August 24-25 Uprising against Muslim Brotherhood: Will this be the start Civil War?
Egyptian revolutionaries of the youth uprising of January 2011 who succeeded in ousting Hosni Mubarak are once again organizing through social media and traditional media outlets (where allowed) to protest against the Morsi presidency and the Muslim Brotherhood.
This time with the benefit of political leaders and a coalition of pro-democratic parties they plan peaceful protest rallies for Friday and Saturday (August 24th and 25th) throughout the country. The initiative is being led by Mohammed Abu Hamed, the secretary and founder of a party yet unlicensed called Egyptian Life (Hyat Al-Masreen). He is a former member of the Egyptian Parliament.
After more than a year and a half of living with degraded conditions and chaos under SCAF (Mubarak’s military) leadership actively scheming behind the scenes with the Muslim Brotherhood to wrest power, Egyptians now have even much more reason to distrust the new government headed by President Morsi. Just 50 days into the new presidency, President Morsi not only appears hopeless to deliver on any of his promises to improve the lives of Egyptians but is making matters worse.
Many of the poor in need of basic provisions, like jobs and food for their families, came out to the poles to vote for Morsi. Although he promised relief, Morsi instead is seen preoccupied with matters outside the country—reconnecting with leadership of the Muslim Brotherhood in Africa, meeting with the Saudi Arabian king, welcoming a visit from Gazan terrorist leader, Haneyah, receiving the Qatar Prince and accepting Mrs. Clinton’s congratulatory support from America. Soon he will travel to Tehran. All the while mountains of garbage reek in the streets and lawlessness prevails within a crippling infrastructure.
With shortages of gasoline, drinking water, and electricity rationing, the people are fed up. Mr. Morsi and the Freedom and Justice Party rose to power declaring to Egyptians that domestic issues were their first priority, but the people aren’t waiting any longer. Seeing Mr. Morsi clamp down on the press, the military, and the ordinary people in the street, it is foolish to waste time. Appalled at the rumor of Sharia tourism, the 13 million Egyptians who benefit from this industry, both Muslim and non-Muslim, are disgusted by talk of restrictions—such as, no alcohol, no bikinis, and separate beaches for men and women. (...)