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Milad Hanna and Egyptian identity revisited

Reader comment on item: Should Egypt's Morsi Stay or Go?
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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Jul 3, 2013 at 10:34

NC wrote

Gamaa Islamiya who only recently renounced terrorism,

And you believe members of el-gami3a al-islamiyya? Are you that naive? They are liars and even the recent disaster where Morsi wanted to hire a man with links to el-gami3a to be the mayor or Luxor where members of el-gami3a killed tourists in the late 1990's at the Hatshapsut temple and that terrorist never distanced himself from this crminal organization and it was Egyptian activists that exposed this criminal and Morsi's response? He just cancelled the appointment but not a word of apology to the victims or their families

No wonder Egyptians regard Morsi as a fool

and they will go back to their ways.

Wrong. Does the leopard change its spots? The answer is no they are no more than despicable terrorists back then and now

Where will be those millions now on the streets when suicide bombings starts - back to their flats. ikhwans fall and possibly renewal of terrorism will finally destroy this great nation if taking the whole Islamist project down with it.

There is a wonderful saying in Egypt and it goes as follows: el-deen lel lah wa al-watan lel gamee3 you need to ask an Egyptian to explain it to you and indeed Egyptians even Sunni Muslims among them have never felt comfortable in supporting the Islamists because they fell that their identity as Egypians is far more complex than what Islamists tell them

Did you ever read Milad Hanna's very interesting book "The seven pillars of Egyptian identity" ?

http://www.amazon.com/seven-pillars-Egyptian-identity/dp/9770139971/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1372860134&sr=1-1

You need to read it and it really explains why most Egyptians even many Sunni Muslims find that el-ikhwan and their little sordid plans are very alien to them and to their identity as Egyptians

i wish I could find a better scenario but I can't.

I'm sure that the great Milad Hanna must be turning in his grave with a smile on his face

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