After a series of tweets opposing the regime of Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, newspapers and electronic committees began classifying singer Iman al-Bahr Darwish among the artists who oppose the rule of the military, rioters or the Brotherhood.
Darwish’s campaign of severe criticism, through his account on Facebook, against the leader of the coup, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, and what he calls corruption and repression, prompted observers to expect his arrest in the same scenario as the former editor-in-chief of Al-Ahram Abdel Nasser Salama, who was arrested after articles attacking Sisi and demanding his trial.
The common denominator among the artists, journalists and activists who attacked Sisi recently is his accusation of treason for his neglect of the waters of the Nile.
After circulating news about his travel and then his arrest, Iman al-Bahr Darwish appeared to deny his travel or arrest and said, “This is an incorrect statement and this is not in defense of security, but because it did not happen even though security can.”
He spoke about “the regime’s use of the Cairo machine, its belief in God Almighty and its willingness to die for the sake of this country, and its refusal to support any lie, criticizing Sisi’s failure to manage the Renaissance Dam file.”
Darwish directed his speech to Sisi, saying, “I was one of the people who supported you the most, when I am famous and the hopes of ordinary people are grieved. What do you do? Sisi knows what is happening in the country wrongly, why is he silent and why? I am ready to die, not prison, and the attorney general is loyal to Sisi and no one can arrest me; Because they know I’m honest and they’re liars.”
And he warned him, “Injustice is his end and desolation, and Sheikh Al-Mahlawi when Sadat oppressed him, our Lord gave him his right, and I warned Alaa Mubarak and Omar Suleiman a few days before the revolution, I told them that something would happen in the country and they warned the president, and he addressed the security services, “You are your job to protect the country and serve the people, not sell the country and wrong people.”
By entering the arena of wrestling against the Sisi regime, Darwish will be the Egyptian artist No. 7 who opposes the Sisi regime and accuses it of failure, corruption and repression, and the first to do this while inside Egypt amid expectations of his arrest at any moment.
The prelude to this began with the authority’s media attack on him, and the submission of reports by lawyers loyal to the authority against him accusing him of insulting the state and inciting chaos.”
Finally, the General Federation of Technical Syndicates (Cinema, Acting and Musical) declared in a joint statement their total rejection of unacceptable, unreasonable and irresponsible statements, interpretations and words.
The statement spoke of the importance of “all soft powers coming together and wrapping up the unprecedented achievements of the rising Egyptian state,” which showed the authority’s concern about the role of soft power, represented by a group of artists and singers who criticized and attacked Sisi.
The Syndicate of Musical Professions issued a separate statement, describing Darwish’s criticism of Sisi as “acts that demean any Egyptian artist and musician” and a “disgraceful style.”
The list of artists who opposed Sisi from abroad included: Wajdi El-Araby, Mohamed Shoman, Hisham Abdallah, Hisham Abdel Hamid, Khaled Abu El-Naga, Amr Waked, and others.
It also included from inside Egypt Iman Al-Bahr Darwish and Ahmed Eid, Mohamed Attia and somehow the late Ezzat Abu Auf and Farouk El-Fishawy, and in a subtle way, director Khaled Youssef, actor Mahmoud Hamida, and producer Mohamed El-Adl.
These artists and others who attacked the leader of the military coup in Egypt Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, including those who started the opposition journey early, prior to June 30, 2013, such as Ahmed Eid and Khaled Abul-Naga, and some of them discovered the trick after he walked the path of the coup.
The artist, Mohamed Attia, attacked the regime through a post on Facebook, which was the reason for placing it in the lists of artists who reject the rule of the military, when he wrote through his account, saying, “In a repressive country like Egypt now… you are not safe from that injustice… What justified him today is not You rule out that tomorrow will happen to you..whether it is imprisonment, killing, repression, or…Why wait?Why silence?I reject injustice, because repressive states do not have a dear or dear person..I am taught from modern history.. Was Abdel Nasser Aziz? Dear Hitler?”
In another post, he added, “I am against Abdel Fattah al-Sisi since the mandate, and I am against military rule.”
