Here is a video of the public rejoicing:-
A military coup in Egypt may paradoxically be the only way back to democracy. President Morsi was elected on a platform of respect for human rights and freedom of conscience. As soon as he got to power, he started to force through the agenda of the Muslim Brotherhood, including Sharia law and the oppression of women. Churches were burned down and Christians driven from their homes, some of them attacked and murdered.
On April 7th, the funeral of five Christians murdered by islamic extremists in a village in Northern Egypt was being held at the Coptic cathedral in Cairo. The cathedral and the crowd of mourners was attacked by islamic extremists armed with machetes. Two people were murdered and many had to flee in terror. The Egyptian police did nothing to protect the Christians and the left-leaning Western media virtually ignored it.
Since the army takeover, Muslim Brotherhood gangs have been torching Christian churches in revenge. They have burnt down one in the village of al-Minya, where pro-Morsi forces in the last few days distributed threats that anyone joining the rebellion could expect to have their homes, cars, businesses and property burned down.
Destroying the pyramids - evil non-muslim monuments! - and forcing women to wear the burka in public were two of Morsi's "Arab Spring" policies.
Any head of state who deviates from his professed agenda after being elected (in Egypt or here in the UK) has committed a grave crime, one of the few that really tempt a civilized person to bring back the death penalty. Why? Because it undermines the whole system of democracy and makes peaceful government by consent and negotiation an impossibility. It drives people to resort to violence because they have no other way.
Pope Tawadros II, leader of the Coptic Orthodox Church, has issued this official message:
"It is wonderful to see the Egyptian people taking back their stolen revolution in a peaceful way, through the idea of Rebel and its youth."
And this from the Most Rev Dr Mouneer Hanna Anis, Anglican Bishop of Egypt (and Jerusalem, the Middle East, North Africa and the Horn of Africa):
At last, Egypt is now free from the oppressive rule of the Muslim Brotherhood! The Armed Forces took the side of the millions of Egyptians who demonstrated in the streets since the 30th of June against President Mursi and the Muslim Brotherhood. The Armed Forces responded to the invitation of the people to intervene and force the President to step down at the request of the people of Egypt. Field Marshall Abdel Fattah el-SiSi invited His Holiness Pope Tawadros II and The Grand Imam of Egypt Dr. Ahmed el-Tayyib, and other political leaders, to discuss the roadmap for the future of Egypt. After this meeting, it was announced that the head of the constitutional court will be an interim leader of the nation. The current controversial constitution is now suspended. The new government will involve capable people from different backgrounds.
As soon as Field Marshall Abdel Fattah el-Sisi announced this, millions of Egyptians on the streets went around rejoicing, singing, dancing, and making a lot of fireworks. I have never seen Egyptians rejoicing in such a way! They deserve this joy as they insisted to write their own history!
Since the Muslim Brotherhood ruled the country a year ago, we Egyptians experienced divisions, exclusions, sectarian clashes, fanaticism, a decrease in tourism, and a bad economy.
This is an answer to the prayers of so many people from around the world who were praying for our beloved country Egypt. Please continue to pray for protection from violent reaction of the Islamists which already has started. Pray also for unity and reconciliation after more than 1 year of divisions.
May the Lord bless you!
+ Mouneer Egypt"