Ok..let's first of all agree..that God may rest his soul in peace..! He's a child after all..and "la shamata fi al mawt"! Especially this 12-year-old child is quite harmless, whatever the income or the sources of his parents and "grandparents" (the royal family)...He has no punishment for it (if God wills)..according to the doctrines of religion and this is quite understood!
Now, everyone is mad at the exaggeration of the media! Most channels are mourning (3ala ra2y Morsi el zanaty marshat 3askrya w Quraan)! But I mean..what do you expect...!! It's the PRESIDENT'S GRANDSON...would they ignore him?????! C'mon..it's nothing new that if the president sneezed they'd all run offering him a klinex!! if you can see the analogy! so it's quite expected! They want to LIVE AND SURVIVE..on the way of "Momtaz el 2ott"!! (btw, I cannot wait to read what Mr. Excellent will write!!)
The problem is..that we feel that injustice! I mean, if we have seen that when el Messiri died, Mostageer, those of the burnt theatre, trains, crashed planes, starving children, homeless raped girls, cancer people bedridden ...or the drowned ones..if we have seen they had their due and there was a mourning for them too...and their deliberate death and suffering were respected...! We wouldn't have been holding any grudge now against all the fuss about the Grandchild who died!
The military funeral, the coffin wrapped in a flag, won't bring back that child...nor the humble Egyptians who die everyday..and will still die if the corrupt system still goes on the way it already is!
But afterall, it's a child who died..we cannot mix our feelings and curse the family still...! and we won't love them either...! we just need to differentiate between matters! Or at least...if you cannot show your compassion for a child .. and the morale out of the whole issue of death! Then, it's better to be silent!
We should not be so judgemental..we're not God after all!
More marginal notes:
Though the news of the boy's death is reported since yesterday, Al Ahram did not issue any headline about it...and no obituary was published YET!
The President did not attent the funeral!!!
Rotana channels (Prince Waleed Ibn Telal) did not even pause his channels for a moment of one Quraanic verse or paying any public condolences as his fellows on other channels! (I wonder why he did not join the carnival...?)
Naguib Sawiriss's OTV : One was for Quraan and the other was for Entertainment and songs still! (that's the benefit of having two channels lol)
Online comments of people: I've came across a number of online articles about declaring the news..the comments some of them were hilarious indeed!! They were still praying for the child for recovery (before the declaration of death)...some would sincerely ask the president or anyone of the family to have ablution and do this and that and read this prayer or certain Suraa..as if the presidential family are opening the webpage waiting for instruction of how to save the child!! Either those who commented that way..were naively sincere, driven by their passion as parents, or either they're kidding! Other than that the simple condolences went on..which is Ok I suppose!
Programs on TV. of course were all about interviewing a Sheikh or so..to speak about Death, visitation, families losing a child, and such topics! Intervals of phonecalls from viewers were all condolences to the family... however some still sounded comic! and again I ask are they naive or are these a set up or what?!
Till now, nothing is certain about how that boy died! It's again this concealing and camouflage and no transparency whatsoever! What's the big deal if they'd say he died because this of that! why are they always afraid of directness and being straight-forward! C'mon, grow up! We're not asking about the health status of the President (God forbid, we cannot dream ever to know!!!) why won't you declare the cause..you may even gain more compassion!!
Finally...for my own stance...well he's a young boy..who did nothing and cannot be blamed for whatever his family had done...! I'm not whining and crying..and I'm not gloating and happy either ! It's death after all..and may you reside in Paradise isA!
Dear Little Boy... I'm sorry for any word that could be said about your death from anyone who is so pained from any wrong they had because of sins you never committed against them! I'm sorry that you are such a public figure and such propaganda has to go on around your death! I'm sorry that some people would say that it's unfair while their children suffered and died in silence as well because of the harm done from the ruler you only knew him as "grandpa"! May you rest in peace, find your place in heaven, console the hearts of your family..and find serenity in a better world than ours!
3 years ago