Meanwhile, other contributors sprang to the defense of the country, such as @kamal_mkay, who said, "[Egypt] was mentioned five times in the Qur'an. How can I hate it?"
Khaled Said sought to draw a distinction between affection for Egypt as a homeland and the problems that emerge due to politics.
"We never hate our country, we hate those who made the 'earth's treasury', as described in the Qur'an, a poor begging country," he said.
"The reality is that tyrannical regimes strip citizens of their sense of belonging to their homeland through injustice and corruption. But once [the regime] is finished, everyone restores their spirit of belonging".
One user called @waelbeso seemed to summarize the consensus view, writing: "I may get upset [by the problems], but never hate [Egypt]."