“It is clear as hell, what happened is simply a military coup”, one of my friends exclaimed, while we were discussing the situation in Egypt after 30 June. I acknowledge that many in the West today hold the same conception regarding the recent situation in Egypt: as a military coup against the democratically elected president Morsi , and they are wondering why many in Egypt don’t see it the same way.
To answer this question, first I have to illustrate the whole picture of the past year briefly; since the elected president grasped authority in June 2012. Mohammed Morsi, as known to many, is the Muslim brotherhood candidate, and during his presidential poll he promised many things:
– To be a democratic president to all Egyptians.
– To be a tolerant president towards oppositions.
– He swore to respect the constitution and law in front of the Supreme court.
What happen, very soon afterwards, proved that all mentioned above were just empty promises .
Democracy was sound only for his Muslim brotherhood fellows, who where elevated and hired in all sort of prompted positions in the government .Respecting or regarding the constitution Morsi stamped on the highest law of the country on November 2012 by the dictatorial constitution declaration . I don’t need to mention the economic decline of the country because its more than conspicuous, regarding tolerance Morsi ‘ speeches to the public where full of offensive and sectarian language .In a nutshell Morsi was an elected president, but he also was a dictator even worse than Mubarak .
Since January 2013 many Egyptians felt that they can’t take it any longer, some would even ask military officers – whom they know or are their own relatives – frankly : why don’t the army overthrow this Morsi ? I heard more than once in my own humble acquaintance circles, and the answer goes something like this :” if you will go for it we will support, and protect you”. This statement aptly summarizes what has happened recently in Egypt, for by the end of April this same year the Tamurd youth movement lunched it’s a creative idea off convincing as many people as they can to sign papers which shows that they refuse the role of the Muslim brotherhood president Morsi, challenging his legitimacy, they claim to gather more than 20.millions signed papers from all over Egypt
Whether this record is precise or not, I will not argue , I doubt it myself , nevertheless it shows the intense anger, and unrest among a wide range of Egyptians .
On 30th June, millions really rallied against the rule of this fairly dictator not only in Tahrir square, but in many others squares and in majors cities other than Cairo, I went to Tahrir square before SCAF took the side of majority and what was significant about the scene there was that many ordinary families were there chanting against Muslim brotherhood and Morsi by their own, without a leader or any sort of political parties work of gathering or organizing .
They were the people; ordinary Egyptians, the civil society , the army generals supported this civil movement on July 3rd by ousting the disastrous dictator Mohamed Morsi who was the worse ruler in Egypt’s modern history since as far as 1882
I am not a SCAF fan as you may think, I don’t support a military rule, Mubarak was one of them , never the less, this case can’t simply be a military coup it is a civil revolution supported or rather completed by a needed military action ; the military shot the last bullet, that’s how things are done in Egypt so far .
Finally as for Christian I don’t have to say that almost all of us thought of the last year of the Muslim brotherhood rule as a nightmare. I personally saw it as a sort of temptation, and I thank God He passed us through with minimum losses so far, although I cannot deny that Christian will surly continue to suffer the avenging assaults of the Islamists in the coming days, and this is due to the certain fact that we are easier targets than army barracks, police stations , … etc.
Still you want to call it a military coup my friend ,well I won’t argue any more but remember even if it’s a coup, millions of Egyptian people longed for it to happen , and they sincerely perceived it as an urgent reformations to their country ‘s democratic development.