Death Sentence against Mursi
I have been trying my best to avoid indulging in the topic. Keeping distance from other nations affairs. IT should be the Palestinian trauma of the fall of Mursi and Hamas, when suddenly all this massive huge tens and tens and tens of times exceed us Palestinians and Palestine in population and space to count the least, major problem became Hamas. It should have been also for the proportion of simply calculation. Making Hamas accountable to the destruction and the demonstrations or the rise of the Islamic Brother or being the Hub and the training camp for terror should to the least make Hamas be all the population of Palestine and Israel as well. At the end, as one Egyptian friend once told me, we can have you all over a dinner in one Cairo neighborhood and no one will even notice you. (He meant us all Palestinian population. he was even very kind to invite all the refugees as well). Or if Hamas is not all the population of what makes Palestine, it should be that damned strip called Gaza, and of course they are all Hamas.
Keeping my nerves in their own tactical explosive situations, I thought, I couldn’t fight Egyptian massive unbearable loss of sense and dimension. After all, these people have overthrown two presidents in two years. Their reactions, emotions, traumas, are still ignited and not necessarily balanced. It is a nation that is still under a revolution.
After all if Hamas was responsible and the conspiring mind of the Islamic Brother hood, I Nadia, could become some Palestinian whatever spy or traitor. I would more likely be an Israeli spy, but actually, being an Israeli spy these days is an addition. I could be accused of being Ikhwan or Hamas.
I have to say that I love Egyptians; this entire introduction to enter the topic means that I am worried .for God’s sake!!!! . Well, I love Egyptians… during the Gaza invasion; I refused to respond to any Egyptian article or news. I actually stopped watching Egyptian channels after a week from the invasion. I even threatened my FB friends from my “blocks” and “deletes” if they mentioned Egypt badly. I thought Egypt was a nation that was still suffering from the overthrowing of Mursi, and they had all the right to be in that situation. Hamas miscalculated the situation and its deterioration and they paid a high price of it, and hopefully they learnt their lessons. But beyond that, I would judge Hamas more or allow it. And above all. The fight was on Palestinian land and Israel was the attacker. We should focus on our enemies at this point not at unresolved issues between “brothers”. Actually, “brothers” could also mean ikhwan, which is a forbidden word as well, especially when mentioning Palestinians and the other Arabs.
Eventually I stopped watching all Egyptian media outlets, and kept one sources that seemed collective and a bit of pragmatic. It seems impossible to find anyone pragmatic these days in Egypt. You are either ikhwan or sissi. What are left to have people were badges like those the Nazis forced the Jews to wear during the WWII (I am also trying to be pragmatic here). Well, in such a source, you will hear some words about Hamas as spice to the topic sometimes. And people criticize the sissi through his consultant. The man is a poor good willed man with terrible advisers. They are self-critical. They definitely hate and against the ikhwan. And the news on actors and singers and scandals on gays and social related issues that they suddenly become the peak matter in the most populous Arab country such as the story of the “Airport Lady” or the “Islam Buheiri debate against the untouchables of Islamic traditions” or the “ Mayor of Alexandria’s wife who accompanies him” or the “demonstration against the Hijab” …oooops. That was a confusion … I was just thinking of a population whose women are likely more than half covered, and more than this half is against the Ikhwan and Mursi, and now those poor women have to be against those against the hijab. So if you are an ikhwan you are likely of course to be against that call for removing the hijab. But what do you do when you are wearing a hijab and you are against Mursi and the Ikhwan? And then there is the “minister of Justice and the Garbage collectors affair “; of course the man doesn’t want to have the sons of those people to be allowed to the judicial system. He is afraid they will be eluded. The man eventually resigned apparently. And of course there is Sina and that very faraway terror land. That people only hear about terrorists being terminated and soldiers being martyred. Not a single real story is known of what is really taking place there. A whole city was practically displaced with its people and no one is even daring to mention the issue except with modest faraway indirect questions. Tens were killed in the football stadium and the issue is under the ashes with no ikhwan apparently to blame. The young men and women who fell in the demonstrations of January as well have decayed under earth, and if they were ikhwan of course, no one even consider their deaths, but if they were not, they are either to be blamed or it must have been an Ikhwan that killed.
In short, all evil that takes place is a creation of the ikhwan and all good that takes place is the making of the Sissi and the army. And, luckily, Hamas cannot be in all this.
And then there are Mubarak courts, Mubarak is out of jail. Mubarak is back to jail. Those overthrown in the first part of revolution declared innocent miraculously, and those newly overthrown are sentenced one after the other to death sentences as if Egyptian judicial system is out for hunting season.
I am supposed to write about Mursi’s sentence… Now I remember!!!!
My personal judgment on Mursi was that he committed a terrible fatal mistake as a result of his own political stupidly and short sightedness and of course the blindness of Islamic politicization to a country like Egypt and assuming to run it as a head of clan. Egypt definitely deserved better. It was a proud moment for me when on the 30th of June; Egyptians said their word again. As much as it was a historical moment of pride when Egyptians overthrew Mubarak on January’s Revolution.
What happened next, was also justifiable to me. I understood perfectly the traumatic situation the nation entered in. After all, they didn’t get rid of a tyrant to fall into another. And Mursi was actually their own choice. People brought him in. So it was a double anger. Unlike Mubarak, who Egyptians for generations grew up with his name subsiding for the word president.
I also understand that this trauma needs time. But I genuinely believed in these people. Egypt is a country of innovation. It is the mother of civilization as we still try to understand it. It has the best minds of the Arab world.
Mursi is sentenced to death. Not only him, he is one among tens who have been sentenced to death in the Islamic Brotherhood in the last year. It “coincided” with the acquittal of Mubarak and his group in the series of the same months.
One can understand that the country and the nation are going through a terrible turbulence that it will take them time to recover. But the justice system should be the part of what conforms a nation into stability to the least. Among the many important elements that strengthened Egypt was always its judicial system, that continued to make its own recoveries and internal repairs, and always insisted on its separation from the executive power. When Morse tried to change some laws, the judicial system stood strong before him. Even Mubarak didn’t dare to mess as much with judicial system (he actually terrorized them). But here, it seems a voluntarily work. Which is worse.
It is so sad … to see a country. A nation. The mother of nations. So dissolving into the nothingness of nations. While its pyramids are still making the world watch them with awe and fascination.
It is so heart breaking to see the deterioration of a nation on all and every level … social, political and judicial. An outrage that is sweeping away all aspects of culture, education, and common sense.
It is bad for a country like Egypt … when someone like me, who was just a proud Arab for the achievement of the Revolution Egyptians, held in the last few years. Their strength, resilience and real power. To see them turning into this hollowness of a nation.
It is bad, when people like me, applauded the over throwing of Mursi, stand today with great sympathy for him.
It is so lamentable to witness the double standards of judgments inside a judicial institution that is supposed to represent justice to its entire people in such unfairness and injustice.
It is such a farce of a situation witnessing a whole nation taking part in such a preach of injustice, bias, inequality with such prejudice that is eventually becoming both , self discriminating and incriminating