Monday, March 17, 2008


I wanted to sum up everything in my mind about Egypt! So here it is, sorry its very long, but i actually tried summarize it as much as i could! I go into talking about being Secular and its benefits for Egypt, i talk about Religious extremists in Egypt, i talk about Palestine, Israel, Arabs, and the Egyptian goverment! There is a very strong secular movement these days in Egypt, and hopefully in the near future a REAL secular Political party, Enjoy!

Hello everyone, I’d like to introduce myself, I’m Tarek, I’m Egyptian, born and raised in Egypt! I’m a Muslim, (The reason I’m talking about my religion is because of all the attacks and accusations extremists will post about this blog) so anyways I’m a Muslim who performs his duties such as praying, fasting and so on, I’m also a Muslim who follows True Islam, True Islam which says we have to respect and treat people of the book, which are Jews and Christians with respect, Enough about Religion now, Enough because religion is in ones heart and his deeds and a relationship between You and God!

I want to define what a Secular Egyptian is to ME! Let me make this clear, Being secular does not mean you disrespect God or you don’t believe in Religion or the message of God, Being secular does not mean you’re despise Religion and anything that is connected with it, being secular simply means you understand that religion is between you and God and that as long as the government and your countries politics don’t offend God and your religion then there is no reason to involve religion in politics!! Being a Secular means I respect all Egyptians, I believe in the way Egypt has always been a country where all Egyptians are equal regardless of religion or anything, being a secular simply means I want peace and economic stability and people to live happily. I believe in education, in the arts, in expanding the mind, in having hope, in contributing to your society and the welfare of your country.

Of course the first thing that comes to some peoples mind when I say secular is Mustafa kemal Ataturk! Please understand Mustafa kemals ideology is called KEMALIZM, its secular yes but it is based on HIS OWN philosophy, not on mine, not on yours, but on his own. I myself think Mustafa kemal did many great things for turkey, THERE ARE OFCOURSE SOME THINGS I DO NOT AGREE WITH, HE WAS A BIT EXTREME and WAS TOO SCARED OF HIS OWN RELIGION, i understand THIS! that is why i'm SECULAR and NOT that this is out of the way..back to Kemal, he raised turkey from the Ashes, at the time the so called khalifa was nothing but a king, the khalifite was altered many hundreds of years before that, Khalifas were nothing but kings and sultans, they don’t compare to our early Islamic khalifas , the kholafa2 el rashidin, so don’t tell me he is the one who UN-GLUED the Muslim world! But again remember Kemalism is different than Secularism!

Now back to EGYPT! Egypt’s real revolution was the 1919 revolution, led by Saad Zaghloul, a very secular man, a secular man who was a graduate of Al Azhar university, which means this man knew more about Islam than many people did or do!! This man WAS EGYPTIAN, he didn’t care what anyone’s religion was, as long as they were Egyptians who cared for Egypt! The strongest part of this revolution was the unity of Egyptian Muslims and Copts and some Egyptian Jews as well, The motto of saad zaghloul was Religion for God and the Homeland for all",
75% of Egyptians are good people who don’t care about each others religion and keep their religious views between them and God, but I want to talk about the other 25% ,

We have groups like the Muslim brotherhood who are as far as I’m concerned Radical extremist Muslims, they have a hidden Salafi Wahabi agenda for Egypt, (they do try to say they are not wahabi salafis but if you want some proof of some of their hidden agenda just look at my blog!! )they are racist and want to implement their own strict view of Islam on all Egyptians, they have literally brain washed the minds of our young people, The problem is the government has failed the population and has ignored the poor people of Egypt, so now those people are engulfing themselves in religion, but not Islam as we know it and have known it in Egypt, they are engulfing themselves in a wahabi salafi imported form of Islam that was very very rare in Egypt before!

