Evacuate Tahrir Square… and go to work!


The story of Tahrir Square and the January 25 Revolution that changed our political system is now part of our contemporary history. However, the identity of Tahrir square has changed now that the revolutionaries have been replaced by street vendors and criminals who have neither respect, nor dignity, nor hygiene. The square has been transformed into a truly ugly place.

Nevertheless, instead of crying over spilled milk, I would ask President Morsy to consider a practical alternative. Why not transform the square into an historic memorial ground with a statue of the famous Egyptian revolutionary “Ahmed Orabi” in the middle?  The state could build a museum there to display historic photographs of all our great revolutions.

Now, the revolution we really need is a revolution against the endless sit-ins in Tahrir Square. At this point, protestors are trying to force the authorities to respond immediately to their demands regardless of what is feasible.

I beg President Morsy to direct an urgent national appeal to evacuate Tahrir square and encourage the protestors along with all Egyptians to attend to their sacred duty of working for the welfare and prosperity of our country.

In the Qur’an God says:

And say: “Work (righteousness): Soon will Allah observe your work, and His Messenger, and the Believers: Soon will ye be brought back to the knower of what is hidden and what is open: then will He show you the truth of all that ye did.” 

Qur’an 9:195 (Yusuf Ali translation)

translated from Al-Akhbar

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