What if the democracy brings about a result that you don’t like? Or what if the free will of the people turns into a so-called nondemocratic result?
These are the most important questions behind the popular protests in Egypt today.
No one was happy with the outcome of the elections held after the fall of Mobarak regime, except people who voted for the Islamic Brotherhood. The consequence was not favourable for Coptic Christians and seculars inside the country. Especially those who were part of the former regime were deeply sad and anxious about Morsi governing the country.
Outside Egypt, it is hard to say that Israel and even US were happy to see Morsi in power. When we carefully read events happening in Palestine after the elections, we obviously notice that there is a parralellness between Morsi’s presidency and escalation of violence in Palestine. This can be interpreted as a strong reaction to or even a rejection of the “Morsi governing Egypt”.
Morsi and his supporters must admit that there are rules that they cannot change. They will adapt themselves to the conditions and rules of the game or they will be kicked out of the game. The resistance against Morsi is not merely a pure public opinion arising from the devotion to the democratic values, but it is the reaction of “Middle East reality”.
Morsi has been too impatient. Revolution, fall of Mobarak and his coming to power… all happened in a considerably short time. Apparently he did not have enough time to analize all the dynamics shaping politics in Middle East and Egypt.
Morsi might have been seeing some similarities between his government and Justice and Development Party in Turkey. Yet, as it can be observed from the consequences today, there are deep dissimilarities between the conditions that brought Erdogan to power and those in Egypt. Erdogan was also surrounded by difficulties inside and outside the country, but it took him much longer period of time to reach the position where he is today.
I am sure that Mr Morsi is now learning so many subjecets like “Gaza factor” and “CNN factor” in the political classroom called Middle East. But will he have enough time to practice all of the lessons for securing his presidency is the biggest question still to be answered