The innocence of children, one would think, would strangle an evil instinct within an adult to pysically harm a child. One would be incorrect in assuming so. Today, all over Egyptian media and social networks, a horrific 1 year old video made the rounds of a man, with a criminal record, abusing multiple children proving that morality sleeps where corruption reigns in an antiquated Egyptian system of checks and balances.
But why should we be suprised? Human rights in Egypt have been a mirage for decades and so this video becomes but a natural extension of reality where a human life, and its accordant rights, are non exisestant. The fact that this man, now or a week from now, will lie in jail does not change the fact that the vulnerable in our society have muted voices. Cries for change in a society struggling to survive the daily travailles are barely emited. Defeat is not an option but a reality and the only way to begin to change it is with an internal revolution-political revolutions having failed us misreably.
So when you pray today, when you hug your child today, dont blame the criminal. Blame the decaying system that is deaf, dumb, and mute.