“Give me liberty or give me death!” So said Patrick Henry at the Virgina House of Burgess on March 23, 1775. Though an American uttered this statement, Egyptians are now embodying the same ideal. But there is reason to take pause. Though Egyptians have gained their independence, there are some responsibilities associated with this new found freedom.
As a proud Ahmadi Muslim American, I was appalled to see Muslims attacking an Alexandrian church a few weeks ago. Now that there is a need for a new government, Egyptians need to ensure religious freedom prevails. While Muslims might be the majority in Egypt, non-Muslims must have the same rights. Freedom should not give way to tyranny.
Saad Ahmed, Gilbert