When I would watch TV and see the faces of those who ruled Egypt for a year, I used to feel they were unrecognizable. Indeed they were Egyptian, but they changed where they believed they belong. They altered the order of their priorities to exclude us all and take the country as their own gain to achieve their own goals. They aimed to fulfill their own dreams where the entire country, with its history, turns into an Islamic state. This is why their facial features changed, or this is what I at least felt. And because I clearly saw this right away, I was possessed by this continuous feeling that I am alienated from them although I had friends from among them. These friends however had decided that their affiliation with the Brotherhood is more important than friendship.
This didn't end here. The Brotherhood launched a real influential attempt to carve out features of the Egyptian character. It began imposing a new reality with different features. I think this metaphor is the most expressive term of the feeling Egyptians have. It partially explains this huge number of Egyptians who decided to take to the streets to protect their features from distortion that the Brotherhood began but had no time to implement.
Patient yet impatient Egyptians
Was it a coup?
When I heard the national anthem inside the Supreme Constitutional Court as the interim president was sworn in, I regained an old feeling I thought I had lost.Abdel Latif el-Menawy