Ray Hanania Video Commentary: Morsy and the struggle for Democracy in Egypt

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Egyptian’s have very few real choices, but if they succeed in ousting their first-ever Democratically elected President, Mohammed Morsy (Morsi) through protests rather than through an election process, then Democracy may be dead and the Arab Spring will have been little more than one tyrant movement trying to take control from another tyrant movement. Hanania argues that Democracy, not protests, the military or violence, should be the reason for a succession in government. The most important objective for Egyptians is to protect the newly created Democracy, even if the first few Democratic steps have been missteps and filled with challenge. Democracy does not promise great leadership. Democracy promises only a process in which the people exercise their will to select a leader, good, bad or otherwise.

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Ray Hanania

Ray Hanania

RAY HANANIA — Columnist

Ray Hanania is an award winning political columnist and author. He covered Chicago Politics and Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992. Hanania began writing in 1975 when he published The Middle Eastern Voice newspaper in Chicago (1975-1977). He later published “The National Arab American Times” newspaper which was distributed through 12,500 Middle East food stores in 48 American States (2004-2007).

Hanania writes weekly columns on Middle East and American Arab issues for the Arab News in Saudi Arabia at www.ArabNews.com, and at TheArabDailyNews.com, TheDailyHookah.com and at SuburbanChicagoland.com.

Palestinian, American Arab and Christian, Hanania’s parents originate from Jerusalem and Bethlehem.

Hanania is the recipient of four (4) Chicago Headline Club “Peter Lisagor Awards” for Column writing. In November 2006, he was named “Best Ethnic American Columnist” by the New American Media;In 2009, he received the prestigious Sigma Delta Chi Award for Writing from the Society of Professional Journalists. He is the recipient of the MT Mehdi Courage in Journalism Award. Hanania has also received two (2) Chicago Stick-o-Type awards from the Chicago Newspaper Guild, and in 1990 was nominated by the Chicago Sun-Times for a Pulitzer Prize for his four-part series on the Palestinian Intifada.

His wife and son are Jewish and he performs standup comedy lampooning Arab-Jewish relations, advocating for peace based on non-violence, mutual recognition and Two-States.

His Facebook Page is Facebook.com/rghanania

Email him at: RGHanania@gmail.com

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Ray Hanania