I witnessed first hand just how quickly a country can be lost.

Muslim Brotherhood, Book Burning, Egypt
Muslim Brotherhood, Book Burning, Egypt

One of the first things the Muslim Brotherhood did when they took over Egypt was remove Egyptian history from the textbooks. Textbooks were confiscated and replaced with the Muslim Brotherhood’s version of history.

Their intent was obvious. They did not want future generations to know their own history. With it gone from textbooks, within a short period of time no one would know their history, nor could they fight for it.

More importantly, they wanted to remove nationalistic pride. Nationalistic pride is important for unity.

Within one week, after the Brotherhood took power, the Egyptian national anthem was banned from being played on the radio. On some stations, it had been played every hour and gave people a sense of their past and their achievements as a united people.

I could go on giving examples. But I think you guys need to start making plans to take your country back. There are subversive groups taking your country. And things can move faster than you think they can. I witnessed first hand just how quickly a country can be lost.

Because you see, they’ve been organizing and planning for many years, decades. So when they make their final moves, it happens so fast it makes your head spin.

From January 2011 to August 2013 there was daily violence in the streets throughout Egypt. It was a constant ongoing buildup of violent “protests”.

Mobs of Muslim Brotherhood “protesters” were in the streets physically taking away the rights of the average Egyptian.

But the people prevailed and they did it peacefully, unarmed, by coming out in such large numbers that no Muslim Brotherhood could touch them.

But first, they organized. It took a few months, but they did it via Facebook and Twitter.

Photo is of what we dealt with on an ongoing basis.

And p.s., one of the first things they did was disable the police force. They did this with accusations of police brutality. Over time, the police were impotent and didn’t stop the “protesters” for fear of being called abusive. After a few months, the police didn’t come out, they were told to stand down.

Cheri Berens lives in Egypt working as a researcher for the Egyptian Ministry of Culture. She experienced Egypt’s 2011 and 2013 revolutions and witnessed the Muslim Brotherhood takeover and violence that followed.