We are starting to see some hostility between some Muslims and Christians in Egypt, were starting to see people who are full of hate and racism and crazy views!! Even though these incidents are isolated and rare it is a shame to hear of a Coptic church getting burned by some fanatical Wahabis, or a Coptic nun getting stabbed, this is NOT EGYPT! Those wahabi salafis are illogical small minded people, they go as far as saying Music is bad, they act as if a woman has to be covered from head to toe, as if men are dogs who are only driven by sex and women are a piece of meat, so they should cover themselves, maybe put themselves in a box with a snorkel to breathe

For example until the late 1980s and mid 1990’s the veil was very rare to see in Egypt, now a days even young girls are becoming veiled, I myself don’t think the veil is a necessity in Islam and I don’t think the veil defines a Muslim woman, you cant tell me that an Egyptian Muslim woman who prays and performs her Muslim duties and treats people well and dresses modestly is not a good Muslim in the eyes of God because she is not veiled, yes I believe the veil is preferred in Islam but I don’t’ think it’s a fard (and if it was, then why are there so many different views from different sheikhs and imams about it) but anyways my problem is not with the veil, my problem is with the Nikab aka Burka..this is an Arab Bedouin black sheet that is definitely not part of Islam, that now we are seeing muslim women wearing, this is something you would NEVER SEE IN EGYPT BEFORE, the women who wear this thing, look like ghosts who are not in touch with life or society, they don’t participate in society , they literally Isolate themselves from everything, I know for a fact this is NOT ISLAM, this is the crazy distorted wahabi form of Islam.

I think the Nikab should be outlawed,, you might say its freedom of expression, but freedom of expression stops once it starts to become dangerous Anyone can wear the nikab, maybe that person wearing next to you is really a man, a killer, a rapist a terrorist who is trying to hid himself, you never know, so this Nikab should be outlawed, and not only that, this nikab effects the younger generation of Egyptian girls as well, if they grow up seeing it then they will also end up wearing and isolating themselves from society, and sooner or later we will have no participation of women in society! So this is my answer to your FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION theory!

This wahabi salafi form of Islam which is the muslim brotherhoods agenda is the biggest threat we have in Egypt, I as an Egyptian feel very uncomfortable around those people. They are violent and would bear arms against Muslims and Christians alike if they were not so closely watched by the government! They want (by the way Egyptians call Egypt MASR, It is also the Arabic word for EGYPT) They want Masr to be an Islamic republic, maybe the Islamic republic of Masrakistan, who knows what they would like to call it!

The wahabi salafi Egyptians main focus is not even Egypt, all they do is talk about how bad Israel and the USA are, They want to blame anything and everything on the USA and Israel, as if Egypt and Egyptians are free of all faults and its only Israel and USA who hurt us, I’ve heard crazy things from those people, I’m waiting to hear next that Israelis are the ones who come to Egypt at night and throw garbage in the streets and make Egypt dirty and its really not Egyptians who do this, and that the USA sells Cancer to the Egyptian government so they could give it to the Egyptian people.

Pretty much now a days if you want to be popular in Egypt just go on TV and say DOWN WITH ISRAEL, DOWN WITH USA and that’s it, they love you! If you go into one of those simple minded peoples houses, steal their money and kill their family we ba3deen tideelo 3la afa, but before you leave you say “HEY I FIGHT AGAINST ISRAEL, they will give you a hug and a kiss” They literally love and adore anyone who simply stands against Israel or USA regardless of what that persons agenda is or how much they may harm them or the world! Its so stupid and shows how illogical and simple minded some Egyptians have become, they don’t put EGYPT first and have no intention of putting Egypt first, I think they care more about what the USA and ISRAEL do than they care about the problems Egypt is having.

This wahabi salafi way is really spreading, you turn on the TV and see a sheikh he will be talking about HELLFIRE and everything that is Haram! Go to a some mosques and you will leave sweating from how much the sheikh talked about hellfire, and how bad Israel and the USA are, and all the negative things you can think about, they get people so angry, instead of talking about the true message of Islam, instead of talking about love and peace and education and expanding your mind, and helping the poor and going to paradise, they only want to talk about the ugly things and try to SCARE you, instead of trying to GUIDE you!

I remember being in a mosque one day in downtown Cairo last year and it was during the siege of the Red Mosque in Pakistan by radical muslims, the sheikh was talking politics as if he knew anything about politics, he was saying MAY GOD HELP OUR BROTHERS IN THE RED MOSQUE DEFEAT THE ENEMY…now lets see, who is the enemy?? The Pakistani army…which is ALL MUSLIMS! I was so disgusted, the sheikh was supporting the radicals in the mosque who were rebelling against the government and he was talking as if the people they were fighting for example were Israeli soldiers and not Pakistani muslim soldiers!

