Bahrain Demonstrates in Solidarity with Egypt

4 Feb, '11

I attended a demonstration in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Egypt in their quest for a better, safer, and more democratic future without the geriatric octogenarian Hosni Mubarak. The demonstration took place on Friday afternoon at 4pm and was attended by a few hundred sympathisers. I took the opportunity to record a few interviews with a few people and influencers. I hope that through this short video you can get the feeling of being there, and more importantly feel also the passion of those present for the reason of them being there demonstrating right across from the Egyptian embassy in Manama.

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  1. Don Cox says:

    “the geriatric octogenarian Hosni Mubarak. ”

    He doesn’t seem to be geriatric at all. He looks remarkably fit and with it. That is the problem.

    It is the same with Mugabe, who is several years older, but can still run rings around his opponents.

    It isn’t a matter of age, but of sticking to term limits. The slogan for those fighting for democracy should be “TEN YEARS IS ENOUGH”. It doesn’t matter whether a man gains power at age 25 or 75, he must leave after ten years at most.

    Power corrupts.

    TEN YEARS IS ENOUGH.

  2. Heba F. El-Shazli says:

    Thank you so so very much dear people of Bahrain who were out there protesting in solidarity with the brave Egyptian people. I cannot thank you enough.

  3. milter says:

    Here in Denmark,too, we have seen demonstrators rallying to show their support for the people of Egypt, and the participants weren’t just of Egyptian or Muslim origin.

    A large majority of the participants in Muslim blog forums here in Denmark also support the anti-Mubarak side and swear their never ending support for the fight against corruption and tyranny and for the “power of the people”.

    There’s no end to the amount of bombastic and flowery words, but one significant word is missing. I haven’t seen it mentioned in any of the discussions in the debates among Muslims here in Denmark. Nor among Muslims anywhere else, and it isn’t a four-letter word. It is made up of seven letters and is spelled: Secular.

    I realize the situation may be different in The Middle East, but, wouldn’t this be a good time for Muslims in free societies to accept it and its consequences openly without fear?

    Just like the demomstrators in Egypt claim not to be intimidated by the threats from their regime?

    • Mayofspace says:

      Did you notice that Christians and Muslims prayed together on Friday, and are planning to do the same this Sunday? Did you notice that there were hardly any religious slogans? It’s there, but it’s covered up by the Western media’s phobia of the Muslim Brotherhood who didn’t have a significant role if any in this. This revolution is not religious.

      • milter says:

        @mayofspace.

        No, that hasn’t been covered up by the Western media. On the contrary, it was seen by all of them as a very positive sign.

      • Steve the American says:

        Yes, it has been covered by the US media in passing that Christians and Coptics prayed together in Midan Tahrir. That is one positive gesture on the scale weighed against many negative factors like discrimination against the Coptic Christians in jobs, the building of churches, the holding of religious ceremonies, et cetera. While it’s good to see some tolerance on display in Egypt, the vector is still toward driving the Copts out.

  4. Mayofspace says:

    Then let them stop talking about this as if it’s the Muslim Brotherhood’s time to take Egypt into their hands. If democratic elections are held, nobody will vote for them.

  5. Don Cox says:

    “If democratic elections are held, nobody will vote for them.”

    I think a great many will vote for the MB, probably enough for them to dominate a coalition government.

    Look at the elections in Iraq, where voting has been heavily along religious lines. And German politics has been dominated by the Christian democrats since WWII. People do vote for religion, although they say they want electricity and water.

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