Superman Takes a Stand in Tahrir Square

Superman in Tahrir Square, Cairo Egypt Dec 7 2012

“You’ve got to see what my crazy father is doing,” Mojo said when I woke up this morning.

He showed me the photo on his Ipad.  Superman was sitting in Tahrir Square protesting President Morsy and his constitution.  His slogan was simple and to the point.  “NO.”

My eyes brimmed with tears.

“Egypt has been a Muslim country for fourteen hundred years,” my father-in-law had told me during his visit.  “We don’t need an Islamic government telling us how to behave.”

Mojo’s family holds Egypt’s memories.  Since the beginning of time, his mother’s family has lived in Egypt.  Her great, great-grandfather was the Grand Mufti of Cairo married to Rifa’a al-Tahtawi’s sister.  Al-Tahtawi wrote about the patriotic responsibility of citizenship and how a divided Egypt would fall to outside invaders.

For generations, Superman‘s family married into the royal family, acted as military officers, and managed the royal land.  His father was a senator who drafted legislation to turn land over to the fellahin.  His presence in Tahrir Square, the garden of his youth, is a positive sign.  This 78-year old man represents generations of moderate, tolerant, Egyptians.

The light of his ancestors shines on him.

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17 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Anonymous
    Dec 09, 2012 @ 18:04:56

    Go SUPERMAN go!! Fly high and strong..

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  2. LmbK
    Dec 10, 2012 @ 02:27:05

    I’m so proud to know him. I’ve been concerned about their safety but he is Superman after all, standing on the side of justice. SUPER!

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  3. Ginger Stevens
    Dec 10, 2012 @ 05:49:21

    That is inspiring… Many Blessings in his directions.

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  4. journeyman1977
    Dec 10, 2012 @ 11:10:45

    Egypt needs more men like your father in law….men with integrity and spine. It’s not far fetched to call him a superman….come to think of the pivotal role that Egypt plays in regional stability. The fate of the world really does hang in the balance and it’s reliant upon upright Egyptians (such as he) to unite and put an errant government in check.

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    • Eva the Dragon
      Dec 10, 2012 @ 14:15:03

      Margaret Mead said something to the effect, all it takes is one person for change to happen. And in fact that is the only way it begins.

      We are watching and praying for the outcome that will bring the highest good to everyone in Egypt and the region. Thank you for your positive thoughts.

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      • journeyman1977
        Dec 10, 2012 @ 14:21:22

        You’ll always have it. Prayers and good vibes going out to the men there standing with your father in law.

      • Eva the Dragon
        Dec 10, 2012 @ 21:19:57

        Thank you for helping to spread goodwill. So many are ready for a change for the better. Everyone that helps brings us closer.

      • journeyman1977
        Dec 10, 2012 @ 21:22:15

        it’ll happen, Eva…the brotherhood had its chance and failed…time for the moderates now

  5. April
    Dec 10, 2012 @ 18:30:19

    GO SUPERMAN!

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  6. Deborah Hope
    Dec 10, 2012 @ 22:51:47

    Not crazy at all! Egypt needs people like your father in law to take a stand.

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    • Eva the Dragon
      Dec 11, 2012 @ 12:09:03

      It is such a big change for the people to speak out. Mojo’s parents both voted, unlike many of their moderate friends. In the end it was a minority of the Egyptian people who voted in President Morsy.

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  7. kaalex6
    Dec 11, 2012 @ 03:48:44

    So awesome, to be part of something so historical and important and brave. So superman-ish.

    Reply

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