It is still called Rabaa Mosque despite
Updated on Thursday : Cairo governorate denied that it was going to change the name of the Mosque to Hisham Barakat Mosque.
Since the forcible dispersal of Rabaa massacre , the famous Mosque has been closed after renovation works till this day. It is unclear when it will be opened.
The Mosque was partially tortured during the forcible dispersal that killed hundreds of ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi supporters.
Cairo governorate already changed the name of Rabaa Square to become Hisham Barakat square to honor the late prosecutor general who gave the orders to disperse the Pro-Sisi sit-in by force in an unforgettable day in August 2013. Ironically , people still know it as Rabaa square.
According to Egypt's National Council for Human Rights , more than 600 people were killed in the forcible dispersal where the security forces used excessive force.
I have to pass Rabaa square and its famous mosque when I go to Nasr City or Heliopolis. Till this day, I remember what happened in that square and I pray for all the victims fell on its land. Unlike Tahrir square , Rabaa square is associated now with the worst forcible dispersal Egypt has ever seen.
Governments can change names of streets , squares and buildings but they can not change history.
April 20, 2016,Taken at 1:53 PM and Posted at 10:44PM via Instagram