Egyptian Chronicles: It is still called Rabaa Mosque "Updated"

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

It is still called Rabaa Mosque "Updated"

Rabaa Mosque


It is still called Rabaa Mosque despite Cairo Governorate decided earlier this month to change its name to Hisham Barakat , the late prosecutor general in another attempt to overshadow or rather cover the horrible massacre took place there from three years.

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
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3 comments :

  1. This may go the same way that Leningrad and Stalingrad went.

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  2. Allah swt ya Rhamo home WA Yahsen Elihu

    RABAT SQUARE PROTEST COULD BE RESOLVED BY PEACEFUL MANAR. .
    JUST BY WATER.
    THIS MASKAR ELIMINATE THE LEGIMIT RIGHT OF THE GOVERNMENT
    THE PEOPLE RESPONSIBLE SHOULD BE JUDGED IN CRIMINAL COURT
    ALLAH SWT ALAM WHAT THEY WILL SEE IN
    THE DAY OF JUDGEMENT.

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  3. It a national shame that measure. Fortunately, Government can't change people's memories. These attempts are so ridiculous. Rabba Mosque and Square will be remembered by their real names forever.

    Excellente blog. It is great to know more info about Egypt than in european media mass.

    Best regards.

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