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    Would love to know what you guys think of the recent shenanigans taking place is Egypt.

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    Re: How Egypt's millitary stole the freedom of the Nation | World News

    There is no such thing as "freedom and Democracy". It is a beautifully worded illusion of freedom. Just because you walk into a voting booth doesn't mean you have a say of what is going on. All candidates have to play the tune of the Global Elite. There is that saying, "none are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."
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    To be honest akhi, I very much agree. But I only called it "freedom" because compared to what they have now, they were better off being able to vote. It's not the best system, but it's more freedom than military rule.

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    Letter from Cairo

    Theres nothing like election season in Cairo. All over the city lamp-posts flutter with campaign banners, each displaying the awkward smile of our president, Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
    Just as surprising as the lack of campaigns for any rival is the fact that Sisi himself is not techinically on the ballot yet. With just two months until polling day, he is yet to announce his intention to run, saying only: ‘If the Egyptian people want me to run again, I will do it’.

    Luckily for him, it seems thats exactly what they want. Since last year, a grassroots campaign ‘So you can build it’ (‘it’ being Egypt), has been trying to persuade the president to put his name on the ballot through a nationwide petition. This has galvanised almost everyone, with a church insider telling the Eye that at least on bishop received a stack of petitions for his congregation from the national security force, showing how far this grass roots campaign has spread.

    Rival campaigns have garnered less support. Last November, former prime minster Ahmed Shafik announced his intentions to run from his home-away-from-home, in exile in Abu Dhabi. But after being arrested by the Emiratis, extradited to Egypt and holed up in the New Cairo Marriott under heavy guard, he told his Twitter followers earlier this month that he had changed his mind.

    Colonel Ahmed Konsowa also threw his hat in the ring last year, with a video posted online in which the 41 year old addressed the camera in army fatigues. He was promptly arrested for breaking Egypts constitution by ‘harming the requirements of the military’ by talking politics in uniform; the separation of civil and military institutions is sacrosanct under Sisi.

    The Muslims Brotherhood of course, cannot participate. But the past week has seen three potential presidents declare their intention to run. They include human rights activist and previous presidential candidate Khaled Ali, representing the ‘Bread and Freedom’ party, which takes its name from an Arab Spring revolutionary slogan.

    A question mark hangs over his campaign, however, due to an incident outside a Cairo courthouse, in which Ali allegedly gave the court the finger – which he denies. For this, Ali is facing charges of ‘offending public decency’, which may preclude him from participating in the democratic process.

    Another new contender is Mortada Mansour, Egypts answer to Donald Trump. The president of the countrys number two football club, Zamalek SC, the businessman is well known for his erratic outbursts and for a long running feud with Zamalek fans ‘The ultra White Knights’, whom he calls ‘terrorists’. In a TV interview last week, he announced that his first move as president would be ‘to ban facebook’.

    One could accuse Mansour of neglecting more crucial issues. Since 2014, our country has seen multiple terrorist attacks, including the two worst in Egyptian history. Inflation is at 20%; the Egyptian pound is worth half what it was four years ago; and the cost of living for everyday Egyptians has sky-rocketed.

    And thats just what life is like on the outside. Rights groups say 60000 political prisoners languish in Egypts jails – a six fold increase on the Mubarak regime at its peak. Human Rights Watch wrote in September that the state uses ‘widespread arbitrary arrests, enforced disappearances, and torture’ against anyone who opposes it. The HRW website has since been blocked in Egypt.

    Despite all this, and the fact he’s not even on the ballot yet, there is little doubt Sisi will have no problem walking into office for a second term. He proved his campaign credentials last election, when he won with 97 percent of the vote. So successful was this landslide that this time around it seems he doesn’t even need to campaign. And to think, this man who just four years ago suggested Egypt was ‘not ready for democracy’. How far we’ve come.

    Private Eye issue 1462
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    So this is the Democracy in Egypt. Ban groups that you don't like and then come off as giving the people a "choice" in the political direction. And as far as the West is concerned, they turned a blind eye when Sisi overthrew the democratically elected Muslim Brotherhood. Nothing but hypocrisy. The U.S. and its lackeys only preach the "freedom and Democracy" when it suits their interests. And as for the Egyptian people, your rulers are only a mirror of yourselves. Watch this short clip to understand how Allah Azza wa Jal gives people the leaders it deserves: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NB5nPIP1m5c
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    Re: How Egypt's millitary stole the freedom of the Nation | World News

