Michigan Epyptians http://michiganradio.org en Michigan Egyptians voice support for protestors http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-egyptians-voice-support-protestors <p>Egyptians in Michigan are voicing their support for <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/01/world/middleeast/01egypt.html?hp">anti-government protestors in that country.</a></p><p>Members of the newly-formed American Egyptian Muslim Society issued a statement of support Monday for continued demonstrations against Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.</p><p>The group says it affirms the “non-violent” portions of the movement for “political and social reform” in Egypt.</p><p>Shereef Akeel, an Egyptian-American civil rights lawyer, says the <a href="http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/newsdesk/2011/01/monday-in-cairo.html">protesters come from all segments of Egyptian society.</a></p><blockquote><p> “We’re witnessing a collaborative effort by a people of different religions, different persuasions, different economic classes…poor, rich…different worshippers from different denominations, all in the streets together.”</p></blockquote><p>Akeel says he never dreamed the Egyptian protests would turn into a possible revolution.</p><p>He says it’s understandable the U.S. would be concerned about a potential “vacuum of power” if Mubarak is overthrown. But he maintains the diversity of the demonstrators shows it’s possible the country has a moderate, secular future. Mon, 31 Jan 2011 22:48:26 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 1106 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan Egyptians voice support for protestors