Alaa al Hadidi, the prime minister’s spokesman, said he views the grassroots movement as a sign of growth. “I am happy because before, nobody spoke, nobody cared, nobody was interested. Now everybody feels that they own the country and have a stake.”
good luck and safe tidings ... above all ... safe tidings and safe blessings ....
"What right has a man to say he has a soul if he does not feel it, or that there is a God if he does not see Him? If there is a God we must see Him, if there is a soul we must perceive it; otherwise it is better not to believe. It is better to be an outspoken atheist than a hypocrite."~ Swami Vivekananda
I apologize for 'nacroposting', but I have just received now a petition form of Tamord/Rebel, which is a grassroots movement aiming for the withdrawal of confidence from Mursi and forcing early presidential elections. Rebel started about a month ago, and so far they have gathered several million signatures. Many of those who signed volunteer to copy the form at their expense and distribute it among their family, friends & co-workers. Some of them were shot at, others were beaten up by MB, yet the movement continues to gather momentum
In the context of this thread, and in reference to comments made about Egypt having a different set of values or view of democracy and civil rights, I want to draw attention to the reasons given for the no confidence vote: "life in dignity, freedom, social justice and national independence". These are not demands for a religious state, or for a stricter application of Sharia, or for segregation of Muslims and Christians. As long as there are millions who strive for civil rights and social justice, there is still hope for Egypt, for both Muslims & Copts, despite the MB and their backers.