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What Egypt's Military Coup Means

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The overthrow of the first democratically elected President of Egypt, Mr. Mohamed Morsi in a planned military coup is an attack on democracy and constitution of the land. In other words, it can well be termed as a mockery of democracy. It is highly condemnable and truly shocking but in no way quite unexpected, keeping in view the turbulent state of affairs in this large Arab-African country.

This disquieting development in Egypt is not unexpected also because the palpable jiggery-pokery going on during the last one year between the remnants of Mubarak regime and the USA and Israel. One infamous development not so widely reported is the secret meeting between former Foreign Minister and then Presidential aspirant of Egypt Amr Mousa and former Foreign Minister of Israel Tzipi Livni sometimes in November last. We have editorially recorded that Livni made “a direct request to Mousa to create instability in the internal affairs of Egypt” in view of the general elections in Israel. This conspiracy would not have come to light had the London-based TV channel Al-Hiwar not broadcast it. And one can guess this selling of national interests does not go in vain for the lovers of this temporal world.

Besides, after the 3 July military coup some articles right from the horse’s mouth have come to suggest the US role in effecting this coup. In an article in the New York Times (7 July) David D. Kirkpatrick and Mayy El Sheikh write that an “emissary of Washington” who happens to be a foreign minister in an Arab country called President Morsi to accept an offer of cabinet reshuffle of their choice but the true-to-the-salt President did not budge from his standpoint. He preferred kissing the trials and tribulations the rejection of that offer had promised to bowing to his-master’s-voice. This is because Morsi believes his master is only one who is the master of honour and dignity as well and who gives honour to whom he wills.

This military coup reminds us of the strangulation of democracy in Algeria in 1992 when Islamic Salvation Front (FIS) was stalled from coming to power in the very second run-off of the election. These two events along with regular demonization of Hamas-led government of Palestine confirms the west’s allergy to Islam, which is the final code of life whereby we can run all our affairs – social, economic and political in a very successful manner. All other isms, especially communism and capitalism, have failed rather miserably to solve the problems of suffering humanity. This is high time the world gave a chance to Islam and lived in peace and prosperity both here and the hereafter.



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