Friday, 7 December 2012

RED CARD                               'The rule of a leader is void of validity and all legitimacy once he is unable to stop the bloodshed of his people'   

Bilal Fadl Screenplay writer and Columnist in 'el masry elyoum' ~ in perhaps the most lucid and fair sum-up of Egypt's present predicament, interview with Yosri Foda, in arabic :

Running theme of interview: '...  Upon his instatement, President Morsy promised he would resign were he to fail the people and be requested to do so. The request has been accentuated for not only has he failed but must, as ruler, be seen to be accountable for the  bloodshed of even his own party members.
Aside from having  lost his finger on the pulse of the street in just a few months of presidency he has blundered catastrophically and not managed to cut away from the old rule of dicatorship and its principles but flagrantly propagated them instead. The very validity and lawfulness of his election depended primarily upon severance from the preceding era's violations that led to corruption and bloodshed. Instead, ever since coming into power, not only have breaches been incurred on a daily basis but blood has been spilled through violence inflicted by those following a sold, tainted ideology of askew religious convictions. 

Whether he resigns or not, Morsy has failed as president~ not only politically but ethically and even criminally. He faces a dead end street with walls closing in~ and yet imagines he can ignore the red card~ Were he to consider immediate withdrawal and with that invite new elections to take place, salvaging the nation to some degree might yet be possible. If  not, then any other outcome could cost the nation dearly~ too dearly to contemplate. Where is his pledge, in the name of no other than Allah himself, to serve the will of the people?  

MB propounds pounding women
For the time-being, with Morsy's defiant stance to remain in power,

Christians forming protective circle
around Muslims noon prayers
anyone considering the way forward to be through attack would be guided by folly for they would be fighting people armed to the hilt, thugs incensed by aberrations of religious thought, employed for as little as a can of beans or its likes, to do the bidding of brainwashed dictations.

 No, the only possible way forward at present would be to continue in peaceful protest~ 
a resistance laying pressure upon the ruling party and making them accountable for all that can or does go wrong until resulting favourably in new elections. We may have only just got rid of a president only to be seen to wish get rid of another ~ but that is no more than the people's right. There may be more of the same  until a climate conducive to reform of the nation's original as well as evolving ethos presents itself, the revolution cannot be over but must run its course.'

Fragmented snippets of the interview here are only very loosely translated and lack considerably in carrying through the finer points of the detailed analogies touched upon, some of the most enlightened kinds I have come across so far.  
Belal Fadl says it as it is, free of bias or ungrounded opinion, his views are not only solidly but tangibly backed up. He explains how sadly misled the party in power has become and points out performance deficiencies as well as evident transgressions. It is relevant to note that Belal Fadl would formerly have been among the first to defend rights when persecution of MB members was rife. He emphasises that even were their present ideologies to hold water, they would still be in direct contradiction with the principles of Islam they supposedly represent and that even if they believed it to be the only way forward they would nevertheless have to back down with the onset of becoming indubitably instrumental in the spilling of blood of peaceful protesters and of their very own followers. 
With some hopefulness I can but await a transcript of the interview in English or a subtitled version of the video if or whenever one becomes available. Sharing here only a smidgen, with readers who stumble across this blog, is sadly all I find possible to do in such intensely acute, direly critical times. 
Perhaps underlying the general confusion we can only put our faith into our creed whatever our religion may be embracing true Islam that always shines through ~in the bigger picture,  free of exploitation and coercion,  proving itself over and over again to be a faith to aspire to rather than shun.

May the next few days bring along peace and may the consciences of all be fully present while we find ourselves in the process of quite possibly shaping if not sealing a country's fate.
Egypt in pictures: Michael Petrou: 


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