Sometimes I do not forget the faces that I film or take photos for , sometimes I remember them very well. He was one of those faces. I can not forget easily how he stayed in a corner near KFC Tahrir branch along his friends drawing the faces of the martyrs and revolutionary drawings against the brutality of the police as well SCAF on 25 January 2012.
Only on Saturday I know that his name was Eissa Essam , a 18 years old revolutionary artist was killed in the Unknown Solider memorial massacre. Eissa is the son of some leading member in the MB and his father and family are currently in Rabaa Sit in.Despite he is a Muslim brotherhood and liberal , he used to visit to the sit in and on the bloody night he was there. It is fate after all.
Essam is a member in The Revolution’s artists group.
His non MB friends say that he was shot from behind which means that he could be shot by the MB protesters as he was standing among them. Of course he could be shot in the back while running and giving his back to the other side. They also say that Eissa’s father is using his son’s blood for the brotherhood’s media proposes. Yes this is Egypt now.
I do not know who killed Eissa Essam for real , I know that he was shot in his back. His anti-MB friends say that he was killed by the Muslim brotherhood while his MB family says that he is killed by the police and its thugs. All I know that he was killed and his rights will be lost forever like those young men who died for nothing in the past three years. He will be another graffiti , another name used in that fight like Osman’s Shirt n the end of the day.
The Egypt he dreamt of was just a dream.
I do not have a doubt that Eissa’s father feels sad for the loss of his son more than of his friends for real. I fear that none of Eissa’s friends know how his MB parents feel for him now.
I know friends who know many young men like Eissa , young liberals and socialists with Muslim brotherhood parents. I know that those young men are torn now between Rabaa sit in and the rest of the society. I know that those young men are fed up also between that choice.
I personally know that one of the important MB leading women figures’ son is liberal member the Constitution party and he is between the two fires of checking on his family in Rabaa and to support his party in the most polarized time in Egypt.
I do not know why I took several shots for Eissa Essam when I think about it now.
May Allah bless the soul of the innocent who were killed in those 3 years.