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 ....
' ... life and death carry on as they always have ~ and always will, only the dreamer is gone ~ behind the flow of imagination, beyond any effort to be still
dancing in the ebb and flow of attention, more present than the breath, I find the origins of my illusions, only the dreamer is gone ~ the dream never ends '
GIFTS WITH NO GIVER - a love affair with truth ~ Poems by Nirmala
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.