February 11, 2011
Quick Thoughts on the Liberation of Egypt
Egypt is joyous, jubilant and determined. For the first time in Egypt's 7,000 year history, Egyptians feel free.
The January 25th Revolution is truly remarkable, as it has been relentlessly peaceful and civil. In fact, most of the acts of sabotage and arson were orchestrated by the regime itself to intimidate the population, and give the impression that freedom equals chaos. Egyptians, however, remained steadfast in their peaceful protests, and did not even try to storm government buildings.
I cannot emphasize enough how pro-democracy this revolution is. People's demand for freedom has been loud, clear and consistent. It was not Islamist, anti-American, anti-Semitic, etc. It was all about democracy and freedom.
Why are you still reading this? Tune into Al Jazeera and celebrate with us.