Egyptian Revolution Video Apr11

Egyptian Revolution Video...

Egyptian Revolution made by Jihad Elshamma A Short Video of the Egyptian revolution showing the people what happened. It also shows us how the youth of Egypt are helping out and how they too can hep

Viva La Revolution

This is the first episode in the MyHayah series. In this episode the host, Ibrahim EL Kazaz, speaks to two people who were a part of the Egyptian Revolution, Sherif Radwan and Karim Abdel Gawad, about their experiences in the revolution and about the first referundum that happened after the revolution. Podcast Powered By...

The Egyptian Revolution...

The Egyptian Revolution was undoubtedly inspired by its Tunisian counterpart, Mohammed Bouaziz’s self-immolation sparking a revolutionary spirit throughout the Arab world. When the calls to demonstration on January 25th were made on Facebook and Twitter, no one imagined that the turnout would be of the massive proportions that we all witnessed on television. I thought that, like any other demonstration, a couple of hundreds would show up, some will get beaten and/or arrested, and that will be the end of it. However, I was stunned by the images I saw on television, the thousands that showed up and the sheer anger that they expressed. It is certain that many events, not just the Tunisian revolution, which inspired the Egyptian revolution. The protests of Mahalla of 2008 that led to the birth of the 6 April Youth Movement; the cruel murder of Khalid Said, the Alexandrian young man who was beaten to death at the hands of the murderers of the Interior Ministry; the obscene state media response to the Khalid Said campaign that was launched on Facebook that aimed at slandering Said and his family were among the factors that added fuel to the fire. Finally, the ousting of Tunisia’s Ben Ali proved that nothing is impossible. The stupidity of the regime in dealing with the protests further aided the revolution, I believe. One of the most unintelligent moves was the decision to cut off the Internet and mobile phone network, which left people nothing else to do but to hit the streets. Although we witnessed in horror as the police forces responded with extreme brutality, running over protesters, using tear gas bombs excessively in a manner that left many blind and even hosing protesters while praying, the most horrifying scene was that of...

The Possibilities Are Incredible!...

Today is the first day of our lives. “The revolution doesn’t end with the fall of the dictator”, Mohammed Hussein Haykal, the famous Egyptian politician, said. It’s true. Mubarak’s step down is just the first step of the real revolution yet to come. The revolution of the mind and soul. Today is the perfect time for development and great change. We’re all done with the singing and the dancing, the celebration is over now. Now is the time for real work. For days and days, millions in Tahrir Square wanted real change, but are we really up to it? Are we willing to change ourselves for Egypt? This question will probably be met by thousands and thousands of ‘yes!’ and ‘of course!’ But it’s not words that will change our country. We may be talking about it every day but we must really feel it and start acting to bring about that change we dream of.   I believe that the start of that change depends mostly on the youth. They are the future, if they don’t take the right steps to change themselves and prepare for the coming future, our dream Egypt won’t come true. Therefore, we, all the young people, must feel the will to change ourselves, our behavior, and our ideologies to set ourselves on the right path of the future. One big building block of that change is education. I still can’t feel that we really value learning and school as we should. We still can’t feel that every morning when we wake up to go to school and learn, we are working for our Egypt. To understand how important education is, think about it this way. Those who have been leading Egypt for the past thirty years mistreated our...

Will Egypt Be A New Turkey?...

Some people think that the best way for Egypt to go forward it to follow the Turkish ideal, which would mean turning into a secular state for a while. Many people are afraid of the thought of having a secular country, and rightly so. Our culture is a religious one, becoming a secular country would be giving up part of our identity as Egyptians, its like telling one of the Egyptian farmers to give his land away for nothing, he cant because he’s part of the land. Then in what sense do people mean that Egypt will be a temporary Turkey? In my view the people mean it in an economic rather than a political way, they mean that we will the follow the Turkish economic ideal, meaning that we will heavily rely on agriculture, auto manufacturing, transportation, textiles and ship building. These are all great things to work in, but why not go in the direction of microchips, web design, computer manufacturing and developing technology? Why not follow Germany or Japan? It is because you cannot start a 200-meter race with 100-meter head start, you can go faster, but you cannot start closer, Germany and Japan reached their current state through hard work. We will have a head start, but not 100 meters; we have the head start because the youth want to change, because they want to raise the country. They say the future is in our hands, and that’s perfectly true and correct, we decide our future, and we create our destiny, we destined ourselves to be great the moment we kicked out the tyrant. We can do what we deem correct, and we can be the world super power, all we need is will power. As an anonymous person said...