This commentary was published in The Arab Times on 12/06/2011
We are aware that the public usually revolts against an authoritarian ruler or a corrupt leader who steals the wealth of a nation and allows its people to wallow in abject poverty, or a tyrant who uses armored tanks to suppress freedom and imprisons everyone who expresses his or her opinion. Besides these traits, we do not know of any other reason for the people to rebel against their leader. Maybe the luxury of free time or recklessness with wealth might prompt other people to do so, as in the case of some of our lawmakers who deceive certain individuals and convince them to participate in protests under the pretext of demanding freedom and protection of dignity. They have been calling for the ouster of the prime minister to settle personal scores, considering no one has tampered with their freedom or dignity. Actually, these lawmakers have disregarded the freedom of others and pride of the people. They have abused the absolute freedom in the country with impunity.
The lawmakers, who have been spearheading these protests, milk the nation day and night without any hindrance, yet they still take to the streets with placards, shouting slogans at the top of their lungs to demand the ouster of the prime minister, who repeatedly demonstrated his resolve to respect freedom of expression without limits.