Tuesday, February 1, 2011

قمر البلد دي عيون ليلها سهران لوحدي بغنيلها


My imaginary readers might notice I have stopped using my usual sarcastic arabic tone but this is due to the crisis my country is going through and I'm hoping beyond hope that my blog is reaching an international imaginary audience.

This is day seven of the Egyptian uprising against the oppressive Mubarak regime. It's February 1st 2011. A revolution that is 30 years over due.. but I guess its better late than never. Today, in a matter of hours, my people - Egyptians - are planned on going through with a Million Man March. As chaotic the situation is in Egypt with all the looting, vandalism and sporadic shootings, the past week has shown a whole new face of Egypt. I got to see an up close & personal perspective of the beauty that is the Egyptian people. 

Images of men & women cleaning random streets from the remains of the fighting, fires and looting. Footage of men, young and old, staying up all night protecting the city that has been left defenseless after Mubarak's dirty/sneaky/cowardly act of pulling out the police (as if he's punishing the people) and creating organized well thought of vigilantes patrolling neighborhood with whatever they can use to protect their houses & families even if its a baseball bat. News of mothers waking up at dawn to cook breakfast and make tea for the men who've been up all night. Women leaving the comforts of their own homes and defying the "curfew" (a curfew no one has followed except Mubarak) to attend to those who are injured in protests by the rubber/live bullets of the police force. Egyptians forming a human wall to protect the Egyptian Museum, our heritage, from police thugs/looters. Pictures of the kind hearted Egyptian young men jumping over army tanks to hug and kiss the soldiers and the strong courageous soldiers posing for pictures with the protestors. Listening to a man who just lost his son to the violence of the Mubarak hired thugs pledging that he is willing to sacrifice his two other sons if this is the price he needs to pay for Egypt's freedom. Egyptians all over the world putting their lives on hold to rally & raise & gather awareness about their fellow brothers and sisters who've been cut off from the world after Mubarak who cowered for 30 years behind his emergency law cut off internet & telephones. Finding out that Egyptians living abroad are flying back home to be there for Egypt when she most needed them!

Who wouldn't fall in love with such people? Who wouldn't be willing to die for those people to enjoy free lives all the while being treated with the respect and granted their dignities? 

هو مبارك عاوز ايه؟ عاوز الشعب يبوس رجليه؟لا يا مبارك مش هنبوس و بكرة الشعب عليك هيدوس







14 comments:

  1. Your pride in your fellow Egyptians is well founded. Today we are all Egyptians!

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  2. Thank you! Your support is MUCH appreciated! :) On behalf of 80 million I say thank u :)

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  3. One imaginary American read it, and I know many others who are supporting you. I can only say I am inspired to do better to try to change the world for the better--and may you see success today!

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  4. Thank you Ben!! We are blessed to have such strong support!

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  5. We are marching with you today (I'm an Australian expat living in Dubai). It's time for change x

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  6. I am with you with all my heart. I am egyptian in America and if it wasn't for my age, bad health, (heart problems) I would have gone back to be with you all.
    Magda Ghobrial

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  7. Thank you for sharing...I am in total awe of Egyptians!! At the same time, I am also worried about the safety of all my friends over there..

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  8. you aren't imagining your readers. Reading this from London. Looking forward to visiting a peaceful Egypt well run and organised by Egyptian people, for Egyptian people. You can do it.

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  9. An American liking the power of the people!February 1, 2011 at 6:12 PM

    love love love the solidarity and the heart of Egyptians. now, i want to know; i realize they want a complete regime change, but do they have someone/something in mind to fill the vacuum that will be created? is there a plan? the world is watching and i want to see them succeed to get what they want as far as government, but what IS it they want and how do they plan to proceed after this demonstration?

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  10. Hi, here i am from Puerto Rico and giving all my support for Egypt's freedom. Today I'm Egyptian and Puerto Rico supports you. You may be don't know where we are but you could make sure that Egypt is in my prayers today.

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  11. I visited Egypt 6 years ago and would be there now with you if I could. It is an amazing country with an amazing history, but what made it my favorite place in the world were the wonderful people we met. Yalla Egypt!

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  12. Thank you all for your kind words! I'm over whelmed by your compassion! It is really touching.

    As for the "American liking the power of the ppl" to answer ur questions:
    So far unfortunately there has been no plan.. but the strongest suggestion is for Dr. Mohamed El Baradei to lead a "TRANSITIONAL INTERIM GOV'T" or even just a committee of opposition leaders without necessarily one of them being boss. Anything that keeps Mubarak & his group of best friends out of the scene. But all of these are man on the street suggestions.. nothing graved in stone.. yet!

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  13. Yes we can. Yes we will do. Plz DON'T STOP. DON'T GIVE UP.
    Fero, plz continue writing, plz continue encouraging, ur words r really touching.

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