Sunday, September 18, 2005

Is the U.S. Ready for Egyptian Democracy?


I found this interesting article that was published today by the Washington Post and written by Geneive Abdo.

"Rather than celebrate the flawed poll and the reelection of Mubarak, the Bush administration should heed the wake-up call of the country's invigorated opposition"

7 Comments:

At 11:25 PM, Blogger Haximus said...

We are always ready for the emergence of a new democracy, especially Egypts. I would more question the rest of the area's preparedness.

 
At 7:42 AM, Blogger Freedom for Egyptians said...

Hi my friend,

I have no doubt that the US is supporting freedom all over the world not only in Egypt or the ME.

We will do the cause of democracy injust if we related the democracy in Egypt to X country in the same area. Because in the ME, civil rights vary from one country to another. I cannot compare the rights of the Egyptian women to the Saudis.

However, I am under the impression that the US is not pushing for a real democracy in Egypt because of the fear that the islamists will take over. I am totally aganist this theory which shamefully many Egyptian liberals propagate too.

What had happened in the so-called elections, that a dictator was brought to power again despite all irregularties and the extreme low turnout.

My question is this the democracy the US wants in the ME? A process of rehabilitation for the dictators to remain in power under new processes that lack any credibility and does not represent the true will of the people?

I had high hopes that the US would push for stronger TRUE reforms, supporting the all those asking for freedom.

Unlike the depicted image of the article that most of the opposition demonstrations where by the Muslim Brotherhood, many were organized by liberal Egyptians.

Freedom is an innate nature, does not take much to be ready for it.

 
At 4:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

plzzzzzzzzzzzz explain to me do u want muslim brotherhood to rule egypt instead of mubarak???????? do u wanna tell me that they will be a very democratic people and that we will have freedom in our political,sociable ,ecnomical and our artistic sides I REALLY CANT BELIEVE IT SURE U R LYING TO UR SELF OR U DONT KNOW WHAT U R SAYING MEANS REALLY IN THE EGYPTIAN FUTURE

 
At 5:13 PM, Blogger Freedom for Egyptians said...

I didn't say that I want the Muslim brotherhood to replace Mubarak.

If you are commenting on my comment, I said if Mubarak is gone, the MB is not the replacement as many Egyptians are propagating and believing including liberals.

I believe that there are many Egyptians that believe in civil and human rights and they need to be heard.

If the article implies that opposition in Egypt is Muslim Brotherhood, then this must be corrected.Opposition is Egypt is divided between so many currents. But Mubarak is trying always to make the Muslim Brotherhood as the monester that will replace him to make the west afraid and let him stay in power.

I think the west is quiet confused about the last wave of opposition demonstrations. It must be interesting to see how foreign journalists are watching and coming out with conclusions that do not belong to our reality like this journalist.

I am suppporting the idea that there were opposition demonstrations with no religious color but looks like everything is mixed in the western world eyes. That's why we need to contemplate what's wrong? And wht such an article is written giving full credibility to the muslim brotherhood.

Being a woman myself, I do not think I ll ever exist if the Muslim Brotherhood takes over, they do not believe that women are equal or even have rights. Definitely this is not the life I want to lead.

Read such an articel and ask what's wrong? Why many opposition groups are not given credit as the Muslim brotherhood.

 
At 3:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

YEAHH OK IAM VERY SORRYYYYYYYY I UNDERSTOOD WRONG SO I CANT BELIEVE IT AT FIRST BECAUSE IAM A GIRL WHOSE AGE IS 18 YEARS OLD AND I THINK THAT IT WILL BE HORRIBLE FOR AN AMBITIOUS GIRL LIKE ME TO LIVE UNDER THE RULE OF SUCH MENTALIIIES ITS REALLYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY UNFAIR BUT AT LAST THANKS ALLLLLLLLOTTTTTTTTTTTTT FOR CLEARIFYING TO ME IN THAT DECENT WAY I WILL VISIT U AGAIN

 
At 7:10 PM, Blogger Freedom for Egyptians said...

It is great that you are ambitious girl at your age and that you care about your rights and aware of dangerous of other mentalities.

May be I can share this with you, but i learned from life that most dangerous enemy could be the self rather than the external ones.

Good luck and let me know if you want to talk more.
freedomforegyptians@gmail.com

 
At 5:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

OHHHHHHHHH THANKS ALOTTTTT FOR THAT GREAT CHAT I HAVE WRITTEN UR EMAIL AND I WILL CONTACT WITH U SURE BUT UR LAST SENTENCE I REALLY CANNOT UNDERSTAND IT WHAT DO U MEAN BY : THE MOST DANGEROUS ENEMY COULD BE THE SELF RATHER THAN THE EXTERNAL ONES????????????????? THANK U AGAIN

 

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