From a personal perspective - What is going on in Egypt?
There are two questions that came into anyone's mind when he/she talks with Egyptians. They are: What is the situation now in Egypt and are you Pro-Morsi or Anti-Morsi?
There is a fact that Morsi became the president. Millions voted for him not for his plan or program but because they had no other option to choose. The other candidate was considered as one of Moubarak's men before the revolution.
Also there is a fact that Muslims Brotherhood declared that they would not support a candidate for the presidency but then they supported 2 candidates (One Primary and One Backup). And Morsi was the Backup.
Morsi came and showed that he is the president for just MB supporters, not all Egyptians as he took some decisions with which millions of Egyptians disagreed. As a result, the Egyptians were divided into two sides: Pro and Anti-Morsi.
The situation was the same for the whole year until the "Rebel" movement was founded and asked the Egyptians to sign petitions to make Morsi leave. And on June 30, millions of Egyptians went to streets asking Morsi to leave. Then the Ministry of Defense declared that they tried to facilitate the discussions between all the parties to find a solution but they failed. So they gave them 48 hours to fix this or the army should take an action.
Within 48 hours, Morsi declared on TV that he refuses to leave, since he is the elected president. Although he declared before the elections that he would leave his place if he found that Egyptians fight. But a lot of Egyptians went to streets asking him to leave but he didn't agree and insisted to stay. This video shows the situation on June 30:
Then the army responded to the majority of Egyptians and brought down Morsi and those decisions weren’t accepted by pro-Morsi group who were staying at Rabaa Square supporting Morsi before June 30.
Pro-Morsi group stayed there for many days and sometimes they marched into many places and that led to many crashes between them and army, police or anti-Morsi group.
Many videos showed that some of the MB leaders said that they would fight against the army and the police; they asked people to join them. The Government announced that the people staying at Rabaa and Nahda Square (Another place in Giza) was affecting the national security and asked people to get back home. But nobody listened to them. On August 14, the army and police decided to scatter the demonstration.
I don't agree at all with that decision because the leaders knew that this action would lead to many crashes and many people would die from all sides (pro-Morsi, police, army, anti-Morsi). They are all Egyptians and many of the Egyptians disagreed about that decision.
Within 3 days, MB tried to attack many police stations and governmental buildings and they burned some of them. Also some of them appeared on videos holding weapons during the marches. So it was also a stupid reaction from the MB and at the same time there were many crashes in the north of Sinai where armed groups attacked the army and police using RPG and bombs.
For one month, the temporary president announced a curfew starting from 7 p.m. till 6 a.m., and now it became from midnight till 6 a.m.
These days, there are some blowing bombs in some places. One of them was against the Ministry of Police but it failed. Maybe these actions are not done by MB but it is related because there are some other armed groups in Egypt like (Qaada) and some other groups coming from Palestine who are doing these actions because they are supporting MB.
Also one of the stupid actions done by the police and the army was that they took many of MB members and supporters to the jail due to some explosions.
What I learned from all of this was not to believe any party about anything unless I see a video about it. The media also was divided as pro-Morsi and anti-Morsi. So there is no media channel in between to show the full image and the truth.
In the end, it will take some time to overcome our problems and stop all the kinds of violence.
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