Whenever I came across those signs while driving or walking by a police station, or during a demo where Iâ€™m getting my share of beatings on the hands of the CSF, I always wondered what â€œnationâ€� exactly was the Interior Ministryâ€™s motto referring to, that we, the people, together with our brave police officers should protect? Mubarakâ€™s posters were usually present somewhere near the signs, and that always gave me a quick answer to my naÃ¯ve question.
Well, it seems an Egyptian lawyer by the name Nabih el-Wahsh has been a bit upset with the Interiorâ€™s motto too, so he filed a lawsuit against it, demanding the return to the old motto. I had no clue about the case, till I came across this Wafd report. The lawyer has won the case (donâ€™t know when?), and scored another triumph yesterday with the Higher Administrative Court rejecting the Interiorâ€™s appeal, and ordering the ministry to lift off the new motto from police stations and security directorates in all provinces, as it was deemed â€œunconstitutional.â€�
Thus, now our Interior Ministry is to return to be â€œin service of the people." So fellow Egyptians, cheer up... you will be served... yes, served awi awi..