'I AM AN EGYPTIAN ... I REJECT INJUSTICE'

[Amal al-Oumma, Egypt]

 

 

Amal al-Oumma, Egypt

What We Egyptians Have Learned from Revolution

 

"The revolution has shown us that the regime hates this country and its children more than we ever imagined, and is prepared to burn the entire country to the ground and sit on the rubble and corpses of its sons. The revolution has shown us that tyrants have servants who all must be uprooted, as they are like weeds wound around an evil tree."

 

By Reem al-Masry

 

Translated By Aja Ishmael

 

February 3, 2011

 

Egypt - Amal al-Oumma - Original Article (Arabic)

An anti-Mubarak demonstrator in Turkey holds up the latest take on a poster used during the Obama presidential campaign, at Istanbul's Beyazit Square, Feb. 4.

 

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... To the youth of Egypt, who have suffered for tens of years until they were weighed down by suffering so severe that we thought they were intoxicated ... or impotent.

 

Such people, in whom almost all faith had been lost, have come to amaze us ... and I kneel before God to give thanks and praise.

 

Despite the deep sorrow felt over our martyrs ... the uprising which has come so suddenly has shaken off the dust built up for years and fills me with joy. It was like a rebel who comes out announcing that he was imprisoned, shackled, drugged, yet didn't die.

 

Events went ahead unhindered, the martyrs kept coming and the crowds kept growing, awaken from their slumber and on high alert. The regime acted as though the devil had stricken it with madness and began laying waste to its own installations, burning its relics and killing its sons.

 

It is the dance of death before the symphony of flight.

 

He [Mubarak] is crazier than Nero, who burned Rome, killed his people, and then laid the blame for his crimes at the feet of Rome's Christians. Like Nero, after destroying the country and killing its sons, Mubarak so arrogantly stood there to announce that he wouldn't flee, and that those demanding freedom are to blame for the chaos. He even seemed free of regret - whether it be for his victims or Egypt's state of ruin.

 

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And God willing, Mubarak's end will be like Nero's; although the stories may differ; Nero committed suicide rather than being killed at the hands of his servants.

 

Nine days of protests have passed, and they're not yet over. They have revealed much to us and still have more to show.

 

The revolution has shown us that the regime hates this country and its children more than we ever imagined, and is prepared to burn the entire country to the ground and sit on the rubble and corpses of its sons.

 

The rebellion has shown us that the police apparatus is nothing but a burden - a yoke over the Egyptian people. When the regime penalized us by withdrawing, it was our young people who worked through popular committees and took on the police role, regulating traffic and protecting homes and businesses.

 

Yesterday, the revolt revealed many faces to us, singing to the regime and then mocking it. And today, I stood baffled when the tyrant tightened his grip on the protesters and released his dogs ... The protesters thought he had escaped the people, and they rose up again.

 

The revolution has shown us that the people have a will and that they will impose that will on those in power - and not the other way around. They know the regime will tighten its security grip, and doesn't care how much iron it smelts or fires it sets. Because while the people might endure and long persevere, once they revolt, the regime's iron and fire is of no use.

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The revolution has shown us that tyrants have servants who all must be uprooted, as they are like weeds wound around an evil tree.

 

The revolution has shown us that none of the regime's institutions respect our intelligence; the media carries nothing but an absurd and nave camouflage of events ... and its entire job has been to deny what's broadcast on every other satellite channel which tells us the truth.

 

The rebellion has shown us that if we don't engage our young people honestly, they become puppets in the hands of the nation's saboteurs and officials. The protests included Muslims and Copts [Christians]; it wasn't sectarian friction going on - Copts guarded the backs of Muslims during Friday prayers. Furthermore, there hasn't been a single incident of incitement, despite the gathered masses, which included both young men and women.

 

The rebellion shows that the majority of Egyptians is still good people, and that a few have been led astray by ignorance, their minds robbed by hunger. We must fill their minds and their bellies ... until they are no longer led astray.

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God willing, we will reap success the day after tomorrow. With God as my witness, I ask the forgiveness of the people of Egypt for my thinking ill of them. And if God also wills it, may I be in front of a computer once more, so I, too, can celebrate our victory and deliverance.

 

O' Lord.

 

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[Posted by WORLDMEETS.US February 7, 12:29am]

 







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