Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood were not after a fair and modern democratic country
Mr. Obama, I really don’t want to be a terrorist
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Editor’s Note: The Obama administration is pumping out the propaganda, the talking heads filling the White Noise with their opinion regarding the overthrow of Mohamad Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. Mohamed Hawary, a leader from Egypt’s secular democracy movement that organized June 30 demonstrations, was close to the 30 million Egyptians who took to the streets and who knows from first-hand experience what is happening, says the epic events took the U.S. by total surprise:
Never in the history of modern politics have events been subjected to so much “selective reasoning” as what the Obama administration has done with Egypt’s current events.
Indeed the US administration swung the pendulum to the rhythm of the Muslim Brotherhood compass since the Jan 25 revolution, pressuring the army and the opposition to hand the country to the Islamist group on a silver platter. Every step of the way was marked by conflicting statements from the US administration serving the best interests of the Muslim Brotherhood. Statements that ranged from “this is not how mature democracies work” to “this is normal in a nascent democracy”, the goal seemed to always keep the MB on top.
The reason behind the US administration’s position appears to be common wisdom inside this administration that “Egypt is dominated by Islamists and that secular powers in Egypt are negligible”. It’s not a crime to be wrong, but the real crime for this administration, in my opinion, is being too dogmatic to not recognize sign after sign that their position is far from being an informed one. Indeed, given how oblivious the US administration and its ambassador in Egypt were, it is no surprise that June 30, like Jan 25, has hit the US by surprise.
Even now, after the June 30 revolution has succeeded with the participation of more than 30 million Egyptians, somehow it seems to escape the US administration that this was a popular uprising. Surprisingly we are still hearing voices inside this administration calling this 30+ million uprising a “coup-d’état”. The simple fact is that, in Jan 25 revolution, millions of Egyptians took the streets to overthrow a dictator coming from a secular background. Days later, the army sided with the legitimate demands of the people and overthrew Mubarak. Again, in June 30 revolution, millions of Egyptians took the streets to overthrow a dictator coming from an Islamist background. Days later, the army sided with the legitimate demands of the people and overthrew Morsi.
Today, after the June 30 revolution reached its goal of overthrowing this dictator, the only argument the MB and (surprise surprise) the US administration are using is that Morsi is a democratically elected president who can’t be overthrown. An argument that millions of World War II victims would have begged to differ with had they survived the democratically elected fascist dictator Adolf Hitler. It remains a mystery to me what kind of democracy allows the president to issue a “presidential constitutional decree” to overthrow the General Prosecutor. Indeed this decree as well as other measures such as MB “pro-legitimacy” and “anti-judiciary” rallies are way too similar to Hitler’s path to assuming full control of Nazi Germany. We even had our own version of the Nazi torture doctors on December 5th 2012, in front of Morsi’s quarters in Ettehadeya palace.
It was beyond doubt that Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood were not after a fair and modern democratic country. It was beyond doubt that they chartered a path of regression and injustice. The Muslim Brotherhood’s plan can be summarized by the fact that, months ago, one of Morsi’s aids, Yasser Borhamy, had been caught on video saying how they’ve been cunning enough to put articles in the constitution they would be able to use to convert Egypt into a theocracy.. The kind of Theocracies that have been hosting the criminals terrorizing the world for years. And my point, Mr. Obama.. Is that.. I really don’t want to be a terrorist.