First of President Hosni Mubarak has addressed the nation in a televised word hours ago assuring that the security of Egypt is his first responsibility. Mubarak promised to cut the snake’s head. “Side note : A lot of powder is not good in the camera.”
Strangely there is no official mourning , of course it is no surprise because from couple of years ago 1000 Egyptian have drowned in the cold red sea and yet no body care to mourn for one hour officially. It is sad and unacceptable when the TV mourns the death of the President’s grandchild for three day !!
Mubarak addresses the nation
Dr. Mohamed ElBaradie slammed the regime for its failure in protecting the citizens.The Muslim brotherhood has condemned the attack in an official statement.The Ghad part headed by Dr. Ayman Nour issued a statement calling for the dismal of Habib Al Adly , the minister of interior for his responsibility in that catastrophe .The statement also attacked MP former General Abdel Fatah Omar who is insisting on inserting the parallel parliament in the incident !!
The famous Salafi Sheikh Mohamed Hassan has condemned the attack.
Most Arab countries have sent their condolences to Egypt yet the media is highlighting the Syrian condolences in a very strange matter considering the ice between Cairo and Damascus. Several Syrian sources hint that this could be possible Israeli retaliation after the announcement of that Spy ring in Cairo and Damascus. Hezbollah has also condemned the attack , Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah warned that Israel was working on creating sectarian division in Egypt last month.
President Obama has condemned the attack and is offering help to Egypt.
Now to the civil society or rather the activists society , many Egyptian Facebookers and tweeps have changed their avatars to that avatar.
There is an initiative from Egyptian bloggers calling Muslims to attend next 7th January Christmas mass in the churches.There are calls for blood donations in Alexandria.