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    So this is the Democracy in Egypt. Ban groups that you don't like and then come off as giving the people a "choice" in the political direction. And as far as the West is concerned, they turned a blind eye when Sisi overthrew the democratically elected Muslim Brotherhood. Nothing but hypocrisy. The U.S. and its lackeys only preach the "freedom and Democracy" when it suits their interests. And as for the Egyptian people, your rulers are only a mirror of yourselves. Watch this short clip to understand how Allah Azza wa Jal gives people the leaders it deserves: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NB5nPIP1m5c
    Yep, exactly. Democracy only when it serves their interests. I think rather than be angry about it, I've decided to just try and build a channel on YouTube so I can INFORM about it. When the state of the Ummah is one where the Muslims know their purpose in life (to please Allah), and self educate, we will all be more successful, not just the Egyptians, inshaAllah. May Allah guide us all to goodness.

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    Salaam

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    Letter from Cairo

    Theres nothing like election season in Cairo. All over the city lamp-posts flutter with campaign banners, each displaying the awkward smile of our president, Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
    Just as surprising as the lack of campaigns for any rival is the fact that Sisi himself is not techinically on the ballot yet. With just two months until polling day, he is yet to announce his intention to run, saying only: ‘If the Egyptian people want me to run again, I will do it’.

    Luckily for him, it seems thats exactly what they want. Since last year, a grassroots campaign ‘So you can build it’ (‘it’ being Egypt), has been trying to persuade the president to put his name on the ballot through a nationwide petition. This has galvanised almost everyone, with a church insider telling the Eye that at least on bishop received a stack of petitions for his congregation from the national security force, showing how far this grass roots campaign has spread.

    Rival campaigns have garnered less support. Last November, former prime minster Ahmed Shafik announced his intentions to run from his home-away-from-home, in exile in Abu Dhabi. But after being arrested by the Emiratis, extradited to Egypt and holed up in the New Cairo Marriott under heavy guard, he told his Twitter followers earlier this month that he had changed his mind.

    Colonel Ahmed Konsowa also threw his hat in the ring last year, with a video posted online in which the 41 year old addressed the camera in army fatigues. He was promptly arrested for breaking Egypts constitution by ‘harming the requirements of the military’ by talking politics in uniform; the separation of civil and military institutions is sacrosanct under Sisi.

    The Muslims Brotherhood of course, cannot participate. But the past week has seen three potential presidents declare their intention to run. They include human rights activist and previous presidential candidate Khaled Ali, representing the ‘Bread and Freedom’ party, which takes its name from an Arab Spring revolutionary slogan.

    A question mark hangs over his campaign, however, due to an incident outside a Cairo courthouse, in which Ali allegedly gave the court the finger – which he denies. For this, Ali is facing charges of ‘offending public decency’, which may preclude him from participating in the democratic process.

    Another new contender is Mortada Mansour, Egypts answer to Donald Trump. The president of the countrys number two football club, Zamalek SC, the businessman is well known for his erratic outbursts and for a long running feud with Zamalek fans ‘The ultra White Knights’, whom he calls ‘terrorists’. In a TV interview last week, he announced that his first move as president would be ‘to ban facebook’.

    One could accuse Mansour of neglecting more crucial issues. Since 2014, our country has seen multiple terrorist attacks, including the two worst in Egyptian history. Inflation is at 20%; the Egyptian pound is worth half what it was four years ago; and the cost of living for everyday Egyptians has sky-rocketed.

    And thats just what life is like on the outside. Rights groups say 60000 political prisoners languish in Egypts jails – a six fold increase on the Mubarak regime at its peak. Human Rights Watch wrote in September that the state uses ‘widespread arbitrary arrests, enforced disappearances, and torture’ against anyone who opposes it. The HRW website has since been blocked in Egypt.

    Despite all this, and the fact he’s not even on the ballot yet, there is little doubt Sisi will have no problem walking into office for a second term. He proved his campaign credentials last election, when he won with 97 percent of the vote. So successful was this landslide that this time around it seems he doesn’t even need to campaign. And to think, this man who just four years ago suggested Egypt was ‘not ready for democracy’. How far we’ve come.

    Private Eye issue 1462
    SubhanAllah. What an insightful piece. Indeed it only reinforces what we all know sadly: Democracy in Egypt is just a facade, a sort of formality behind which lies a simple dictatorship that will spend the wealth of Egypt, a rich and prosperous nation, on a small group of elites who do as they wish. May Allah guide us all to good, and honour this Ummah with the best of leaders, like those that came before us.
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