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Egypt's revolution has entered a new phase – the war of symbols. On the one hand, you have Egypt’s current custodian, General al-Sisi. His face has been painted on chocolate. If you don't go for sweets, there's a sandwich named after him – the Sisi mix. In fact, there’s an entire Tumbler site dedicated to spotting images of Sisi.
Now, on the other hand (literally), a hand has become the other side of the story. This four fingered salute is being considered the symbol of defiance against military rule. It’s a reference to the Rabaa Al-Adawiya mosque where Muslim Brotherhood supporters clashed recently with the army. Rabaa means “four”. Hence the symbol. And the message is spreading outside of Egypt. Turkey's Prime Minister Erdogan has done the four finger salute in support of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Behind these symbols lie the two great unresolved issues in Egypt today. Will General al-Sisi cede power to a democratically elected government eventually? And will the Muslim Brotherhood be allowed to participate if there are elections?
There are fundamental questions that need to be asked. Was the previous regime built to fail? This needs to be addressed before we all rush in towards a new one because certain pitfalls would be laid to ensure it also collapses even before it takes flight.
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They still claim that the police is killing them & bombing the tear gas at them, those are the previously called Muslim Brotherhood (the terrorist brotherhood), and they usually lie and twist the facts.
The truth is that the police was trying to help them get out of the mosque where they were protesting, the police didn't want to hurt anyone they only wanted them to give up the violence, stop destroying Egypt (their & our beloved country).
They are the ones who destroyed the churches, the mosques and the police stations.
The police and the Army officers are applying self-control to the extreme and following the law in a very respectful manner and we all appreciate that as faithful Egyptians.
Please don't trust Al-Jazeera network they are misleading the world spreading false news and fabricated pictures about the case in Egypt.
God bless our TROOPS .. God bless Egypt and the Egyptians....
Will the Muslim Brotherhood be allowed to participate if there are elections?
No, an Egyptian court on Monday issued an injunction dissolving the Muslim Brotherhood and confiscating its assets. This means the Brotherhood will be forced to go underground, like it had done before Mubarak's ouster in February 2011.
Brainwashing this is the correct word for an act of a writer describing the arny barbarian attack at a peaceful gathering : " Army clash with muslim brotherhood " just convey the fact to the people without twisting it please
A war of symbols is preferable to a war of violence. Perhaps there is still hope for Egypt. Either way though the crackdowns and the reprisals are way out of hand and are not beneficial to either side and are destructive to Egypt as a nation. Creative protest will benefit both sides more than any violence will and you might even solve some problems while you're at it.
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