Well a small tweet I wrote to express my thoughts about London riots yesterday gained a little reaction from NY Times, CNN , Daily Dish.Of course it is not my tweet only but the tweets of my follow Egyptian bloggers and tweeps , we are now proud revolution/protesting experts worldwide
I insist on my point view that when you loot , when you destroy other’s people properties you do not object the murder of a young man but rather you are using his murder to justify your actions as a form of anger; this is not anger for sure , this is another thing.
I know there is more deeper issue when it comes to what is taking place in London , I know there are more angles we as foreigners do not fully understand whether economic or social or political factors. I know there is a difference between our situation and what is taking place whether in Britain or in Greece , still I do not like that some of our Egyptian protesters think how cool and great what has happened in London is.
I know that some activists think that our revolution was too peaceful to achieve anything , well guess we have achieved something and peaceful revolutions were successful through out history , look to how India took its independence and look to peaceful revolution of East Germany.
If you have a cause , a just cause you will not burn your follow citizen shop or destroy his car because your issue is not with him , you are punishing him for no reason. Already I read many comments in British News websites also tweets on twitter from Angry citizens that now are taking the police side and believe Mark Duggan was a terrible criminal without even waiting for the results of the inquiry currently taking place because of all the looting and violence that took place yesterday.
I can understand when angry citizens burn a police station that was actually turned in to a torture house in a country like Egypt or like Tunisia , I can understand when citizens set the ruling party’s HQ in countries like Egypt and Syria but I do not understand when residential houses and shops owned by regular citizens are being destroyed or torched or looted.
I do not live in ivory tower because I know in hunger revolutions things can be very ugly and very violent. “And believe me when I tell you that all people expected this to happen in Egypt”
By the way read our dear Sarah Carr’s Love me I’m a looter.