Words of support!
I just saw this comment posted to me by Haal , a fellow Egyptian female blogger, regarding the little protest we made. I salute your effort and initiative, but just try to put things in perspective. Maybe you did a good job on a personal level, and this matters tremendously to boost your sense of achievement, but you also have to admit that it was not heroic as you described. Not to mention the Bust attitude of, whoever is not with us is against us! LOL Thank you Haal. My sense of achievement is definitely "boosted". Standing on the 6th of october bridge in this heat holding signs condemning terrorism while getting hackled by the police is one hell of a confidence booster: sure beats the hell out of going to the gym. And you are right, it is not heroic , even though I don't see where I made it seem this way. Dear readers, if you are reading this, If you thought or got the impression that we were heroes for doing this, please dispel that image from your brain immediately. This wasn't about heroism or appearing heroic, this was about doing what's right. This was about doing something, taking some sort of action, against the bastards who kill innocent people in the name of Islam and Arabs , instead of the usual silence and negativity that we are becoming so famous for. We were compelled, by what happened, to do something urgently, to have an immediate response, and I am proud of what we did, no matter how small it was. But you are right, it was a good job on the personal level, and it was a good effort to start with; which is why we are planning to do another one and planning to do it right this time : Bigger, more people, more organized, more media and with a police permit. I am sure when it's a success, we will be receiving more words of support, encouragement and salutation from you for our efforts. And if we don't, we will probably just blame it on our "Bush* attitude" in doing things. Got to keep everything "in perspective" as you so well put it! And again Haal, thank you for your kind words. *That's how that word is spelled!