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Killing Egyptians isn’t upholding democracy

15 Aug

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Hundreds of Mohammed Morsi’s supporters and Brotherhood militants have lost their lives and many more hundreds or thousands must have been wounded as the government, security forces massacred the very people they are supposed to protect in the name of trying to restore democracy.

As the defiant Morsi supporters continue to bury those killed after the recent onslaught by the military and the interim government, all the international community can do is condemned the killing, but failed and fell short to intervene or stop the massacre as Egypt is gradually taking the Syrian route.

For how long would this killing continue and would the military that thought it has the powers to better divide and rule Egypt after unseating President Morsi finally gives up?

After the vice interim president resigned yesterday in protest to the mass killing and the use of force to clear road blockage mounted by pro-Morsi supporters on the streets in Cairo, is the president himself going to follow next?

Unless, the international community, step in and do something now, which is obviously first to reinstate Morsi, as the legitimate leader then try to reach a dialogue with Muslim Brotherhood party, whose government was overthrown, it is hard, if not impossible to visualize any peace returning to Egypt.

Let the people decide

The actual figures of those killed or wounded in the Wednesday clashes across the country would continue to rise, but the person or group that took the decision to evict the angered and provoked Morsi supporters who have been on sit-ins for weeks must be ready to take the blame.

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Democracy, equally gives the people the freedom to protest and defend their basic human rights, if they feel being treated unfairly or marginalised in any government action.

 For more than six weeks that the Muslim Brotherhood militants and other sympathisers have been demanding the release and the reinstatement of Morsi, the first democratically elected president in Egypt, their pleas needed harmonious solution and not force.

Today, Egypt is far from finding its feet as those whose relatives or family members have been killed or wounded are inconsolable without Morsi in power or release alongside other top Brotherhood party heads arrested.

If democracy must return to Egypt, the military must give way for a total civilian role, and the people must been given the full rights to decide who should role them. If at any point, the person elected is incapable, another election should be organised or the person demanded to resign peacefully.

No matter what the international community is doing or planning to do after the deadly clashes, Egyptians must learn to live as a people and should work to rebuild their country while letting the past go, though it is hard to do so.

 

 
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Posted by on August 15, 2013 in News Analysis

 

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