The Diversity of the Egyptian Movement
Egyptian President Mubarak, whom ruled Egypt for the last 30 years, just announced that he will not run again, he never mentioned if his son Gamal who was named after President Gamal Abdel-Nasser will run for the elections. The protesters are still angry and they want Mubarak out now. What will happen next, is really unpredictable on how it will end.
There is no denying that there are many foreign hands involved in this movement, who fed on the long time frustration and hunger of the average Egyptian person. Families live on $2.00 a day and average income of $1800.00 a year, for a whole family.
The real protesters are chanting for change and basic human rights like free election and an honorable job that will enable them to feed their families; have a decent roof over their heads and enable young people to have enough money to get married. 60 percent of the Egyptian population is under 30 years old, and 90 percent of those are unemployed.
The protesters started peacefully, but somehow some people broke to some prisons like “Wadi El Natrun”, and “Torah” prisons and freed the criminals and few political prisoners as well. Thugs started attacking homes and properties of regular Egyptian people, sometimes hurting and even killing people. They also got hold of the entry of the “Desert Road” that connects between Cairo and Alexandria. Some allege that they see the hands of the Egyptian authorities written all over it; and some allege that they see foreign hands across the border since Mubarak closed the borders with Gaza.
The Palestinian flags were seen during couple of protesting days, though this is a 100 percent Egyptian internal matter? What happened like the vandalization of the Egyptian museum, the destruction of mummies and Pharaoh jewelry cannot be the acts of Egyptians; whom no matter how poor they can be, are very proud of who they are and of their ancestors.
Malicious hands started fires and destruction of properties without any consideration that the loss of these properties and money is just an added loss to the whole Egyptian population. Young Egyptians held themselves accountable for the well being of their country; especially after the police securities were pulled from the streets; organized themselves very quickly and started policing traffic in the streets and protecting their neighborhood using kitchen knives and brooms, bringing surveillance around the clock.Continued on the next page