Jumana terrified and Marwa excited
Arab stars residing in Egypt have expressed their sorrow over the current conditions in Egypt, fearing it could worsen if the protests continue. Stars share the sentiment of hope that Egypt will return a secure and stable country.
Many stars blame the current government of President Husni Mubarak for the chaos and support the protesters, however, many also fear the unstable conditions, including looting and destruction.
Syrian actress Jumana Murad, who resides in Cairo, said that she is living a state of fear since the first day protests. "This is the first time I have experienced such unstable conditions during the ten years that I have lived in Egypt," said Jumana.
Jumana said that she has left her home in the heart of Cairo, which is close to where the protests are taking place, and is staying with her friend actress Sawsan Badr, who lives in a more secure neighborhood.
Sawsan told reporters that she fears for the fate of Egypt if the current crises is not resolved.
Tunisian actress Sana’ Yousif said that she is proud of the Egyptian people for speaking out against the unjust government, and likewise, she is proud of her people in Tunisian for successfully ending the rule of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, giving Tunisia a new and democratic start.
Yemeni singer Marwa left Cairo the second day of the protests for Saudi Arabia. She said that she supports the Egyptian people and hopes that their demands will be met. She also has a sense of fear, while political instability spreads across Arab capitals as people are taking to the streets to speak out against corrupt governments.