Eid Mubarak!

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When I saw the photo below of worshipers marking the beginning of Eid ul Adha under rifles, I thought it was from occupied Palestine.

Egyptian security forces were heavily present during Eid prayers all over the major cities, for fear of demonstrations. Photo by Nasser Nouri ​, 30 December 2006.​

But no, it is Mubarak’s Egypt. Central Security Forces were literally everywhere in the major cities early morning today, for fear of anti-government demonstrations following the prayers.

UPDATE: Four MB activists were detained by police in Giza following the prayers for distributing “Eid Mubarak” leaflets, and another 20 detained in Fayoum including children.

  1. Dalia Ziada

    Oh my God! I can’t believe it. My mind can accept it to see Palestinians praying under Israeli rifles. They are enimies anyway. However, it is still scary to me to see Egyptians praying under the rifles of other Egyptians. It is getting worse day after day. Oh! It is absolutely Eid Mubarak.

  2. lulu

    OMG!!! Lol that is Eid in Egypt!!! There is more freedom for the muslims in Europe and USA to pray and worshipped Allah swt on this day with no rifles pointed on your face!!!! Yeah its getting worse everyday, Mubarak has to go…he soon will be next Saddam Hussein!!! I bet you today Mubarak pee in his pants, cos he is also American puppet like Saddam and soon or later the Egyptians have to rise up and stand up to him and his son. Freedom for all Egyptians. Please doa’ Mubarak and his Son will go to hell soon!!! Insyallah. Happy Eid du-Adha.

  3. Salamander

    Why am I not surprised?!!!! Eversince I saw the footage during parliamentary elections in 2005 thinking it was Palestine and utterly shocked when I found out it was Egypt, such scenes have not surprised me at all. What these images only prove is that by no way are we a free people. These images only tell us that movement for change should continue the struggle.