Symposium on the popular uprising in Egypt
The Public Administration Department and the Political Science Club at BZU held on 2 February 2011 a symposium on the popular uprising in Egypt, in which the Dean of the Faculty of Law and Public Administration, Dr. Saleh Abdel-Jawwad, and lecturer of Political Science, Dr. Abdel-Rahman al- Haj Ibrahim have participated.
In his lecture, Dr. Abdel-Jawwad, explained that the current popular uprising in Egypt is different from the previous uprisings, most recently the uprising of 1977, being not for the sake of living, but for freedom, national pride and personal dignity, since the Egyptian people feel humiliated and suffer from a lack of national sovereignty, like other Arab peoples
He pointed out that what explains the rapid fall of President Mubarak, is not the popular movement only, but the collapse of the regime from within, since Egypt is suffering from political corruption, where the leaders hand over the presidency to their children and fake the elections, disrupting the rotation of power through various legal and illegal means.
He reviewed the reasons that led to this popular uprising, where the young generation, especially the university graduates do not have future prospects, while looting of state lands to be divided among the businessmen and officers, as in the era of feudal lords, stripping the economy of its components, in addition to people's fear of high indebtedness, since Egypt is one of the most indebted countries after Mexico.
Dr. Ibrahim reviewed the history of the Egyptian army, explaining that the revolution of July 22, 1952 and the advent of Jamal Abdel Nasser to power, put a end to the time in which Egypt's leaders were not of Arab descent.
He explained that the Egyptian army and after the signing of the Camp David is no longer an ideological and national army, but began to shift to protect the legitimacy , which is represented in the President inside Egypt.
Ibrahim asserted that we can't describe this uprising as a revolution, with millions on the streets, since it doesn't have popular sovereignty.
He added: The subject is away from the army's resolution position, since the army is still linked to the ruling regime and most of the icons in the governmental system do belong to the military system.