After all the movements and the successful revolution for democracy in Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood has been an important chapter. The Muslim Brotherhood was originally known as Ikhwanul Muslimin. This party has promised to establish Islamic rules and regulation in Egypt. This party was first established in 1928 by the great man Hasanul Banna. Once the party was established, it quickly became popular throughout the country and the Muslim Brotherhood also swiftly gained huge support. The Egyptian government dictators were alarmed and they started brutal oppression towards the supporters and the workers of the Brotherhood. Egypt has had a lot of dictators in the last century and all of them oppressed and tortured the supporters of democracy.
Tahrir Square became the battlefield of the revolutionary Egyptians; they demonstrated for days and days against Mubarak the dictator. Mubarak had hundreds of people killed, who were the brave soldiers of democracy and they shed their blood for democracy. Mubarak oppressed the Egyptian people for almost 28 years.
The Muslim Brotherhood party was forbidden throughout the time of Mubarak’s reign. This great tyrant has killed thousands of workers and supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood throughout the time of his rule. The Muslim Brotherhood could have been stopped as the tyrant was so cruel but their ideology kept them going and taught them to survive such oppressions. They underwent all sorts of torture but they didn’t stop, rather they continued to serve the people in various ways and finally, they obtained the responsibility of the authority of the government and they continuously fought for democracy.
The Arab Spring was greatly received when the people of Egypt started demonstrating against the dictator. The people of Egypt made the Arab Spring a really significant one. The revolutionary people were mostly self-motivated and parties like the Muslim Brotherhood and others supported the people and bolstered them. The Muslim Brotherhood continuously experienced the most terrible torture throughout the rule of the tyrant Mubarak.
Now, President Morsi had no alternative; he had to ensure the eradication of poverty and unemployment as well as ensuring democracy and freeing the country from the grasp of the SCAF and the military. President Morsi, however, as far the situation went, has shown signs that something radiant might happen but we will have to wait patiently to see what changes might be coming.
The people of Egypt were so thirsty for democracy that they didn’t fear death even as they so bravely faced the controlling military and the dictators. This bravery will be recorded in the history of the world in Egypt’s golden letter. Their courage even inspired the heart of some of the military soldiers as many military officials joined the people during the revolution.
The task of President Morsi will not be easy as the generals are still very powerful in almost all the key sectors of the country. There will be a clash of interests between the elected president and the ruling generals and the success of democracy depends on the leadership quality of President Morsi. Only a successful Morsi can establish democracy in Egypt.