Last week, nine young men were executed by the Egyptian junta regime. This execution is really the execution of all our bodies. This execution is the desire of the West and its cooperating administrations, which failed at killing our spirit of resistance and revolt, to eliminate our future.
Only days after walking over law and human dignity by unjustly executing nine young men, European leaders went to Egypt for a meeting with Arab and African leaders. Of course the purpose behind this visit is not to show reaction to the injustice, unlawfulness or murders committed against humanity. Their aim is to show their support to Egypt’s junta regime, to decide how the new Middle East will shape, to reorganize Europe, Arab and Africa relations.
European states failed with respect to Egypt as well. They have always been polite toward Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi, who ousted former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, who received his legitimacy from the people. They greeted him with red carpets in his visits to Europe. During a dinner after the leaders’ meeting, the U.S. administration sat beside him and gave the message, "We are behind whatever you do."
Yet, Sisi gets his power and legitimacy from the soldiers, the so-called lawmakers that issued the nine young men's death sentence. What is behind the European Union's cordiality toward Sisi, the state leader elected with a debatable election in the shadow of a coup? Why is it silent against the junta regime that executed nine young men, while making the caricaturists killed in Paris the world's most important topic and criticizing the state leaders who did not attend their funerals?
Our biggest shortcoming as the Muslim world is our inability to solve our own internal problems and looking up to the two-faced Western regimes for help. Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria are all examples of this helplessness. Russia leaving Afghanistan was a great opportunity for Muslims, and perhaps for the first time, the path to determine their own future was opened for them. Unfortunately, we could not take advantage of the opportunity. The groups we thought were fighters, resisters killed each other in a bloodier manner than Russia. Then, the Taliban trouble emerged and started a war against these groups. Taliban and so-called fighter groups gathered in Russia and requested help from their ancient enemy for the future of Afghanistan, and they prayed together in a hotel room. That photograph was actually the photograph of shame, a lack of identity.
The U.S. entered Iraq while looking us all in the eye, and slaughtered hundreds of thousands of innocent people. It played a determining role with respect to Iraq's future. So-called Arab leaders competed against one another to align with the U.S.
Is Syria any different? The countries of the region abandoned the country's future to the U.S. and Russia's initiative instead of trying to reciprocally understand one another and, instead of agreeing on an administration jointly accepted by Syrians in place of the Assad regime. Arab leaders made do with silently watching the massacres.
Egypt, which is under invasion, is now gathering Arab and European leaders. This time Egypt is joining the quest for a role in France's invasion of Libya. France wants to have a determining role in both Egypt and the Arab world's future. The invasion of the Muslim world started with Napoleon's occupation, and almost a century later, it was completed with the U.K.'s invasion. Now, a new period is starting. The Sisi junta is presenting not only Egypt but the entire Arab world to Napoleon's heirs on a gold platter. And what is it getting in return? The continuation of its illegitimate regimes and in Emmanuel Macron's words, support to fight against "Islamic terrorism."
Meanwhile, the EU is continuing its hypocritical politics. While taking a decision to condemn Turkey for a so-called journalist that has assumed the role of apostle for terrorists to corner Turkey in the international arena, we are faced with the ambiguous Egypt warning of the U.K. and a German politician who is even afraid to give his name against the illegal practices in Egypt.
The West has always been hypocritical in politics, and continues to be so. This showdown and the politics of hypocrisy are behind the pressures aimed at Turkey. The West has been in a showdown with the Muslim world for centuries. Today, they get the greatest support in this policy from Egypt's junta leader Sisi, the Saudi crown prince, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). They are trying to adjust and discipline the Muslim world through these undertakers.
The Arab league that is raising its voice as high as possible against Turkey's initiatives in Sudan is not saying a word about France, the U.K. and Germany's new invasion wave aimed at the Middle East.
The path to ending Europe and the Arab League's hypocrisy is through leaders whose legitimacy is based on their people. This is why the Egyptian administration is executing nine young men and preventing leaders from emerging. The execution of the nine young men is to take control over the future of the Muslim world.
Before the 1980 coup, Muslim activism in Turkey was never involved in terrorism. It tried to understand the world well and be prepared for the future. Even though there were some fractures in this mass, it did not lose its free and independent spirit. It raised leaders that would guide Turkey and the world, and continues to do so.
The way to fight against the West's hypocrisy is through powerful leaders whose legitimacy is based on the people. Only then young people in Egypt or elsewhere will not be executed unlawfully; that is when Erdoğan’s motto, "The world is bigger than five" will be heard a lot stronger.