Al-Sisi’s media classifies comedian Ahmed Eid as “Brothers.” The Seventh Day newspaper wrote an attack on him one month after Al-Sisi’s coup, saying that he was at the head of these artists, whose Brotherhood face revealed on June 30.
Waed, who participated in the January 2011 revolution, refused to participate on June 30, 2013, and explained his position in press statements, saying, “I see that getting out of the current crisis in Egypt is a constructive dialogue, and not marginalizing any of the people of the country, so I will not participate on June 30, because this My opinion and it should be respected.”
In December 2017, after the announcement of the late President Mohamed Morsi’s health condition in prison, and his being subjected to medical neglect, Eid wrote on his Twitter page, “I disagree a lot with the Brotherhood, but I cannot accept as a human being what is happening with former President Morsi,” stressing that “a systematic killing of the president Morsi”.
Although Eid has not made any statements against Sisi recently and preferred to remain silent, those close to him say that “the United Company (Intelligence) and production companies have instructions not to cooperate with him.”
Concern over the coup of artists
Experts say that “what worries the authority more is the entry of artists and media professionals into the field of opposing Sisi, because they are the most powerful and able to communicate their criticism and convince people with their professional charisma that the regime is dictatorial and repressive.”
That is why Sisi focused on controlling the media and production companies; To control the appearance of his supporters and prevent his opponents, many of whom are sitting at home without work.
These artists and others who attacked the leader of the military coup in Egypt Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, including those who started the opposition journey early, prior to the coup such as Ahmed Eid and Khaled Abu al-Naga, and some of them discovered the trick after he walked the path of the coup.
Khaled Youssef also did not accompany the fabricated footage to inflate the number of participants in the events of June 30, 2103 that paved the way for the military coup on July 3, as he confirmed that he was subjected to moral liquidation, declaring that he did not regret supporting Sisi, and fled outside Egypt and then returned after a secret agreement.
The crisis of director and parliamentarian Khaled Youssef began with his opposition to the constitutional amendments, most notably extending the presidential term for 6 years, and giving Sisi the opportunity to run for office again.
After Youssef fled to France, the coup authorities arrested two girls who said they were with him in an inappropriate video, and arrested them and placed them in custody pending investigation. A report was also submitted to lift the parliamentary immunity of Youssef, and submit it to the Criminal Court.
After the presidential elections in 2014, Farouk al-Fishawy said in a television interview that “he wished that the military institution would remain as it used to protect civilian rule in Egypt,” adding that “the absence of Sisi’s aides and advisors makes the government look like a military one.”
In the same meeting, al-Fishawy confirmed that his vote went to the candidate Hamdeen Sabahi; In order for the ruling to become civil.
Before them, Amr Waked was considered one of the participants in the January revolution. Sisi’s candidacy in 2014 was considered confirmation that June 30 was a conspiracy and not a popular revolution, and recently he received a threat from one of the parties (which was not disclosed) if he returned to Egypt, noting in a tweet he posted on his Twitter account that Believe these threats.
Before that, he announced his rejection of the constitutional amendments, and he also announced his opposition to the mass death sentences that were implemented at the end of last February against 9 defendants in the case of the assassination of former Public Prosecutor Hisham Barakat.
Also, the artist Khaled Abu al-Naga was one of the first opponents of Sisi, and his voice rose after the massacres of Rabaa and al-Nahda, saying, “Despite my difference of opinion with the demonstrators in Rabaa al-Adawiya, the dispersal of the square by force represented a step backwards, and there is no solution currently except for Sisi’s exit from the scene.”
After Sisi announced his candidacy for the presidency, Abul-Naga said, “We remind Field Marshal Sisi of his promise when he said I will not run for the presidency. I will not allow history to write that the Egyptian army moved for personal interests.”
Although Abul-Naga left on June 30, he returned after that and said, “The country has reached a deplorable state after Sisi changed his promise and his decision to run for the presidency, and because of the security thought that he follows, considering that this idea is a complete failure and steps back, demanding Sisi to leave.”
In a press conference at the beginning of 2014, artist Mahmoud Hamida announced that “the only revolution is January 25, indicating that June 30 was not a revolution like January, which Hamida described as the greatest revolution in Egyptian history at all, stressing that he did not participate in it, but only young people are.” who made it.”
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