“Terrorism is a psychological war, terrorists depend on terrorizing people to control and change people’s behavior and divide their society. We Egyptians decided not to let fear control our life. We decided that nothing will break our unity, nothing will destroy our country. The only way Islamic terrorism can win this battle, is if we are divided or if we lose faith in our principles and strength.” –Eman Nabih
“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” — Mahatma Gandhi
Eman Nabih On the 24th and the 25th of January 2014, Muslim Brotherhood terrorist organization launched many terror attacks against Egyptians, security forces, private and public properties.
Doctor Ahmed Kamel the health ministry media counselor declared the outcome clashes and violence on the 25th of Jan 2014 are 49 death in 4 cities (Cairo, Alexandria, Menia, Giza). Injuries 247 in 8 cities( Giza, Alexandria, Fayoum, Ismailia, Menia, Cairo, Assiut, Beni Suef). On 24/1/2014, 87 injuries in 11 cities ( Damietta, Alexandria, Giza Beni Suef, Sharqia, Cairo, Fayoum, Behera, Minia, Ismailia, Qena). 15 death in 8 cities (Damietta – Beni Suef – Fayoum – Menia – Giza – Behera – Qena – Cairo).
Not surprisingly, wherever there were bombings in the streets and different cities in Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood demonstrators were nowhere to be seen! For instance, every Friday, Brotherhood supporters gather in specific areas in Cairo, but not on Friday, 24th of Jan. One might guess the Muslim Brotherhood supporters all were tipped off as the location of the bombings, and stayed away.
After the bombings of Jan. 24th, the Muslim Brotherhood warned Egyptians to stay home the next day for their own safety. Muslim Brothers figured that Egyptians would be terrorized form the previous day’s bombings and would stay at home. It didn’t work. Egyptians were out in force on the 25th all over Egypt to send the message that they were not scared of the terrorists and will never again give up their freedoms.
We are warriors, we are in a war against terrorism and to win this war we need all our strengths in fighting terrorism. Tears have no place in our eyes now, we will cry and accept condolences for our martyrs, the day we will defeat terrorism and cut their roots from our territory.
We are not armed, and we are not fighting terrorism with weapons or bombs, but we are fighting with our unity and we are confronting all challenges to move forward and not to allow anything to stop us from continuing the path we have chosen with our own free will.
Egyptians who went in all squares all over the country on 25/1/2014, were not forced to go, they went voluntarily simply because they knew that their country needed their support. This is the greatness of Egyptians, they laugh, live a normal life and challenge all their crisis despite this fierce unmerciful terror attacks and they never kneel except to their God.
The majority of Egyptians who participated in the 25th of Jan 2014, were from middle class and lower class areas. Despite the difficult economical status and the daily struggle to survive, all the people I talked to have a strong will to survive and be free, no matter how long it takes. They didn’t go to fancy private schools or private universities, but they understand the politics as well as any politician.
There were only two symbols on the 25th of Jan 2014, The Egyptian flag and the Supreme Commander in Chief of Armed Forces Abd El-Fatah El-Sisi’s images, whom they were encouraging to run for president.
This is a very critical period in the Egyptian history. Egypt needs a strong leader and a great economic program to deal with our problems. Reforms are not going to take place by pushing a button or by changing the whole system. We first need to change ourselves, to learn from our previous mistakes and to specify our targets and a time schedule and a plan to reach our goals.
If Sisi decides to go for the presidential elections, I’m sure he is aware of the big challenges and responsibilities he will be facing. I believe that Sisi will be the first presidential elections candidate who doesn’t really need any marketing for his campaign. He already got the approval and the official popular stamp from the majority of Egyptians.
The Guardian published images from Tahrir square on 25/1/2014 and claimed that huge protests anti government in Egypt took place. On 26/1/2014, they corrected the news with just one line after spreading the original fake news to many of their readers. What can I say, except what I always say, The Guardian is like many foreign news agencies renting their pages for money, in order to be able to pay their lousy journalists and reporters salaries. What a disgrace!
It is the street in Egypt that creates all events in relation to politics. The military is not ruling Egypt like foreign agencies are claiming. The military is protecting Egyptians and the country’s national security. The street is the real leader and commander. And it will always be what we want and not what the US administration or their allies want to force on us “faked Democracy by force”.
Egypt is ruled by Egyptians and will never allow any one or any foreign government to lecture us on how to run our internal affairs. (Bravo Eman! Millions of Americans support you)