To the esteemed opponents of the military dictatorship,
to the many who are uninformed, and to the supporters of el-Sisi, et al:
I’m not writing these lines because I am an Egyptian, or because I am a member of the Muslim Brotherhood. I am not. I am an American citizen who was born in Frankfurt, the grandson of an American soldier who was willing to sacrifice his life in World War II for a better world and who fought in Germany against the Nazis. I make my living as a social worker – an occupation that has been described as a human rights profession.