I write you this letter with the highest of hopes that you will take 5 minutes of your day and read because I sincerely need your help.
See, we have started a revolution earlier this year, specifically on a day designated to "celebrate" the Police force which is January 25th.. The same police force that has long tortured, humiliated and oppressed us.. the citizens of Egypt.
You remember right? You where there.. you were a proud citizen, you chanted from deep inside your heart demanding Mubarak to step down, you waved the Egyptian flag and felt proud for the first time of your life for being a citizen of Egypt and prayed to God to grant Egypt the freedom it deserves right?
But now... where are you? why are you back to being silent? do you not see your effort being thrown to waste? do you not want to save the revolution and help it continue to end oppression and corruption?
Did you not hear about army tanks crushing peaceful coptic protesters? Did you not hear about the military police beating up families of martyrs on the first day of Ramadan while fasting? The martyrs of the same revolution they SWORE to protect? Did you not hear about the girls.. your sisters.. who were subjected to illegal virginity checks while the doors to the room where open and soldiers filmed what's between their legs with cellphones? Did you not hear of Aly Maher the 19 year old who was shot on the 9th of April when the army attacked a peaceful sit in in Tahrir? Did you not hear of the 12,000 civilians who were subjected to illegal military trials for civilians such as Maikel Nabil who's been on hunger strike for over 50 days now? Did you not hear that Khaled Said's murderers recieved ONLY 7 years of prison while Aly El Halaby, an activist, was arrested for painting Graffiti against Tantawi? Did you not hear about blogger Alaa Abdel Fatah who will miss the birth of his first child because SCAF has him locked up in jail for no reason? Did you not hear that SCAF are playing God & are prosecuting Mina Daniel, a dead 19 year old killed by gunshots at Maspero by their military police?
Mubarak was replaced with his best friends.. A council of Mubarak's generals who are now taking his revenge from activists, journalists, revolutionaries... anyone who supported the revolution. Next time it could be your best friend, your boyfriend, your girlfriend, your brother, your neighbor or even YOU..
Do you have to wait until the phone call that informs you a loved one has been shot, crushed by a tank or arrested? Is this what it will take for you to start moving and taking action?
I sincerely hope not!
A friend who has faith in YOU.