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Wars of chaos against Egypt and Saudi Arabia

Mashari Althaydi

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During the ceremony that the Egyptian armed forces held for the 45th anniversary of their October 6 war victory, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi addressed important points, including the arrest of Hisham al-Ashmawy, the most dangerous Egyptian terrorist leader. He was behind plenty of tragedies that harmed the Egyptian people’s security, of which the most despicable targeted security forces and innocent Coptic families.

Sisi spoke realistically about the future that awaits Egypt following the series of difficult measures which the country has went through during his term, to improve the country’s situation and prepare it to enter the new world.

Sisi voiced the importance of formulating a real awareness of the current scene in Egyptians, because if there’s no awareness in all state apparatuses and the public opinion, everything that’s been built will be destroyed.

Egypt is headed towards the best. However, there are those who do not want stability for Egypt, and for it to head towards development. They want to take revenge on Egypt which refused to be soft with the Muslim Brotherhood and those who support it.

Mashari Althaydi


He asserted that on June 30, 2020, Egypt will have a different status. “You will see Egypt as a different country,” he said. Some may think of this is as an exaggerated optimism, such as those with good intentions and Egypt’s lovers or the ones who complain about the difficult cost of economic and administrative reform, and those are easy to deal with as there’s no real and deep dispute with them. There are also the “enemies” of Egypt’s current era who excused the likes of terrorist and Sa’ka Forces officer Hisham al-Ashmawy.

A different Egypt

Regardless of all these stances, Egypt is headed towards the best. However, there are those who do not want stability for Egypt, and for it to head towards development. They want to take revenge on Egypt which refused to be soft with the Muslim Brotherhood and those who support it.

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It was a rare moment as President Sisi spoke with more frankness about the so-called January revolution, the chaotic movement led by the Brotherhood who also led a bunch of “revolutionary” youths who were an easy target for it.

During his speech, Sisi said the battle did not end, but is ongoing with a different vocabulary. He said: “The 2011 events are a wrong treatment for a wrong diagnosis.”

This is one of the most accurate descriptions of what happened at the beginning of 2011 when the political and security earthquake struck Egypt and the agents of Hamas, Hezbollah and the Muslim Brotherhood who tampered with Egyptian prisons and archives under the fuss of “romantic” revolutionary chants.

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So has the battle of the chaotic Arab Spring ended?

No, and it’s just like Egypt’s man who saved his country from a black fate said: “The battle did not end but is ongoing with different vocabulary.”

What applies to Egypt applies to Saudi Arabia, which repelled the waves of strife from its land, people and neighbors during the season of Arab destruction but has the Saudi battle ended?

No, the battle is ongoing in Saudi Arabia but with different vocabulary. What we see and hear today in terms of all this fuss about Saudi Arabia every day and under several headlines, including the Jamal Khashoggi headline, is part of the battle of the Arab Spring remnants.

This article is also available in Arabic.

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Saudi journalist Mashari Althaydi presents Al Arabiya News Channel’s “views on the news” daily show “Maraya.” He has previously held the position of a managing senior editor for Saudi Arabia & Gulf region at pan-Arab newspaper Asharq al-Awsat. Althaydi has published several papers on political Islam and social history of Saudi Arabia. He appears as a guest on several radio and television programs to discuss the ideologies of extremist groups and terrorists. He tweets under @MAlthaydy.

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