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Local Reaction To Military Force In Egypt

LANSING, Mich. (WLNS)- What would someone here in Michigan with ties to the Egyptian community have to say about the recent unrest there?

Not everyone with ties to Egypt is cheering about the military overthrow of President Mohammed Morsi. Shimaa Mousa has relatives in Egypt, and says she is disappointed by the militaries actions.

"President Morsi, he was elected in a free elected democratic election last year so to see that the military was coming and announcing this deadline was disheartening, especially when the military isn't democratically elected," Mousa said.

Shimaa Mousa, an Egyptian American who was born in the United States, says she respects the democratic process and wishes the Egyptian military would have done the same.

"What had happened last year, regardless of who the people elect an Islamist so to speak or non-Islamist it's whatever the people want and by having the military coup come in this is not the will of the people," said Mousa.

It's something that Mousa understands given the country's history. "You have to understand that Egypt is coming from a dark period where 30 years of a dictatorship under Mubarak to expect Egypt to have a smooth transition was pretty much on the hopeful side," said Mousa. 

Now she can only remain optimistic about the countries future.

"I just hope that whatever happens takes place in a peaceful manner and that Egypt comes out a democratic state, with good relations to the free world."

There were five MSU students studying over in Egypt, but all have either returned home or are now studying in other countries, all of them are safe.

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