What Happened to last week? Plus my hope for Egypt

Many are wondering, why did Salah not publish last week? Didn’t he say he will publish last week, what happened? Did he fall into a well?

No, I did not fall into a well. What happened was pure and simple; I experienced a terrible case of writers block. Usually I write my posts based on what is currently running in my head. It could be food thoughts or thoughts for food, it call be about the most mundane or life shattering (to me at least) concept. At the end of the day, I usually publish whatever is on my mind that instance regardless of what I was thinking or planning to write yesterday. Last week was an exception. A dear friend of mine told me you better write about Egypt and I mistakenly said okay I will. Immediately the writer’s block kicked in. Should I write about how I feel about the protests or the government, should I write about my fears or dreams, should I write about what going on in the news or how the news is being analyzed. You see the hint, I basically got paralyzed with all these half developed ideas and I ended up not being to be able to write anything!!!

So I made a promise to myself never to promise to write any article. What comes, comes I guess.

With regards to Egypt, I am so proud of the protestors. Living in the western world one has no idea how much each of these protestors had to sacrifice to come and protest. My God bless them and increase their patience and resolve. At the same time there is a deep sense of fear in me that the protest will fail to change the situation in Egypt. While I am confident that Mubarak will leave, I am afraid that they are currently trying to build a system to get Suleiman or other USA/Israel approved candidate to fill this top job. Seeing the USA meddle in Egypt is making me even more suspicious. I honestly do not trust the words of the US government because I know the only thing they care about is a stable country that can protect their interests and Israel interests as well. They do not care about democracies or want the people want (unless it also happens to be what they want)

In conclusion I am extremely hopeful, yet fearful for Egypt sake. On that note, I want to make a special request for all my friends on this blog. I know most of you are not capable of participating directly in supporting the Egyptian people and even more do not believe in the purpose or concept of demonstrations; or are just too lazy. However, I must ask that each one of you to take time of your day and pray for the people of Egypt. Pray that God raises the cloak of tyranny off the backs of the Egyptians and that he gives them their freedom and prosperity that every nation in this earth deserves. Pray that God will make the next few weeks and month an easy transition for the people of Egypt and well worth it. Pray that this sense of revolution and demand for freedom strikes the hearts of every Egyptian soul and that they are all given the strength to get out and demonstrate for their God given rights. Pray that the future new governments of Egypt will not be another tyranny and pray that the USA and other countries will try not to wipe out this new government due to different foreign and domestic policy.


3 responses

  1. Welcome back to writing:)

    I like the article though I disagree about one point: The need to fear for the Egyptians in a post-Mubarak era. It is true that with Mubarak’s ouster the future Egyptian leadership will be uncertain , but the state of this revolution has made a much greater thing certain: The Egyptian people have a new spirit, a strong one, a spirit that is powerful enough to the country to new previously unattainable places. That spirit alone suffices as a valid product of this great revolution, one that shows that no matter what the consequences the future of Egypt, or actually the future of the world, is–God willing–bright.

  2. Wow!! Where have I been? First let me tell you that I’m proud of you, because when you began this blog, it was very boring (kindof). But now as I read this blog I’m inspired to write, and you write in such a way that I feel as though you are talking to me. Second, I could not have voiced my feelings about Egypt any better. I, too, get the feeling that although Mubarak may leave, the Egyptians will not get their democracy. I am almost fearful for them that they will have to go through some more years of tyranny, till all is settled. But I have a question for you, what happened in Tunis? Why did they absolutely disappear from the news altogether? Did they succeed in theis quest for democracy? And if so, why was it so easy??

    1. Well, thank you Ayah, I really appreciate your comments.

      Sorry for the delay, just been busy with exams.

      With regards to Tunis it not over yet. They are actually still demonstrating to remove any figure that is linked to the old regime.

      Did they succeed in their quest for democracy ? It honestly too early to tell and while it does appear easy from our point of view it is far from over. Any movement that shakes up the government will in the end also shake the economies especially if they are dependent on tourists. Tunisia economy is heavily based on tourism and is now suffering due to lack of tourists in their country, the question is can they remain steadfast and patient and rebuild their government as free and fair or will they succumb to an easy solution that will in the end lead them to another dictatorship?

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