Millions of cries at protests have been heard over the past weeks. For some the message is clear – the Egyptians may no longer welcome the Muslim Brotherhood with open arms. An Egyptian soldier along with a religious specialist spoke out to the Voice of Russia on how the prestigious group’s religion, revenue, and US relations are possibly fogging Egypt’s vision of obtaining true democracy.
Numerous aspects have contributed to the Muslim Brotherhood receiving the cold shoulder by an overwhelming number of citizens in the regions. According to a recent July poll, 71 percent of Egyptians are unsympathetic with protests that are pro-Morsi, who is the former leader of Egypt and Muslim Brotherhood member .Though, the latest revolution among Egyptians has been said to be about religious freedom among the nation, with Muslims easily outnumbering Christians in the area.
“For any democracy to work properly, you must have freedom of religion as the first guaranteed right,” Dr. Klingenschmitt claims. He suggests that having freedom of religion should be before freedom of speech, because having one freedom without the other can create tension if freedom of religion is not permitted.
For the most part, a large amount of Egyptians oppose the Muslim Brotherhood because they are adamant on enforcing the Islamic religion’s Sharia Law in a multi-religious Egypt. By not being allowed to worship without boundaries, the question becomes how a state can be labeled democratic when totalitarian standards are trying to be put into play. The government should protect a citizen’s freedom to talk about their chosen religion and practice it as well.
A stark difference amongst religions in Egypt remains, between Christianity and Islam, according to Dr. Klingenschmitt, a Chaplin. “The difference in religion is that Jesus promotes freedom and Mohammed promotes slavery,” Dr. Klingenschmitt explained to the Voice of Russia and then continued on, “And I think until the world understands the difference between freedom and slavery, then they will not properly be able to set up governments that protect freedom and prohibit slavery.
Battling over religious equalities is not the only issue that has been getting in the way of Egypt’s burdens. President Obama and his administration have given over a billion dollars to Egypt as an aid package to the nation. During June of this year, the monetary transaction was received by the Egyptian government. The majority of political seats were occupied by Muslim Brotherhood members, indirectly making it easier for them to gain access to the funds they may need.
This article was written by Sarah Neary for english.ruvr.ru: continue reading at english.ruvr.ru.