Ed (8 Feb 2011)
"Christian from Egypt reporting on distorted news coverage"


Forwarded email report from Egypt:
Dear friends,

I am writing this to you as a witness to what is going on from the streets of
Cairo over the last few days.  We have been following the developments since
January 25th, which started with a large group of Egyptian youth taking to
Tahrir square in an anti-government protest with specific demands.  I know some
of these people who were in that group and I talked with them.  What is
happening now has nothing to do with this original protest!  What is happening
right now is a conspiracy to topple Mubarak from outside the country!!  I am
not a conspiracy theorist, but let me tell you what I have personnally
witnessed on the streets of Cairo.

I want to share first what the LORD told me on Friday morning.

I went to the LORD in prayer on Thursday evening, praying like many others for
protection and for the restoration of peace and security in my land.  I told
the LORD: "Father, answer my prayers with rain", which He has several
times before.  I went to sleep.  I woke up on Friday morning and went directly
to prayer.  Immediately, I sensed a strong urgency from the LORD saying:
"As the people of Egypt presented their requests to Mubarak, I am calling
on My people to rise up before me and present their requests to me for their
nation".  I went on to hear the LORD: "Let the Holy Council
assemble".  I didn't understand who this Coucil was, but I knew in my
heart that the LORD meant that there are people in my land that are called by
the LORD to stand before him as His Holy Council with authority to make
declaration over the land, to establish the Kingdom in the land.  My demands to
the LORD were not political ny nature.  I prayed for "good news to the
poor, freedom for the oppressed, healing for the brokenhearted, and the
acceptable year of the LORD" as the Holy Spirit gave guidance. The LORD
spoke to me the words "JUSTICE" and "TRUTH". As I went to
talk with Rania afterwards, she told me that she had been awake all through the
night, and that IT RAINED around 12:45 am.  It was very strong, but not for a
very long time (a few minutes).  I knew then that it was the LORD. The LORD
spoke Psalm 97:1-2:

The LORD reigns, let the earth be glad;
   let the distant shores rejoice.
Clouds and thick darkness surround him;
   righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.

Indeed, there had been unusual clouds and very thick fog in December over Cairo,
unprecedented in frequency and intensity.  Again, the words TRUTH (or
righteousness in the English translation) and JUSTICE resounded.

As we followed the unfolding of events including the announced change in
government and president Mubarak's speech, we wondered why the international
news media is focusing only on the thousands in Tahrir square who are
escalating their demands and refusing dialogue.  The news media is reporting
this as "the people of Egypt" wanting Mubarak to leave immediately.
Did they ask the "people of Egypt?".  For one, they did not ask me!
Where are those, like myself, that want change and reform, but accept the
changes that Mubarak is proposing, and want a peaceful transition through
elections in September?

We decided to take to the streets to voice our opinion.  On Tuesday February 1st
we went to Mustafa Mahmoud square in Mohandessin.  There were about one
thousand people there around 3:30 pm. (yes, we broke the curfew).  the crowd
grew to about 2500 by 5:00 pm.  People were calling their friends over the
phone telling them to come.  We left at about 6:30 pm and returned yesterday,
Wednesday, starting at 11:00 am.  The small group had swelled to TENS OF
THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE standing together with banners saying things like:

- yes to stability, yes to Mubarak

- give change a chance

- we are sorry Mr. president

- we accept dialogue, we trust you

- no to ElBaradei, no to the muslim brotherhood (many like this one)

- we are the Egyptians, where is Al-Jazeera, let them come and see

- no to corruption, no to vandalism

- we got what we asked the president for, so why are people still in Tahrir?
Who are they? What do they want?

etc., etc., etc.

By 2:00 pm, the crowd had grown to SEVERAL HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE,
maybe up to a million, stretching from Sphinx square to Sudan street.  We had a
great sense of unity and victory.  We met with people who were in the original
protest in Tahrir square who decided to join us saying: we got what we asked
for, and now we accept Mubarak's changes and proposals".

We left around 4:15 pm.  The numbers had grown even more, POSSIBLY OVER A
MILLION. As we drove home we saw the same slogans on banners all over the city,
on cars, on walls, on shop windows. We learned that similar demonstrations are
taking place ALL OVER THE COUNTRY, IN MAY DIFFERENT CITIES. THIS IS THE CRY OF
THE PEOPLE OF EGYPT THAT IS BEING TOTALLY IGNORED BY THE INTERNATIONAL NEWS
MEDIA. Is this on purpose??!!! I am perplexed!!!  I am wondering: How come CNN,
the BBC, and others are reporting ONLY the anti-government protests as the
voice of the people? This is not JUSTICE, this is not TRUTH. There have been
reports that these people are being paid by the government.  NOT TRUE! I was
there with many many others.  I SAW THE STREETS.

Now to the situation in Tahrir square. Only a few people (hundreds?) are still
there from the original protesters. They have been slowly replaced by other
HIGHLY ORGANIZED GROUPS.  They all have the same model of cell phones.  They
all have the same blankets (eye witnesses). THESE ARE NOT THE PEOPLE OF EGYPT.
Some witnesses claim that they don't look Egyptians, and don't sound Egyptians
(different accent, different dialect).  THIS IS A BIG ORGANIZED COUP TO TRY TO
CONVINCE THE WORLD THROUGH THE MEDIA THAT EGYPT WANTS MUBARAK TO GO, AND THE
MEDIA IS PART OF THE DECEPTION.  People in Tahrir square are escalating the
situation on prupose to topple President Mubarak FOR THEIR OWN HIDDEN AGENDAS.
This is TYPICAL OF THE MUSLIM BROTHERS, AND EVERYBODY IN THE STREETS OF CAIRO
KNOWS THIS.  We heard people on the streets saying that the plot to take over
the country is now clear.  THE INTERNATIONAL MEDIA DON'T WANT YOU TO KNOW THIS.
 The escalation of violence in Tahrir square is because of this.  Egyptians who
love Egypt, the millions that took to the streets yesterday, want this to end.
They fully understand that president Mubarak is between a rock and a hard
place, that he cannot quench the unrest in Tahrir through the army, so the
people want to go to Tahrir to disperse the crowds there by themselves.  People
in Tahrir are vastly outnumbered.  If Egyptians go the Tahrir square to take
control of the situation, more chaos will erupt, giving a chance to the
international media to blame the President even more.

If Egypt falls, then neighbouring countries are going to fall one after the
other. WE NEED PRAYER, WE ASK FOR TRUTH, WE ASK FOR JUSTICE, and above all
LORD, in wrath, REMEMBER MERCY.  Stand with us. The Lord calls Egypt "My
people". He is calling on His HOLY COUNCIL in the land of Egypt to stand
before Him, to make declarations in the heavenlies to establish a new
'constitution' in the land based on the principles of the Word of God, to
establish a 'new foundation' for His kingdom to come.  Pray for the schemes of
the enemy to be annulled and voided.  Pray for deception to be exposed. We
humble ourselves and pray.  We seek the Face of the LORD.  We turn from our
wicked ways. LISTEN TO US LORD, FORGIVE US, HEAL OUR LAND.  In the Name of
Jesus.

In Him, standing for God's purposes in Egypt,

Rafik