My heart is torn between East and West. I live somewhere between the present and the past. I don't know who I am.
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Photo: Two women sit in front of soldiers blocking the road to the Republican Guard headquarters in Cairo. Khaled Elfiqi/EPA
ويسقط كل من خانوا .. ويسقط كل من هانوا
ويسقط كل من وقفوا في وش جيل بيتحرر
ويسقط كل من ضربوا .. ويسقط كل من قتلوا
ويسقط كل من شطبوا سطور في تاريخ بيتسطر
ومن تاني .. رخص دمي وسال في الميادين
معدش بينفع التبرير .. ورجعوا وقالو تستاهل
لكن عارفين ؟ .. أنا أستاهل
عشان أنا كنت متساهل
ولجل يكون في معلومكم مفيش حرية بالساهل
ومهما يسيحو في دمي إرادتي مش هتكسر
فدا بلادى تروح الروح
ولا أشوفها بتتعسكر
An injured pro-Morsi protester is carried away from the deadly clashes outside the Republican Guard building in Cairo, Egypt. Photograph: Louafli Larbi/Reuters
Note to Egypt: the word “Islamist” is not a substantial or legitimate reason to build a case against anyone and arrest them.
It’s actually called a witch hunt.
But asking people to kill others, and robbing the country is a case :)
so who’s going to arrest the military? the pro-mubarak and pro military news anchors who have been inciting violence and hate?
but the reality is, men are being hoarded up as we speak because they are considered islamist. unless, of course, to you, islamist=murders? In that case, i can’t help you.
Funny how the channels accused of “inciting” violence were the only channels broadcasting the pro-Morsi protests and funny how these channels were closed down only after the coup. What’s more, not only were these channels closed down but their staff were also detained (some have been released but many still remain under custody including the head of the Al Jazeera Cairo offices). This, as the OP points out, is absolutely a witch hunt.
BREAKING: Al Jazeera’s Cairo offices have been taken over by the military live on air and its staff have been detained. The offices and channels of many other TV channels in Egypt have also been taken over by the military including Egyptian state TV.
This is absolutely terrifying and the biggest affront to democracy that Egypt has witnessed since Mubarak’s dictatorship.