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Lecture on the counter-revolution in Egypt

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New Delhi: Dr. Mohammad Morsi and his team were unable to apprehend the dangers in advance as they were new to the art of administration and political manipulations, said Dr Zafarul-Islam Khan, editor of The Milli Gazette while delivering a lecture on Egypt post-counter-revolution at the conference hall of the Jamaat-e Islami Hind headquarters here on 6 July. Dr Khan mentioned many other factors leading to the military coup. On of the main reasons was, according to Dr. Khan, Dr Morsi’s failure to purge the establishment left behind by the previous Mubarak regime, in a very short period of only 11 months in power. Dr Morsi was in fact not allowed to function politically and not permitted to take the required economic measures. Dr Khan added that libralising the media which was still owned largely by the capitalists and pro-Mubarak people went against Morsi’s administration. He said that media took undue advantage of this liberal attitude of Dr. Morsi’s administration and created an atmosphere where Morsi seemed without ideas and initiatives and this helped the military coup with the support of capitalists, remnants of the Mubarak regime, the Coptic minority and the political forces which were defeated during the parliamentary and presidential elections. Dr Khan hoped that change will come although not immediately. People are protesting against the coup in large numbers though they are blacked out by the media as the pro-Mursi media has been either closed or put under censor. Dr Khan was not surprised by the attitude of the western world as the West has two norms of democracy, one for Western Europe and North America and the other for the rest of the world. While coups are not tolerated at any cost in the WE/NA, the same is frequently planned and encouraged so that the Third World countries could be exploited with the help of puppet regimes. (Nadim Ahmad)

 

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 16-31 July 2013 on page no. 13

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