Wednesday, 13 April 2011

God is indeed occasionally great

Not all that often, but I suspect a few ‘Allahu Akbars’ rang out among Egyptians today upon hearing the news that Mubarak’s two oily sons, Gamal and Alaa, were under arrest at the prison where many powerless Egyptians had been tortured over three decades. Quite a comedown to be facing prosecutor questions about corruption and political violence in the world that they thought they owned when Daddy was pharaoh. Who knows if it will last, but it’s a great, uplifting moment for oppressed and abused people everywhere. Maybe the Mubaraks now wish they had permitted an independent judiciary to form and exercise the rule of law--now that they need it themselves.

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