An Interview with Karim Najjar
This is an interview with Mr. Karim Najjar, for those of you who dont know of him, well let’s just say; he is a liberal egyptian, who has never been involved in politics because he knew his vote would be rigged and started to get involved after the noble revolution of january 25 because NOW HIS VOTE WILL COUNT.
- In your own personal opinion, how do you think we have reached the state we are in, that has been taking place in tahrir for the past 3 days?
MISMANAGEMENT OF THE INTERIM PERIOD. THE AUTHORITIES IN CHARGE OF THE COUNTRY (WETHER SCAF OR GOVERMENT)HAVE COMMITTED MISTAKE AFTER MISTAKE. FROM THE REFERUNDUM IN MARCH TO THE CONSITUTION DRAFT PASSING BY UNAVAILABILITY OF SECURITY AND THEREFORE THE DETERIORATION OF THE ECONOMY.
- Have you visited or plan to visit tahrir soon ? if yes, why? if no, why ?
I WENT DOWN IN TAHRIR ON JANUARY 28 AND HAVE NOT GONE SINCE. IF IT ESCALATES AND CASUALITIES INCREASE IN NUMBER WHILE THE AUTHOTITIES REMAIN IN THIS UNACCEPTABLE SILENCE NOT HOLDING ACCOUNTABLE THE PURPETRATORS ;THEN YES I WOULD CONSIDER GOING DOWN AGAIN.
- In your own personal opinion, what do you think would be the best way to reach a peaceful state, out of the current situation?
FIRST TO HOLD A TRUCE WITH THE DEMONSTARTORS IN TAHRIR SQUARE. SECOND TO HOLD ACCOUNTABLE THE ONES THAT HAVE KILLED INNOVCENT LIVES. THIRD THE RESIGNATION OF THE GOVERMENT. FOURTH DECLARE A CLEAR AND UNDISPUTABLE DATE FOR SCAF TO RELEASE POWER TO A NON MILITARY CIVIL GOVERMENT. FIFTH THE NEW GOVERMENT TO HAVE FULL AUTONOMY AND RUN THE COUNTRY FOR AN INTERIM PERIOD UNTIL THE END OF THE PARLIMENTARY AND PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGNS. SIXTH THE PRIORITY OF THE NEW MINISTRY IS TO RE INSTATE LOCAL SECURITY AND THEREFORE BOOST THE ECONOMY.
- Generally people lack knowledge of who is running in their district for election, how did you find out about the people in yours?
UNFORTUNATELY THERE IS NO TIME FOR EITHER CANDIDATES TO CAMPAIGN NOR FOR VOTERS TO GET AQUAINTED WITH THEM. ACCORDINGLY PEOPLE SHOULD VOTE TODAY WITH PARTIES THAT SHARE THEIR IDIOLOGIES AND INSPIRE THEIR BELIEFS AND VALUES. I HAVE FOUND THESE TO BE INCOPRPORATED IN EL KOTLA EL MASREYA AND EL MASREYEEN AL AHRAR.
- Would you mind sharing with us, who do you plan on voting for in the upcoming elections? in terms of party and person ? and why ?
QUESTIONS ANSWERED ABOVE. PLEASE GO TO www.elections2011.com TO FIND OUT WHERE YOU SHOULD VOTE AND WHEN. ALSO YOU CAN CALL LANDLINE 140 AND FIND ALL DETAILS.
- Do you think the elections date would change?
I AM STILL OPIMISTIC THAT IT WILL NOT AND THAT INSPITE OF THESE VERY SAD LATEST INCIDENTS;THAT WE WILL MOVE FORWARD WITH THE ELECTIONS.
- Where do you get most of your news from?
THE WORLD HAS BECOME VERY SMALL WITH THE NEW TECNOLOGIES AVAILABLE. YOU GET TO KNOW WHATS GOING ON IN EGYPT AND THE WORLD SCROLLING DOWN YOUR IPAD AND VISITING THE AVAILABLE NEWS SITES +SOCIAL NETWORK SITES. WHAT I MAKE SURE TO AVOID ARE THE SO CALLED PRIVATE SATELLITE CHANNELS;SPECIALLY THE RADICLE RELIGIOUS ONES THAT SPREAD ETHNIC AND RELIGIOUS DICREMINATIONS.
- What would be a message that you like to just put out there to public?
VOTE! THE ONES WE CALL SWING VOTERS OR SILENT MAJORITY CAN MAKE THE DIFFERENCE.THEY ARE THE ONES THAT HAVE BEEN PASSIVE TO DATE. OUR REVOLUTION WOULD BE HIJACKED AND THE LOSS OF SOULS WOULD BE IN VAIN IF THE LIBERALS OF THIS NOBLE COUNTRY WOULD NOT GO AND STAND IN LINE AND VOTE. VOTE!