Egypt Freedom Update
Pharaoh vs. Moses in the Land of Egypt
Egypt is no ordinary place. It is the land where tyranny runs deep and Pharaohs claim to be God.
And yet, paradoxically, Egypt also is the place from where the clarion cry of freedom rang out when Moses (May God Bless Him!) demanded from Pharaoh: Let My People Go!
Or, as the Qur’an put it: Arsil ma’iya banee Israa-eel.
After thousands of years, that same timeless drama of Right vs. Wrong is being played out again. And this time, it is between a modern-day Moses in the person of Ikhwan’s candidate for President, Dr. Muhammad Morsi, and the forces of tyranny and corruption embodied in the Military regime of Mubarak and others.
Should Morsi Win?
Yes, absolutely, by all objective and impartial indications a Morsi win in Egyptian presidential elections should be a foregone conclusion. And here is at least partly why.
- The Ikhwan in Egypt ran a superlative campaign. In the last 30 days, they organized close to a 1000 rallies. They mobilized support from all conceivable quarters, including traditional rivals and skeptics and popular sports personalities.
- The Ikhwan’s ground game of personally contacting voters turned a highly effective new page every day. And, in a powerful innovation of Election Campaign Strategy, they organized Human Chains between cities, some stretching hundreds of miles.
- In another Election Campaign innovation, they even pressed into service Election Robots to greet voters on the streets and give out flyers.
- Some of the religious voices of honor and integrity spoke out against vote-buying and election fraud clearly calling these things Haram and a sin and forbidden by God.
Some More Reasons Why Morsi Should Win
- Some honorable and respected religious leaders have proclaimed that casting an honest vote in the present elections is a sacred religious and national duty incumbent on all male and female adults.
- Dr. Morsi, the Ikhwan candidate, is by far one of the most qualified, capable and honorable individuals who might have ever run for any office in any place on earth.
- The Ikhwan are the largest and most organized, disciplined and motivated organization of any kind in all of Egypt.
- In general, the people of Egypt know and trust the Ikhwan through their social and charitable work over the past several decades.
These are all some reasons why Morsi should win and do so decisively in the first round, without having to face a run-off.
Over and above all this, the Ikhwan would say God is on their side. And of course if God is on their side, then who could possibly defeat their man?
Could Morsi Lose?
And yet, in spite of all this, could Dr. Morsi lose?
The answer is yes. And here are some reasons why.
There simply are too many things working against an Ikhwan win – against Dr. Morsi winning – in the presidential elections in Egypt.
- Some of the most powerful governments on earth do not wish Morsi to win. And they are busily working to make sure he does not.
- Some of the most ruthless, capable and experienced intelligence agencies in the world are working to bring about a Morsi defeat.
- Some of the deepest and largest coffers of money – some of the most bottomless of them being Muslim and none other – are being emptied in the efforts to defeat Morsi.
- Some of the most mercenary of media and propaganda hacks and flacks are working overtime to spread all kinds of lies and fabrications that will help to confuse voters, demoralize Morsi supporters and defeat Morsi.
- The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) in Egypt is doing everything in its power to delay a return to civilian rule.
- Some of the most influential of so-called Muslim “religious” leaders are spreading all kinds of red herrings and confusing messages about who the Egyptian people should or should not vote for and what the right thing is for them to do.
History of Stealing Elections
- A land that has been in the grip of a most brutal anti-people and anti-democratic military rule for decades is not about to be let go by its domestic and foreign owners and masters.
- Remnants of the previous corrupt regime who spent their lives committing massive election frauds and stealing elections, and who are still deeply entrenched throughout the Egyptian system and institutions, are not likely to loosen their grip on power and let go easily.
- The present SCAF-appointed Egyptian government, headed by a former Mubarak Prime Minister, that is supervising the elections, is like the proverbial fox guarding the henhouse, which stacks the cards against a Morsi win.
- The so-called Supreme Council of Presidential Elections that is managing and supervising the elections operates without needed transparency and is answerable to no one but itself – and SCAF.
- A Morsi win in Egyptian presidential elections can change things in the so-called Middle East in ways that simply may not be to the liking of some of the most powerful political, economic, military and religious players in the world.
These are all some reasons why tables may be turned on Morsi come Election Day and a victory may be stolen from him. It has happened before, and it may happen again.
Preparing the Ground
There is all kind of writing on the wall. And it portends ill for Egyptian elections and Egyptian People. And, of course, it portends ill for our sad, benighted world.
It would seem that the ground is being systematically prepared by the mercenary media network around the world by publicizing fudged and fraudulent Opinion Polls that repeatedly show General Shafiq, the former Mubarak Prime Minister, or Amr Musa, the former Mubarak-regime Foreign Minister, in the lead, and Morsi trailing far behind, which is clearly contrary to all indications on the ground in Egypt.
And this after the Great Egyptian People gave the Ikhwan a whopping 50 percent majority in the recent elections for both houses of Egyptian Parliament.