THIS is how illogical those people are!They never say a word about all the killing and torture Iraqi muslims are inflicting upon each other, they never talk about the Hamas and Fatah Palestinians killing each other, they never talk about the Suicide bombings in Pakistan or in Algeria which guess what…Muslims are committing against each other!! Its as if to those people with this simple mind, Muslim blood is only worth anything if a muslim is killed by an Israeli or an American, otherwise its worth nothing!! And how about the stupid sheikhs who said suicide bombing is ok? How is that ok, if in Islam killing yourself is 100% against our religion, and if our prophet SAWS said during war even you should not harm women, children, the elderly, people not bearing arms or EVEN A TREE!! Please tell me how those sheikhs then could allow this..

and by them agreeing with it what has it done, you know what its done, it’s the reason now Muslims in Iraq, Pakistan, Algeria, Afghanistan are getting blown up by other Muslims. It has become the norm!! Well the next time you watch the new and you see that 100 Muslims were killed in a suicide bombing thank the stupid sheikhs who say its ok!! Those sheikhs are committing a great sin AGAINST ISLAM and MUSLIMS, they even distorted the word SHAHID or MARTYR, now It seems anyone who goes and blows themselves up they consider him a martyr…what a shame!

What the hell are some sheikhs thinking? What do they know about politics or worldly affairs, they should stick to religion and that’s IT! The government really needs to regulate sheikhs and the speeches they give because they could really influence people and give them wrong information and cause many problems!
Those wahabi salafi muslims these days in Egypt will take any fatwa from any sheikh and believe in it automatically, if the sheikh says blowing yourself up is good, they believe it, if a crazy mentally unstable sheikh tells them that if your wife breast feeds your friend then now your friend is considered your wife’s family member and he can see her uncovered they believe in it. How disgusting and filthy and dirty is this?? What have Arab Muslims done to Islam?? Thank God I know the true message of Islam because if I did not and I saw what those terrorist salafi wahabis are doing I would think Islam was some violent crazy religion (astaghfur Allah)

Muslims should be more offended by the actions of these wahabi salafis then they are about the prophets cartoons, Muslims should be more offended when they see a video of so called other muslims un mercifully beheading a human being as if he is an animal, these are the images that should offend Islam more than anything, The image of an Egyptian sheikh in Australia saying a woman is a piece of meat on national television, the image of Muslims in the UK or Denmark causing riots and not behaving themselves in the country that hosts them…The images of Muslims celebrating something so horrible like 9-11, of course bush and the USA’s government have done many horrible things, but what does a man in his office in a tower have to do with this, a man who has a family and young kids..the poor people in the planes., the image of some Suicide bomber in Palestine going and bombing an Israeli wedding..ALL INNOCENT PEOPLE, and how does something like this help the Palestinian cause???.

These are the things us Muslims should be upset about the most! But of course the illogical wahabi salaf way that we are seeing some Egyptians believing in these days cannot understand what I’m trying to say..they will probably say I’m a Zionist or a traitor or a KAFIR ..I’m none of these things, I’m a HUMAN BEING who does not believe in the violent and racist and death culture some of you want to believe in!

You can just look at Egypt in the old days, before the spread of this Muslim brotherhood Wahabi salafi ideology, before the spread of the nikab and the galabiya and the beards..even before the spread of the veil, People had something called MANNERS, no one bothered anyone, a woman could even wear whatever the hell she pleased and no one bothered her, now even the veiled girls are getting flirts from guys in the streets and being harassed by ill mannered guys, people did not throw garbage in the streets, divorce and pre marital sex were very please tell me when was Egypt better? Before the spread of this nonsense
wahabi crap or before??? And did this ideology actually help EGYPT become better morally and religiously…., obviously NOT!

