19 Agustus 2013

Looking Through the Egyptian's Perspective

Posting berikut ini merupakan hasil repost dari apa yang saya tweet pada tanggal 16 Agustus 2013. Yok, coba baca hasil percakapan saya dengan seorang teman dari Mesir tentang apa yang sebenarnya terjadi di sana, dilihat dari perspektif dia sebagai orang Mesir asli. Ini sangat penting, jadi kita bisa melihat dari sisi lain, tidak hanya dari sisi yang selama ini kita yakin (paling) benar.

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Barusan saya ngobrol dengan seorang teman, orang #Mesir asli, terkait apa sebenarnya yang terjadi di sana. #EgyptianInterview

Saya penasaran bagaimana orang #Mesir melihat kasus ini. Bukan dari kacamata media/orang Indonesia (yang tahu dari media).#EgyptianInterview

Ternyata, hasilnya sangat berbeda dengan apa yang belakangan ini kita dengar. #EgyptianInterview
Penasaran? Yok disimak! #EgyptianInterview

Fauzan: Nesma, I'm really curious about what is actually going on in your country. Could you tell me? #EgyptianInterview

Nesma: I really would like to discuss about it because I believe to the social media is not showing everything. #EgyptianInterview

Fauzan: I argued with some of my friends about how the people here, especially the Muslims in Indonesia. #EgyptianInterview

Fauzan: That's why, I really want to know from you, your opinion as an Egyptian, as the youth. #EgyptianInterview

Nesma: We demonstrated because we don't want Morsy and his Moslem Brothers party. #EgyptianInterview

Fauzan: You mean that Ikhwanul Muslimin? #EgyptianInterview

Nesma: Yes, Ikhwan. We did voted for him, Morsy, but it was because we didn't have any other choice. #EgyptianInterview

Fauzan: When Mubarak was ousted from his government, who did that? The whole country, or the Ikhwan? #EgyptianInterview

Nesma: All the country. Which means, all the people, including Moslems, Coptics, poor, rich, including Ikhwan as well. #EgyptianInterview

Fauzan: After that, the only choice you got was Morsy...? #EgyptianInterview

Nesma: We had Shafik (old regime) & Morsy. We did revolution against old regime, so logically we won't vote for Shafik. #EgyptianInterview

Nesma: So then we voted for Morsy though we dont want the Moslem Brothers (IM), but he promised many things. #EgyptianInterview

Nesma: What did he (Morsy) do in one year? Nothing... the country became even worse from Mubarak's time. #EgyptianInterview

Nesma: The economics went down. People are suffering. They don't have jobs or place to live in, or money, etc. #EgyptianInterview 

Nesma: And above all of that, Morsy is not proffestional at all. In his speaches, he can't even talk in a diplomatic way #EgyptianInterview 

Nesma: So we went to the streets with more than 20 million peopel all around Egypt. #EgyptianInterview 

Nesma: It was more than the people on the street in the 2011 revulution, against Mubarak.  #EgyptianInterview 

Nesma: Everyone asked Morsy to step down because he didn't fulfil his promisses to us. #EgyptianInterview 

Nesma: And he said once in his speech that he doesn't even care abot Egypt. #EgyptianInterview 

Nesma: All what he cares for is to wide the Ikhwan group around the arabs nations. #EgyptianInterview 

Nesma: The military had meetings with Morsy and told him that he should find a solution and please his people. #EgyptianInterview 

Nesma: But, all what Morsy did was against people and made them even more agressive and made us to hate him more. #EgyptianInterview 

Nesma: For a time, we didn't have water, no electrecity, not even gas for cars. #EgyptianInterview 

Nesma: People used to stand for hours in a long rows because of the gas. #EgyptianInterview 

Nesma: So, when the military realized that Morsy is not cleaver enough to find the solution and that he was (cont'd) #EgyptianInterview 

Nesma: ... only making the people more agressive, the military gave a speech and said that he will give Morsy (cont'd) #EgyptianInterview 

Nesma: ... 48 hours to find a good solution for everyone. So the military gave him 48 hours to solve the problem. #EgyptianInterview 

Nesma: And if Morsy did nothing, it's the military job to give a better solution to the country. #EgyptianInterview 

Nesma: At that point, the majority of the people in Egypt was against Morsy. #EgyptianInterview 

Nesma: After that, Morsy gave a speech where he was only talking about the shareea and about the demonstration (cont'd) #EgyptianInterview 

Nesma: ... but about giving any solutions... There was nothing. #EgyptianInterview 

Nesma: You have to keep in mind that there are also Coptic people who are living in Egypt, not only Moslems. #EgyptianInterview 

Nesma: So, Morsy was not even paying attention to that. #EgyptianInterview 

Nesma: After Morsy steped down, the military made a new goverment, just for about a year (cont'd) #EgyptianInterview 

Nesma: ... in order to plan for the next elections and to put rules that all the people can follow. #EgyptianInterview

Nesma: On the other side, of course, Ikhwan is angry. And actually, they're not that much. #EgyptianInterview

Nesma: So, what do they do? They go to the poor people. They give them money and food, and tell them (cont'd) #EgyptianInterview

Nesma: ... if u didn't join on our side, you will go to hell. The poor people of course are not educated. #EgyptianInterview

Nesma: And they don't even care. All they care is to have house, money, & food. And that's (cont'd) #EgyptianInterview

Nesma: ... what Ikhwan did give to them... and that was wrong. Anyway, they do that in every elections. #EgyptianInterview

Nesma: And they said, they won't leave "el 2ete7adeya", it's the place where they demonstrated. #EgyptianInterview

Nesma: They said, they won't leave this place until Morsy comes again. #EgyptianInterview

Nesma: And they (Ikhwan) started killing normal people on the street and throw the people from balconies. #EgyptianInterview

Nesma: You can see all of that on YouTube, by the way. #EgyptianInterview

Nesma: And they tell the media that it was the military who did that, in order to make people (cont'd) #EgyptianInterview 

Nesma: ... believe it was the military who kills Ikhwan. But it's the way around. #EgyptianInterview

Nesma: It has been always known that Ikhwan have all kinds of guns and they walk normally like that on the steet. #EgyptianInterview 

Nesma: But from all of that, I learned that you shouldn't believe or trust anyone 100%. #EgyptianInterview 

Nesma: Because whether Morsy or old regime, or even military, all of them look for what he will "win out of this game". #EgyptianInterview 

Fauzan: "When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die", right? #EgyptianInterview 

Nesma: Yea, exactly! #EgyptianInterview 

Nesma: But I really hope for the rest and people won't die... #EgyptianInterview

Apa saya lakukan ini semata-mata untuk mencari perspektif baru soal kisruh di Mesir. Terkadang tidak semua yang kita dengar atau lihat itu benar adanya. Dengan ini, kita bisa mendapat pengetahuan baru. Saya tidak memilah-milih siapa yang saya wawancara. Jika ada yang bilang bahwa wawancara ini kurang cover both sides karena hanya menyajikan pendukung pemerintah militer, faktanya, saya tidak tahu sebelumnya "posisi" dia dalam hal ini sebelumnya. Namun, Nesma adalah teman saya, dia juga seorang muslim.

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