Did you want to rule Egyptians or kill them?

The Brotherhood wants the Egyptian people to awake to mornings full of blood, murder and violence.

Abdel Latif el-Menawy

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It seems we must get used to the nature of a different life that the Muslim Brotherhood and those affiliated with it have decided to impose on us. As I've mentioned before, the Brotherhood has to decide either to rule us or kill us.

The result now is that our mornings have become different.

What this black organization is doing has become a worrisome presence in our lives as morning dailies and shows mainly feature the Brotherhood's bloody actions.

A few days ago, we woke up to the news of a horrifying explosion at the Cairo Security Directorate in one of the oldest and most crowded Egyptian neighborhoods in the Bab al-Khalq area.

A booby-trapped car exploded in front of the directorate's building, killing four people and injuring 76 others.

Later on, news came out that an army recruit was martyred and nine policemen were injured after an explosion went off in front of a police station on Tahrir street in the Dokki district.

Afterwards, there was news that an explosion went off on Al-Harm street. Then there was another explosion on Al-Harm.

We are now afraid of awaking to such news every day. It's a disturbing feeling and I am afraid that's how life will become. They want the Egyptian people to awake to such mornings full of blood, murder and violence.

The Brotherhood's duplicity

The Brotherhood, which submitted a fake apology to youth parties in an attempt to get them to join the organization at the Jan. 25 protests, exposed its true intentions through these bloody mornings they are causing, in which dozens of martyrs fell victim.

Many have also fallen victim to the Brotherhood's gunfire during its protests. But the organization continues to lie again. One of their activists wrote a blog post saying that others are threatened by the group's intellect because of their educational approach of aiming to establish a Muslim society.

He wrote that such an approach will establish a social category which believes that "God is our aim, the prophet is our model, the Qur'an is our constitution and dying for the sake of God is our major wish."

The Brotherhood only believes in deception. Their religion is dissimulation. They either deceive youths in the name of Islam, God, the Qur'an, the prophet or jihad for the sake of brainwashing them and directing them as they want.

Abdel Latif el-Menawy

He also said that the West and East are threatened by the Brotherhood the most because the group believes in jihad, education and fighting corruption, adding that "the Brotherhood is a dawa group which started at mosques and which aims to reform society. Its approach is based on the Qur'an and Sunnah and its members include people from all social segments. This is why the Brotherhood poses a threat to secularism."

Actions louder than words

The Brotherhood has echoed such statements in attempts to embellish its image. But even fools don't buy this anymore. Which Muslim society do they speak of when they murder innocent people? And which educational approach is that which pushes them to mobilize their youths towards death?

The Brotherhood is good at nothing other than exploiting religion or exploiting the blood of those they've pushed towards death in an attempt to appear as victims.

It only believes in deception. Its religion is dissimulation. The group either deceives youths in the name of Islam, God, the Qur'an, the prophet or jihad for the sake of brainwashing them and directing them as they want.

The Brotherhood also issues false statements to youth parties apologizing for misleading them and promising them political participation without realizing that such statements have been made before only to be forgotten once the organization has seized power.

No one buys the Brotherhood's statements anymore. The blood being shed in the streets every day and the acts of targeting innocent people who only seek a secure country have become the real barrier between the Brotherhood and the people.

The Brotherhood's threat that it will mobilize its youths to take to the streets on Jan. 25 and that they won't return home is yet another piece of irrefutable proof to its terrorist actions.

What's certain is that the lesson is over. What's also certain is that Egypt will overcome all this. January will pass like other Januarys have passed. The Egyptians have learned their lesson or rather they have learned all the lessons throughout the past three years.

They are aware of who has deceived them in the name of religion. What's also certain is that the Brotherhood chose the path of terrorism themselves. It has become hostile towards the Egyptians and has started killing them.

This article was first published in al-Masry al-Youm on Jan.25, 2014.


Abdel Latif el-Menawy is an author, columnist and multimedia journalist who has covered conflicts around the world. He is the author of “Tahrir: the last 18 days of Mubarak,” a book he wrote as an eyewitness to events during the 18 days before the stepping down of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Menawy’s most recent public position was head of Egypt’s News Center. He is a member of the National Union of Journalists in the United Kingdom, and the Egyptian Journalists Syndicate. He can be found on Twitter @ALMenawy

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