Sunday, August 04, 2013

The Coup - انقلاب

'Ousting Of Morsi...A Joyous Day For Us Christians'

Father Rafik Greiche, head of the press office of the Egyptian Catholic Bishops' Conference, declared that the ouster of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood supporters on July 3 was:

"The ousting of Morsi and the political new beginning is a joyous day for us Christians in Egypt and for all Egyptians."

‘Military Brings Hope Not Coup,’ Says Coptic Leader

Dr. Ashraf Ramelah, founder and President of Voice of the Copts, a human rights organization with offices in Italy and the United States, has said:

“As the country rejoices, Egyptians fear jihad will turn into civil war. The military removed and jailed President Morsi on the demands of the people, and now Morsi’s angry remnant – defenders of the dishonored, ousted Muslim Brotherhood -- roam the streets in bloodthirsty revenge."

“Instigated by President Morsi’s June 26th and 28th speeches, the Muslim Brotherhood and their sympathizers terrorize Egyptian neighborhoods. All who are happy to have Morsi gone – ordinary citizens and Egyptian military -- becomes their enemy.”

“Egypt’s military performed dutifully toward its countrymen resolving the June 30th issue with perfect timing as it rejected the bait of ‘dialogue.’ This resulted in a miraculous turnover for Egypt. Unlike SCAF’s [The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces] dirty compromises after the overthrow of Mubarak, this army is supervising the transference of power from Morsi’s regime to the president of the High Constitutional Court, Adly Monsour, who is now the interim President of Egypt. In siding responsibly with freedom fighters Egypt’s army has forgone political empowerment.”

“part that the media around the world seems to be missing. Claiming Egypt’s military action as a military coup is dangerous for this plays into the hands of the radical views of a vindictive and deceptive Muslim Brotherhood now threatening warfare on Egypt."

“It is as wrong as the ‘Arab Spring’ label before it. Some in the media even suggest that the July 3rd removal of the terror-backed, Shariah law advocate overreaching his executive powers to build a parallel Saudi-like brown squad and much worse, defies democratic principles. Even if this were true, Egypt must first clean house of democracy’s enemies in order to begin its democratic process."

He concluded by saying, “Thankfully, the army looks to avoid bloodshed by keeping Morsi under house arrest protected from a disenchanted Muslim Brotherhood ready to assassinate him and spark mayhem – legitimizing violence to hold on to power. So far, the military’s power is the power of the people."

~ Bani Adam ~

Human beings are members of a whole,
In creation of one essence and soul.
If one member is afflicted with pain,
Other members uneasy will remain.
If you've no sympathy for human pain,
The name of human you cannot retain!

(The above poem, Bani Adam/Sons Of Adam, is by the Persian poet: Sa'adi, and it is inscribed on the United Nations building entrance, in New York).

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