the us department of homeland security and find out.
suppose the department of homeland security says, “yes, she was a citizen, and
she gained her citizenship on this particular date.” great - then advertise
and make this information publicly available to everyone so there remains no
doubt about the matter - fitnah averted and people can move on with their
lives. the fact that they refuse to present any evidence to people that is
acceptable suggests that this election committee still has ties to the
speaking of the previous government, they still have their money, their
contacts, and they are neither dead nor banished from the country.
irrespective of who becomes president, the bigger question is “why aren’t
these people being brought to justice?”