Those wahabi Salafis including the muslim brotherhood would ruin our economy more than it is ruined, they would drive the peace process in Palestine into the ground, then eventually after they were in power for a bit we would see their even WORSE FAC, they would make all our women wear the black ghost ninja outfit, they would probably outlaw Music , dancing, banking, they would drive all Christians and moderate Muslims out of Egypt…maybe even they would blow up our pyramids and Pharonic statues by labeling them idols therefore against Islam!! They would be living their dream MASRAKISTAN! We have to understand how dangerous those people are, and how they have polluted the minds of our youth!! We must act and do something about this or it will be too late one day…one day soon!!!

Now I want to move onto the Palestinian issue…Do you know those Egyptian MB people support HAMAS, Hamas is a branch of the MB in Palestine, the same hamas that does not care about the people of Gaza, because if they really did care then why would they keep antagonizing the Israelis when they know the Israeli government is merciless and has no heart and will just come and destroy the entire area hamas is in including the innocent people! Pretty much those hamas TERRORISTS are just as responsible as the ISRAELI TERRORIST GOVERNMENT is for the people of gazas suffering. This is the same Hamas that kills other Palestinians of FATAH, they are simply murderers as far as I’m concerned.

In February of 2007 Hamas attacked and destroyed Egypt s borders, they hid behind their women and children because they knew our army would not shoot them, then they shot at our army and poured into Egypt as if they owned the place, (Don’t get me wrong, I sympathize with what the people of Gaza was going through at the time, they were blockaded by the Israelis, and had no food or medicine, or anything, But this does not mean they just waltz into our sovereign country and attack our troops, then it didn’t stop at that, some of them came into Egypt and cause chaos in the border town, they used fake dollars, they stole from us, they insulted Egypt’s citizens and threatened our troops! Please tell me what kind of EGYPTIAN would stand for this? How could you be an Egyptian and watch this happen and actually support those hamas people!

What happened to being Egyptian and caring about your country, if Hamas keeps shooting rockets at Israel when they know what Israel will come and do to their population what makes us think those hamas people wont come to Egypt, shoot rockets at Israel from Egypt and then Israel bombs Egypt claiming they are defending themselves then a WAR erupts and Egyptian blood is spilt for nothing!! This is exactly what the Palestinians did to Lebanon in the 70’s they RUINED IT, and started a horrible civil war there, then they went to Jordan and tried to do the same but King Hussein fought them and was able to kick them out of the country…we have enough problems in Egypt we don’t need this!! Why can’t some people think of this logically, does saying this mean I don’t care about the Palestinians or don’t want to see them get their independence, ofcourse not, saying this means I CARE ABOUT MY COUNTRY, and I PUT EGYPT FIRST!!

I would love to help the Palestinians, but not by supporting their murderous suicide missions where they only kill innocent Israelis and don’t achieve nothing for the Palestinian cause..the way I would want to help them would be by sending them food, by helping them negotiate peace, by helping their image in the media, by educating their children, by sending them medicine and helping them build hospitals..For the people who will call me a Zionist and blah blah blah for this, they are simply foolish, just because I say this doesn’t mean I agree with anything the Israeli government does , I do think the Israeli GOVERNMENT, and remember I’m saying ISRAELI government, I’m not saying all ISRAELI people or JEWS in general because there ISA DIFFERENCE, I’m sure there are many good Israeli people who also want to see Palestinians free and happy and simply want to live in peace, just like there are good Palestinians who feel the same way and want peace, peace achieved without violence on either side!!

But unfortunately you have the Israeli government and groups such as HAMAS who I really don’t’ think want peace!! The Israeli government keeps building settlements and degrading the Palestinians and treating them like animals, and murdering innocent people, please explain to me how they want peace, and on the other side we have Hamas who actually give the Israeli government the excuse to do the things they do and act as if they are simply defending themselves from the Palestinians in front of the world..Its almost as if groups like Hamas are actually assisting the Israeli government in carrying out their agenda! Both are murderers and both are not innocent and both have blood on their hands…and both are responsible for the suffering of the ordinary Palestinian people who simply want to LIVE!

Now let me talk about the ARABS,lets not forget what the Arabs and some Palestinians have done to Egypt, Those are the same people who celebrated when Sadat was assassinated, you know if this man was still alive the Palestinians would surely have an independent state by now, but no, Because he wanted to negotiate using Peace they labeled him a traitor, and the Islamic militants killed him..and they thought they could take Egypt over and make it some Islamic republic, the Islamic republic of MASRAKISTAN, lol, but of course this did not and will not happen in Egypt, because Egypt is secular by nature!

