I woke up to find an Egypt unable to spell the word Justice. Minutes ago Sanaa, the sister of Alaa and Mona deeply respected democracy and rights activists, was jailed for 3 years. She, and 22 others, were put behind bars for 3 years, for a reason as simple as believing in the hope of a revolution the Egyptian state wishes, with all its might, to crush.
It is not a wise thing to write with anger as your soulmate- today is the exception. Those 23 young souls were corageous enough to stand up and speak when Egypt’s voices had grown silent. They shouted against a brutal Protest law that seeks to permenantly destroy Jan 25. Sisi and his cohorts hold guns in their left holster and a politicized judiciary aimed at democracy in their right. It is this Machiavellian approach which will doom this politically naive regime sooner than later. You may seek to crush voices of justice now, it may appear that success your ally but injustice only builds opposition with anger coursing through its veins. On a daily level the Sisi regime builds the ranks of opposition with the very iron fist it pummels with. Tools of control used: judiciary, police, State security, army are what will cause an eventual loss of the very control that governement seeks.
Sanaa will, indeed, sleep in jail tonight but with each injustice the current regime puts another nail its coffin of injustice. Egypt’s president correctly said, when speaking of terrorism yesterday, Egypt is in an ‘existential fight’. That fight,in fact, is an ‘existential fight’ against state terrorism.
Angry but not broken.
Furious but with no surrender.
Fight we shall.