Media Type:

Songs


Title

Is this a Revolution or a Coup?

Subject

song

Description

A 'nasheed' (verse put to very minimal music, translated as 'anthem') that was popular among Islamists and supporters of former president Mohamed Morsi following his removal from office in July 2013.
Whilst opponents of the Muslim Brotherhood referred to Morsi's removal as the outcome of a 'revolution', referring to the mass protests on 30 June, supporters of Morsi considered it to be a 'coup' executed by the military.

Creator

Mostafa El-Sawy

Publisher

IslamicSpaceMarine, published via YouTube.com

Date Published

13/10/2013

Language

Arabic

Date Created

13/10/2013

Citation

Mostafa El-Sawy, “Is this a Revolution or a Coup?,” Politics, Popular Culture and the 2011 Egyptian Revolution, accessed November 28, 2020, https://egyptrevolution2011.ac.uk/items/show/235.

Output Formats


Media

Translation

“Is this a revolution or a coup?
A coup, a coup!
Is this a revolution or a coup?
A coup, a coup!
Is this a revolution or a coup?
A coup, a coup!
Is this a revolution or a coup?
A coup, a coup!
Is this a revolution or a coup?
A coup, a coup!
Is this a revolution or a coup?
A coup, a coup!

When you cancel the elections
When you kill the youth
When you open the prisons
When the torture returns
When you kill prayer
When you remove the veil
Is this a revolution or a coup?
A coup, a coup!
Is this a revolution or a coup?
A coup, a coup!

When you shoot at me with bullets
When you deny me retribution
When you throw tear gas at me
When you attack me with fire
When the future of my country
Is monopolised
Is this a revolution or a coup?
A coup, a coup!
Is this a revolution or a coup?
A coup, a coup!

When you protect the traitors
When you imprison the noble
When you silence people
When you threaten a protest
When a devil preaches to us
When you stop the call to prayer
Is this a revolution or a coup?
A coup, a coup!
Is this a revolution or a coup?
A coup, a coup!

When airplanes throw propaganda
And in Tahrir they throw gifts
And throw us with threats
Why the different treatment?
Why divide us?
Is this a revolution or a coup?
A coup, a coup!
Is this a revolution or a coup?
A coup, a coup!

If you put us on trial
Or silence our voices
Or if you clear the sit-in
Or break bones
When you imprison the good
And set the guilty free
Is this a revolution or a coup?
A coup, a coup!
Is this a revolution or a coup?
A coup, a coup!
When you switch off the screens
When you spread rumours
When you kill El-Sinoussi
Who filmed the killing
When you bring back emergency laws
When you kill girls
Is this a revolution or a coup?
A coup, a coup!
Is this a revolution or a coup?
A coup, a coup!

When Sisi who betrayed us,
Faces us with weapons
When our media attacks us
When we hear the dogs barking
When the mosques are open to thugs
Is this a revolution or a coup?
A coup, a coup!
Is this a revolution or a coup?
A coup, a coup!

When you imprison the president
When you cancel our parliament
When you praise Israel
Those who betayed us and sold us
When they step on our constitution
Is this a revolution or a coup?
A coup, a coup!
Is this a revolution or a coup?
A coup, a coup!
Is this a revolution or a coup?
A coup, a coup!
Is this a revolution or a coup?
A coup, a coup!
Is this a revolution or a coup?
A coup, a coup!”

Duration

3m41s

Imported Thumbnail

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