Why is it that many Egyptians now are forgetting our great history and are simply identifying themselves as Arabs? Identifying ourselves as Arabs means we refute all our Egyptian history, yes we speak a dialect of Arabic called EGYPTIAN and we have many Arabic customs but I must say WE ARE NOT ARABS, we are EGYPTIANS, why would we want to be ARABS I don’t understand, Egyptians that go and work in Arab countries are treated like garbage, and insulted and degraded, our minister went to Palestine in 2004 and what did they do to him, they threw shoes at him! This man was there to negotiate peace for them, but of course simply because he was protected by the Israelis they assume he is a traitor and insult him and by insulting him they insult ALL OF EGYPT! What about our Ambassador in Iraq who was slaughtered, now that is a MARTYR not the idiots who blow themselves up, This man was in Iraq promoting stability and they slaughter him, why did I not see a college demonstration against that?

I’m simply disgusted at the way the Arabs treat Egyptians and I’m more disgusted at the way some Egyptians will say , Arabs are our brothers, we must stand with them, as those same Arabs are spitting at us! I dare any of those Egyptians who hate the USA to go live in the USA for a year and to go live in Saudi Arabia or Kuwait for a year…and then compare, tell me where were you treated equally and nicely and where were you treated like garbage and as a second class citizen. In the USA an Egyptian will be treated like any other person but of course this is not the scenario in most Arab countries! Why do some Egyptians fail to understand this? We are EGYPTIANS we are not ARABS…If you really want to talk about our heritage then talk about the Copts, or even the Jews, not the Arabs! The Arabs back then were all worshipping idols, so I would rather say my great grand fathers were Christians or Jews who believed in Allah just like me and then they eventually converted to Islam! This is our true legacy, not the Arab legacy that Gamal Abd Elnasser imposed on us, and fooled us all with…and all the fake history books in our education systems that want to make us Hate the true founders of Modern Egypt (the Mohamed Ali Family) The beautiful cosmopolitan Egypt we all Wish we could have a taste of, The Egypt before the so called Revolution of “52” By the way that day should be called the BLACK DAY OF EGYPT not the revolution day!!

Back to the Arabs what about all the blood we spilt for the Palestinians then now SOME OF THEM not all.. throw shoes at us ! So spare me the Arabs are our Brothers and we are Arabs crap..because we are NOT, (not that there is anything wrong with Arabs) but we are simply not Arabs. We are EGYPTIANS, and we must learn to put Egypt first and stop blaming everything on Israel and USA and this and that and start taking responsibility and addressing our social problems. We must ALL be united as Egyptians not as a religious sect, Egypt has always been secular by nature,

Muslims and Christians have been living together in Egypt for years, even Jews were a major religion in Egypt until 1948, when all of a sudden the Egyptians shamelessly and stupidly started harassing them when Israel was founded…we owe a big apology to Egyptian Jews, Most of them did not agree with Zionism or with the founding of Israel but they were still jailed and forced to leave Egypt because of Nasser’s stupidity and propaganda..and now its even worst now I see some of the Egyptians who are uneducated in worldly affairs saying bad things about all Jews instead of understand that there is a difference between a Jew and a Zionist!

Let me now address the issue of the Egyptian Government. I do not understand what Mubarak is thinking, first of all how can he not have a Vice president, does he not understand the dangers of this? What if something happened to him tomorrow, by not having a vice president for a smooth transition of power this could create many many problem for Egypt. Its time for the current Egyptian government to understand that the people have lost all faith in them, the government did this to themselves, they have become very corrupt and chose to ignore their own low level government employees, and to ignore the poor people of Egypt! What they have done by ignoring the poor and basically losing the Egyptian citizens public support is they have created an environment where religious extremism can thrive and multiply…I’m afraid to say even our Army and police force who are supposed to protect us are so frustrated that some of them are growing virtual beards behind our backs…How long will this government deny that we have a huge religious extremist problem brewing in Egypt, they might not bear arms and they might not be terrorists but they are still very dangerous, the government has failed to address this issue and it is now almost too late! The government has even not addressed the population problem, why are there not campaigns to help educate people and teach them about birth control, there Is no reason an Egyptian poor family should have 10 kids running around when they can’t afford them and can’t feed them and are making them live in miserable conditions…This government if they really care about Egypt they must know that its time for them to step down, but not simply step down, they must actually help build another Egyptian political party, a SECULAR LIBERAL EGYPTIAN NATIONALIST PARTY, this is the only answer,

