English Column: “But you know what? We don’t care”
“But you know what? We don’t care”
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As I scroll down the Mesir Kini Facebook page and other news portals, sadness follows me, arousing my lacrimal glands to secrete tears. The death poll is rising by the minute. As if there is no end to this madness.
What is happening in Egypt, for my personal opinion, is an extreme “Ikhwanophobia” (Fear of the Muslim Brotherhood) where Sisi and gang are grabbing this chance to exterminate all Brotherhood-related living Egyptians.
But the price in return is severe. When the massacre took place killing 800 plus protestors, they aren’t killing only the Brotherhood activists but everyone including innocent children.
Looking this tragedy, as if the killers pulling the triggers are saying “We know we are wrong. We know we aren’t civilized. We know and we know. But you know what, we don’t care.”
The anti-Morsi/anti-democracy/pro-Sisi has to accept the truth that, judging from the Egypt’s election 2012, they do not have the majority voice of the people. They don’t have the numbers. This is the proof that most Egyptians are against the coup.
It is true that, as a Malaysian, writing, condemning the coup d’état and ‘ethnic cleansing’ in Egypt will not reduce the rising shootings in Malaysia, it will not result in free education, it will not aid in the lessening or cancelation of high taxes, but it will affect the solidarity as a human being.
Recep Tayyib Erdogan bravely said “Let me say very clearly, the United Nations Security Council no longer has the right to look at itself in the mirror, it’s so ashamed, because it couldn’t condemn what’s happening in Egypt” (Source: here).
Reflecting on that, if we aren’t called to condemn the fallacy in Egypt, if we are chickened to criticize the retarded coup, do we dare look ourselves in the mirror and call ourselves human beings?
Still, the only leader ‘man enough’ to criticize, to condemn the misjudgment currently cleaning the streets of Egypt is the Turkish prime minister. Other leaders are either blatantly supporting the coup or keep on playing safe by being silent.
If the Malaysian government has condemned the occupation in Palestine, I believe many Malaysians are waiting for their government to do the same for Egypt, to recognize the status quo in Egypt is a coup and fight against it.
It would be ‘a dream come true’ if the Malaysian government goes hand in hand with the Turkish government to provide military support.
Right now, only Malaysian NGOs are voicing out their voiceless voices.
Supporting the anti-coup is a must not because we are fanatics of Morsi or the Brotherhood, but because it is undemocratic to topple a democratically elected leader.