Silence in Egypt
by JessicaZytynsky on November 14, 2013 - 11:03am
In this article written by Hisham Allam on November 7th 2013, the government wants to implement a new law: to forbid freedom of expression. Egypt, who won this right in 2011 are being threatened to have it taken away. The government wants to ban all riots, whether it is a peaceful one or not. This law states that if people go against this law they will be charged with betrayal and sent to prison. Also, they will be charged a fine of 42, 000 dollars. The government stated that this law should be put into place because if not the country will slide into daily chaos and many crimes will start to happen. The Egyptian population are totally against this law because it is their way of speaking out to the higher power. Workers who have horrible working conditions create peaceful riots to create awareness. But now that the government wants to pass this anti-protesting law how will the workers or the population have a voice? Many say that the higher power want to silence Egypt once and for all, to bring back peace. But by taking away their freedom of speech peace will turn into anger and devastating events will carry on. President Adly Mansour opinion of approving this law is still not confirmed.
In my opinion, I think the abolishing of the freedom of speech right is senseless. How can a country be in peace if no one states its opinions? Here in Canada freedom of speech is crucial for us. It enables us to show the government how we feel about certain laws or things he would want to change. The Egyptian government should not take that right away from its people because the opposite will happen. They will not be able to silence the Egyptian population on the contrary, people will start protesting and doing more criminal activities than what is happening now.