Mona Hamdi is an Egyptian citizen who wants you to hear her voice. An ambivalent observer of politics until a few years ago, she has adamant opinions now and is eager to share them with you. This article is Part 2 of the interview I held with Mona. To read more of her opinion, look back to the previous article posted on August 30.
What is your opinion of the way Morsi was removed from office? Was it necessary to remove him? Do you feel that it should or could have been done in a different way?
I don’t think it could have been done in a different way. This is the best scenario. He had to be removed. One year was too much for him. He damaged a lot of things. He himself wasn’t the kind of person you could trust to run a school, let alone a country. He was a figurehead from the beginning. He wasn’t even the Brotherhood’s first choice. So he wasn’t in control. Those who are controlling the “echwan” all over the world were in charge of him. Egypt is only one state that they want to control.
What is your opinion of the role that the military has taken since Morsi’s removal?
I think it’s a great role that I really respect and appreciate and I’m really happy with that role. Finally I have someone who is protecting me and protecting my country without having a hidden agenda.
Do you have any concerns about the military and what might happen down the road if they maintain the leadership role?
No. No. We’ve always been ruled by military figures. Its been that way for thousands of years, since the phahaohs. Its always been that the governor f Egypt was a military figure so I’m not really concerned about it.
What do you think the governments of other countries should be doing right now to support Egypt?
They shouldn’t come up with a status telling us what to do and what not to do. In Egypt, nobody told Obama how to manage the protesters in New York. Nobody told the UK such a thing when they had protesters. Both places said that security was above the human rights. So now why are you asking us to do what you didn’t do when you were looking for the security of your country. We are looking for the security of our country as well. Why are they giving so much support to the “echwan”? If you have that much support for the “echwan” you can have them.
What makes you think that these countries support the Brotherhod?
Because when Mubarak went to jail we didn’t hear one word about it in the media from outside. Nobody said “Don’t take him”. All the accusations that Mubarak had, Morsi has them as well against him. And yet everybody was calling for Morsi. I don’t know why.
What do you think of the way that non-Egyptian media is representing the situation in Egypt right now? How could it improve?
I think the media in all places are only supporting their own interests. And the interest in these countries one way or another is to cut down Egypt into smaller states. If we are smaller or our army is damaged, there will not be a strong army next to Israel. So the medias are supporting this idea.
What do you expect for Egypt in the next few months and years?
I think it will be much better than the scenario of having Morsi there. I think we will be in a better place. Much much better, inshahallah.
What do you feel is the most important thing for people outside of Egypt to understand about the current situation? How can they learn more about what is happening?
They have to understand that our military is from our sons and fathers. Its not a country’s military. It’s a people’s military. Any family has someone in the military. So our military is just like talking to the Egyptian people. This is why they have no hidden agendas but protecting Egypt and the people of Egypt. They have to understand that very well and they have to remember that people with that much history will never fall down. We will never fall down.
.......Thanks to Mona for sharing her thoughts! Go ahead and write in the comments section just below here and share your own opinion with Mona. Ask her questions. She's eager to talk with you.