its over, the people have lost their faith in the current government, they do not believe anything this government says and they actually delve into this wahabi salafism because of their frustration, and others get into crime and others do drugs..and many of the good people leave the country and never come back!! the people have NO HOPE, so we must give them hope! And hope means CHANGE! The people must feel a big COMPLETE change to start having hope again, and that is why I’m saying the current government needs to step down as a whole but not until they actually help build a strong secular Egyptian party first…

sadly if we had democratic elections now, the Muslim brotherhood will win, so now there cannot be democracy in that sense. Ofcourse many will say I’m crazy and unfair for saying this, but it’s the logical and true answer, you cannot let the frustrated upset people choose, because they will not choose what is good for them, they will not choose a government based on logic, they will choose a government based on emotion, a false government, an extremist wahabi salafi government who is now disguising itself as the peaceful muslim brotherhood but in reality and to the person who has studied them and their ideology since their inception they are radicals who only want Egypt to be part of an Islamic state and are racists against Egyptian Christians and Jews ofcourse!

What we need is a Secular Liberal government that cares about the EGYPTIAN, the poor, the rich, the handicapped, the business man, the garbage man, the farmer, the villager, the government worker, the police force, the army conscript, a government that cares about EVERY SINGLE Egyptian, not based on his class or stature and certainly not based on his religion. Egypt can be one of the best countries in the world, we have many natural recourses, we have the Suez canal, we have the pyramids for Gods sake!! We should be a top player in the world by now! We must revive the Egyptian NATIONALIST, the love of the citizen for his country! This is why a SECULAR government and country is what we need, People can love their religion all they want, their religion is and will always be between them and God..but they must also love their Country and work to benefit their country and this is what secularism is based on! We are not Tribes or Muslim and Copts, we are EGYPTIANS!

Another major problem we have is “Brain Drain” this means people who are getting educated and are open minded and motivated are actually leaving the country and moving to other countries because they feel that Egypt has no opportunities for them, this is a catastrophe. A logical right government would do everything it can to motivate Egyptians like this and create opportunities for them to STAY IN EGYPT and benefit EGYPT, not go to some other country and benefit it! *Listen to Aida El Ayoubys song :Ala Baly and it will bring a tear to your eye if you feel as I feel!! You can listen here

I want to MAKE IT CLEAR, our Goverment is NOT AT FAULT ALONE, there are many good people in the Goverment but there are MANY MORE WHO ARE CORRUPT and we must also understand that many Egyptians don't want to work..this is the plague of a STUPID AND FREE EDUCATION SYSTEM where anyone GETS A DEGREE FOR FREE as long as they can stupid..FREE EDUCATION is one of the most defunct and stupidst things Egypt employs..a Lazy idiot who is good at studying but good at nothing else can become a college grad with a big degree..

Why should people in Egypt have to deal with apartment buildings falling on their heads because a government contractor chose to take a bribe and let a building pass inspection? But again how could you blame the government contractor if he is paid NOTHING for accepting a bribe, how could you expect a policeman to really enforce the law and not take bribes when you pay him NOTHING, how could you expect an army conscript to fight with his life for your country when you make him live in miserable conditions and give him no respect because he is not and officer and just a conscript, how could you Expect the Egyptian to Love Egypt if he feels Egypt does not love him back!! :(

Friday, March 14, 2008

Secularism is the ONLY answer

مصر طول عمرها علمانية و هتفضل علمانية غصبا عن عين الاخوان المجرمين واسيادهم الوهابيين البدو
لازم المصريين يفوقوا من الغيبوبة اللى عايشين فيها دى ويقولوا لا للدولة الدينية فى مصر