Skip to comments.Election Surge by Egypt's Old Guard Frustrates Revolutionary Youth
Posted on 05/21/2012 9:49:20 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
Egyptian youth are expected to turn out in high numbers for their country's first presidential election since the ouster of Hosni Mubarak. Many of the young activists who took part in last year's uprising say they feel they are not fully represented in the vote.
Egypt's revolution primarily was an uprising of the young -- a rejection of the old, stifling, decades-long government. So it is particularly galling to many activists that two of the front-runners in this week's presidential election -- Amr Moussa and Ahmed Shafik -- made their names as members of the old guard...
Mostafa Abdel Ragman Kajo is a writer and member of the opposition April 6 Youth Movement.
He says it would mean the death of the revolution. It's not fair, he argues, that thousands of youths spilled their blood for freedom, and then one who fought against them became president.
The other top choices in the race might seem equally problematic for activist voters. Both Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh and Mohamed Morsi are Islamists.
But for Ragman Kajo, that is a qualified step in the right direction.
The activist says he could accept an Islamist as president, but on the condition he respects social equity and most importantly, the enfranchisement of all...
But some youths are alienated by the entire field of candidates, saying there is not a single candidate who represents them. Accountant Mostafa Akl, who camped out on Tahrir during the uprising, expresses his frustration.
Akl believes the problem is that "the revolution took place without having one person at the head."
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Supporters of presidential candidate and former Arab League secretary general Amr Moussa hold posters during a campaign rally in El-Kalubia, May 16, 2012.
Akl believes the problem is that "the revolution took place without having one person at the head."The *real* problem is that there *was* no revolution -- merely rioters with nothing motivating them except the common desire to riot. This is typical of Islamic populations, which is why the ONLY revolution available is to first, kill all the mullahs, imams, and other clerics, and burn their carcasses on a pile of every last Koran and other faux-religious scrawl in the country.
More details are needed — such as, were ALL of these 12 Muzzies, or were some or most of them among the Christian VICTIMS of those Muzzie crimes?
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Egyptian liberals failed. They spent most of their time bashing the West and Israel, carrying the Islamists water for them instead of defending secular democracy.
It’ll be the military and Ex-NDP that save Egypt from becoming an Islamic Republic if it’s not too late.
Election Surge by Egypt's Old Guard Frustrates Revolutionary Youth
President O'Bozo is not gonna' like this!
April 6 Youth Movement was just that, youthful and naive.
Naive to believe barry/hussein was working for freedom when all the time he was fighting for the muslim caliphate and the muslim brotherhood.
We knew it, we said it over and over and now it begins to congeal in peoples` minds as the facts become self evident
Egyptian liberals, heh, yeah, they failed, all six of ‘em.
They were useful idiots — “sure, I’ll show up for the demonstration!” — not knowing who was inciting, er, organizating anything. One of the most outspoken secularists was told to leave the dias when his supposed allies — a gang of Islamofascist thugs, with their lead thug — were going to address the crowd. Islamic paramilitary arms caches are found stashed around the country (this has gone on for years) and there is, effectively, no rule of law at all. And that will worsen under Shariah Law, which isn’t law at all.