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 is an award winning political and humor columnist who analyzes American and Middle East politics, and life in general. He is an author of several books.

"I write about three topics, the Middle East, politics and life in general. I often take my life experiences and offer them in an entertaining way to readers, and I take on the toughest topics like the Israel-Palestine conflict and don't pull any punches about what I feel is fair. But, my priority is always about writing the good story."

Hanania 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 www.TheArabDailyNews.com, www.TheDailyHookah.com and at SuburbanChicagoland.com. He has also published weekly columns in the Jerusalem Post newspaper, YNetNews.com, Newsday Newspaper in New York, the Orlando Sentinel Newspapers, and the Arlington Heights Daily Herald.

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, Hanania 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. He was honored for his writing skills with two (2) Chicago Stick-o-Type awards from the Chicago Newspaper Guild. In 1990, Hanania was nominated by the Chicago Sun-Times editors for a Pulitzer Prize for his four-part series on the Palestinian Intifada.

His writings have also been honored by two national Awards from ADC for his writing, and from the National Arab American Journalists Association.

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0 comments on “Ray Hanania Video Commentary: Morsy and the struggle for Democracy in Egypt
  1. ruleduke says:

    You made some interesting points until “Arabs are culturally a very emotional people.” And with everything thereafter you lost me.

  2. Ray Hanania says:

    I think the point that Arabs are emotional comes int he context of their being oppressed, as I noted. Their history is one of oppression and they were denied their right to free speech. They only had limited speech, approved speech and approved opinions. Emotion is a consequence of being unable to vent. And more than anyone else, Arabs have been culturally suppressed and politically oppressed.

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