Happy 80th Birthday Hosni!
The first strike was suppressed on April 6 in Egypt. Almost immediately after the first strike, protesters formed as the April 6 group and began to make arrangements on Facebook for a follow-up strike on Hosni Mubarak’s birthday, May 4. Plans are to wear black in mourning for freedom and democracy in Egypt. Amira al Hussaini reports on Global Voices that “human rights” and other leftist organizations are leading the strike organization. Some defiant members of the Muslim Brotherhood (which is not participating as an organization) are striking. Kifaya, which was formed in solidarity with the Palestinean Intifada, is playing a will she or won’t she game. The most surprising aspect is that Muslim groups are joining with the cruelly oppressed Copts in the planned strike.
It could turn out badly so easily. Say a prayer that it turns out all right for the Egyptians, and especially for the Copts.
Trackposted to Rosemary’s Thoughts, third world county, Right Truth, Adam’s Blog, The Pink Flamingo, Celebrity Smack, Cao’s Blog, Gulf Coast Hurricane Tracker, Dumb Ox Daily News, Conservative Cat, Right Voices, Gone Hollywood, D equals S, and The Yankee Sailor, thanks to Linkfest Haven Deluxe.