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I went by the Westgate Shopping area. At the corner of Secor and Central there was a group of protesters holding up signs that said "Free Eqypt".
I wonder what is meant by "Free" Eqypt.
For example, is their concept of a "Free" Eqypt one in which the Coptic Christian minority is allowed to practice their religion without fear of attack, or at least with the hope that the police will respond if their churches are attacked? Under a "Free" Eqypt would Coptic Christians be allowed to try to peacefully convert non-Christian Eqyptians? Of would the "Free" Eqypt only extend to the Muslims of Eqypt?
What about the Jews? At one time there were sizable Jewish communities in both Alexandria and Cairo. During the various Arab-Isreali wars, the Jews of Eqypt were either expelled or compelled to leave Eqypt. Under a "Free" Eqypt, would Jews be invited (or allowed) to return?
Would their concept of a "Free" Eqypt include secular Muslims, who do NOT believe in the practice of Sharia Law? Would a "Free" Eqypt allow professional women to retain their jobs, women in general to drive cars, obtain advanced degrees, and so forth? Would it allow the free and open exchange of ideas with the West, including such concepts as universal sufferage, freedom of choice, and the protection of free will?
Would it allow dissent among the followers of Islam, just as the United States contains a variety of theologically opposed varieties of Christians, which by and large coexist peacefully?
What is a "Free" Eqypt ?