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Peaceful Change Under Threat in Egypt
Peaceful Change Under Threat in Egypt
Egyptians are protesting. The ruling regime has squashed their hopes for peaceful democratic change. What alternatives are there now? The Muslim Brotherhood is bound to its no-violence policy and continues to chant and rally and protest. But civilians are not bound to the MB’s no-violence policy and are showing their rage by setting fire to cars, tires and two polling stations.
Tuesday, November 30,2010 13:00
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 Egyptians are protesting. The ruling regime has squashed their hopes for peaceful democratic change. What alternatives are there now? The Muslim Brotherhood is bound to its no-violence policy and continues to chant and rally and protest. But civilians are not bound to the MB’s no-violence policy and are showing their rage by setting fire to cars, tires and two polling stations. Police are firing back with tear gas, bullets and batons. Riots are erupting throughout the country in the name of justice, freedom and democracy.

 
The country's most powerful opposition movement, the Muslim Brotherhood, acknowledges that its lawmakers may be all but completely swept out of parliament by what it and others called ‘rampant rigging’. How much pressure can an opposition group undergo without bending? The MB boldly declares its intention to continue unabated despite 1400 of its activists arrested in weeks leading up to the polls.
 
The Brotherhood has popular support and the power that goes with it and does not need to stoop to giving free handouts and paying people to vote in their favor. They are, however, relatively helpless in the face of widespread corruption; all they can do is chant, protest, rally, cry out, expose fraud and take people to court. The people are angry not just because their favourites lost but because they lost unjustly. Determined to be extremely restrained, the MB wants to show the world they are not thugs and will not resort to violence. If they chose otherwise any move toward force and retaliation could spark widespread violence which they want to avoid at all costs. Unfortunately, the US-backed regime does not share the same sentiments.
 
Being determined to adhere to non-violence and transparency in an atmosphere of brutality and corruption the MB hopes the world will see who is right and who is wrong; who is more fitting to lead a country and make the necessary reforms that have been made necessary because of the neglect of the ruling regime.
 
Sure that the country will see a new president in the next few years, but unsure who, as Mubarak insists on grooming his unpopular son for the role, the MB is aware that although it is losing parliamentary seats this time round, it is also gaining sympathy on the streets as people are all too aware that the elections were rigged. International human rights groups agree.
 
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