Regarding the current changes in the Middle East, As an Algerian…
…as an Algerian-American I’m confused and disappointed. I don’t know how many times I’ve been asked how I feel on the ‘Algerian revolution’ in these past couple of months and many time’s I’ve been cautious about expressing my opinion as to not offend anyone.
Yes, I did a victory dance for Tunisia and Egypt. Yes, my heart is with Libya, Syria, Yemen and Qatar. If anything, Algeria I’m disappointed. I am not going to sit in a comfortable chair (having done nothing that impacted the revolution directly) and say I am disappointed in the Algerian people for not rising higher than everyone else. I’m disappointed there is still no change but I am very proud of every single Algerian who took to the streets to fight for what they want- But what does el sha3b el Jaza2iri want? The ones I’ve spoken to say that the el sha3b el jaza2iri is divided based on this.
Some want the president to step down, others want things to change and some who have been struggling with the conditions: just don’t care.
Protests in Algeria began in December, some are still continuing to this day. Will anything come to change in Algeria? And what’s stopping this change from coming sooner? Allahu Alim…
Far7 we aman
el sha3b el jaza2iri: The Algerian people
Allahu Alim: God is all knowing