Simple questions on a sombre day.
Today is the anniversary of Mohamed Mahmoud massacre. On November 19, 2011, 45 Egyptian revolutionaries got killed because they demonstrated for “Bread, Dignity, Freedom” and asked for the progress of their country. They asked for social equality, education, sanitation, better infrastructure, value and appreciation to all Egyptians regardless of social status, religion, or gender.
Now a year passed and supposedly a democratic president and government are in power. Do we see “Bread, Dignity and Freedom”? Do we see security and safety? Do we see any work on the infrastructure, health, education, women rights, or street sexual harassment?
If yes, I want someone to give me proof and in numbers not in words that there is improvement? We have had enough with words. We are the best nation in giving talks and sermons, but never act on them.
I want to see a decline in train and road accidents? I want to see representatives visiting the urban areas to check on health and sanitation issues? I want to see delegations working on improving education all over the country. I want to hear officials putting agendas and carrying out programs to improve girls conditions in rural areas. I want to witness progress in all sectors. Some respond that I am asking for too much. The President and the government have just started their mission just 5 months ago. Five months are 20 weeks, 183 days, 873 hours, 52,380 minutes. Have all the days, hours and minutes of the present administration been spent on solving the problems of the country? Very simple question on a great and extremely sombre day.
See what a top official in the Muslim Brotherhood administration said about the Egyptian revolutionaries, whom certain officials took as stepping-stones to power. Khayrat Al Shatar said the following about the revolutionaries when was interviewed by a French newspaper in January 2012.
مقولة خيرت الشاطر الخالدة:لقد رأينا بأعيننا مجموعات الفوضى في نوفمبر في التحرير ومواجهتهم للشرطة في شارع محمد محمود http://ow.ly/fo5oG
“At Tahrir in November, we saw with our own eyes groups of anarchists (referred to later as thugs) confronting the police on Mohamed Mahmoud street”.