i was just wondering how come no one is posting anything about what's happening in egypt although it's the first time to have such a thing like that.
no i'm not being racise but i feel it's weird that no one is talking at all even egyptians although i haven't heard that any country have done with the president what the egyptian are doing now (or maybe it happened but i don't know).
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15-May-2005 09:17 PM
15-May-2005 09:51 PM
well yea, it's becoming really bigger and bigger everyday and now everyone gets involve in it even judges and it seems that no one is afraid anymore from the goverment and things are getting out of control as my parents says.
15-May-2005 09:59 PM
what????????? are you serious????????
i thought that what's happening is really big and that things will change and he won't be elected anymore.
hmm, i guess i still know nothing about politics, no wonder that no one have said anything about it in the forum.
15-May-2005 10:09 PM
sis, the protests are just there to show that egypt is trying to become more "democratic". This way, the US can confidently say "look how we made deomcracy spread in the region!!"
the president might have to win the election with a 95% majority instead of the usual 99.9%
15-May-2005 10:22 PM
I think that people in egypt are getting really fed up, alhumdulilah, took them a while but now they are at least at the position where they realise something is wrong. The government are realising this so they allow protests. It's like a pressure valve to let some of the pressure escape.
15-May-2005 10:23 PM
ok, i got it now.
16-May-2005 04:15 PM
well i was thinking that things are different this time since my dad was saying that there's protest in Tanta as well which have never happened before in the 15 years i lived there for any reasons.
honestly i don't know what will happen if mubarek left, one of the sisters was saying that true he's bad but bad poeple usually have control over things and if he leave maybe whoever will be coming will be worse.
if a good person came then this person will be living in hell to fix things and allah only knows if he can or not.
example for that is Sadam and how bad he was with poeple and now after he left, all types of shi'a and wierd thoughts poeple are getting from thier caves and acting this weird things and allah only knows if america wasn't killing them then how the country will end up.
loooooooooooooooool, i'm talking about politics. lol, my parents won't believe it if someone told them that i did :P
anyway, i really have no clue.
16-May-2005 04:38 PM
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There are protests in Egypt, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Pakistan, Kashmir & Palestine at the moment. To do with a variety of reasons from the killing of family members in Kashmir to political change in Uzbekistan & Egypt to the anger at Quran descration in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Palestine.
In the past few months there has been unrest in Lebanon & Tajikistan I think (one of the Stans up there).
Then you have the resistance to the US in Iraq and Afghanistan (apparantly this year the Taliban is doing much better then earlier years and is much more organised according to US commanders in Afghanistan).
And as Zwerf mentioned Arabs and democracy do not mix. It will never happen, Democracy in the West has been in the making for over 1000 years.
With all this talk of Democracy the US has only let out a genie it can never hope to control, from this point on matters will only get worse for the US not better. But I still give them 5 stars for a good try.
Lebanon is a classic where the opposition is attacking each other now with General Aoun and Walid Jumblatt bickering for leadership, Aoun who hated Syria is now rubbing upto them and allying with the Shia and the Lahoud family (even though he is with the anti-Syria side). A classic example of how democracy does not work in the Arab world, the Lebanese "democracy" has been run for the last century by a small number of families. Al-Hariris Al-Mustabal party was left to his son Saif-ed-Din Hariri (even "democratic" parties are run by one family).
Egypt is no different, even the leader of the Ikhwan did not want Mubarak removed because 'atleast Mubarak is the monster we know'. His Ikhwani brothers got angry at that comment.