Eight million Egyptians, having suffered the darkness of 30 years long emergency and untold repression, have risen in revolt against the dictatorial regime of Hosni Mubarak. Egypt’s is a painful story of undemocratic, anti-people, anti-Islam and tyrannical yoke of Nasser, Sadat and Mubarak under whose burden its people have been suffering for the last half a century.
Nasser was the first modern day Firaun who ruled with an iron fist and did away with the Islamic injunction of Shoora or rule by consent. He was followed by equally ruthless Sadat, who had to be removed with a bullet. The present occupant Mubarak is nearing his end and by all indications appears to be on the way out.
The most important factor for this revolt is the Islamic urge of Muslims of Egypt to shape their lives in the light of Islam in an atmosphere of freedom.
After 1954 Ikhwanul Muslimoon became the first victim of repression when at one stage 20,000 of its cadres, including 700 women, were thrown behind bars and its prominent leaders, including judges and Islamic scholars like Abdul Qadir Awdah and Syed Qutb were sent to gallows by military courts after sham trials, under concocted and unsubstantiated false charges, for uncommitted crimes. The western champions of human rights were looking the other way when these atrocities were being perpetrated on the best minds and souls of Egypt.
In spite of mounting deaths, people in Cairo (population 180 million) and all other major cities, are defying curfew and facing bullets to put an end, once for all, to the continuing tyranny which has sapped the energies of the largest and the most intelligent Arab nation.
Ranks of protesters are swelling by joining of professionals and even judges and military men who are frustrated by the political structure.
The false claim of United States of being a supporter of democracy is exposed by the fact that it has all along supported Mubarak regime by giving it an annual aid of $2 billion to be its ally in suppressing people and supporting Israeli regime. Egyptians have risen as a single man with all opposition parties uniting for a final assault on the undemocratic and un-Islamic dispensation with slogans of no one except Allah has the right to rule.
The revolt of valiant millions in Egypt is expected to pave the way for ushering in Democracy and Islam in the entire Middle-East.