Friday, February 11, 2011
In the "normal" state of things, we in the West are supposed to inspire other nations to seek freedom and fight for democracy. Today it is Egypt that inspires all of us.
Egypt certainly inspires me. Al-Jazeera carried a photo of a Christian cleric and a Muslim holding hands - one lifting a cross high, the other a Koran. They stood together for freedom and that is why they gained it today. I hope and pray that this spirit of unity remains tight and strong. Egypt can be an example to the entire world - an example of peaceful revolution.
It is now up to us to support them - the people - not the army or the powerful but the people and their wishes.
I'll be happy to give them a slogan we are no longer using here - Yes. we can!