Stories about Egypt from February, 2007
Sandmonkey entertains us with the tale of an Egyptian university professor who wrote In the Name of America (as opposed to In the Name of Allah) on a board in one of his classes. I really thought blackboards were obsolete. Never mind!
Blogger Abdulmonem Mahmood lists a number of Muslim Brotherhood blogs which have sprung up in Egypt recently here.
Issandr El Amrani says the whispers are getting louder in Egypt where everyone is asking: who will succeed Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak?
Egyptian blogger Ibn Al Dunya reports that Yaqoubian Building, a book by Egyptian author, Alaa al Aswany, has been launched in the UK.
Egyptian blogger Zeinobia has updates on the Egyptian-Mossad spy here.
Blogger egYptianist is in a dilemma, especially after coming out of the closet. “Sometimes i think of leaving the country, but then how would this ever happen, and do i really have or want to live in a country other than mine?..Sometimes i wish i was never born to live...
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) staged a rally against Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC), in Cairo, wrote Issandr El Amrani in The Arabist.
The Arabist highlights what it describes as the “latest Israel Lobby initiative to sully the image of Middle Easterners” in the US here.
Egyptian-born actor Omar Al Sharif, 74, is a bully, writes Issandr El Amrani following news reports that Sharif, who starred in Doctor Zhivago and Lawrence of Arabia, punched a Guatemalan immigrant and called him a “stupid Mexican” in Beverly Hills.
Algerian blogger Lameen Souag reports that an ancient Semitic scribe containing a spell against snakes was finally deciphered. The spell was found in the Pyramids in Egypt.
The merits of rehymenisation (yes! you read it right: restoring the hymen in females) are being discussed by Egyptian blogger Sandmonkey here.
The Arabist praises Saudi Arabia for developing a clear succession mechanism for its monarchy. “Contrast that with the utter confusion over Egypt’s own succession system — the refusal of President Mubarak to appoint a vice-president in 25 years and the uncertainty about whether Gamal Mubarak, Omar Suleiman, or someone else...
Egypt-based blogger Tom Gara is still in stitches over Hugo Chavez's description of George Bush Junior. “I really think that describing George Bush as “More dangerous than a monkey with a razor blade” is a perfect, beautifully descriptive analogy. Spot on. Anyone know if this is a common turn of...
Egyptian blogger Sand Monkey is not dead.. but is stealing his neighour's wifi connection to blog! Desperate times call for desperate measures.
Prostitution, female circumcision and lesbianism aren't vices restricted to Egyptian woman, says Egyptian blogger Tamr Heneh, in an open letter to Egyptian talk show hostess Dr Hala Sarhan. According to the blogger, the Arab world has much more problems which Dr Sarhan could focus on, instead of continuing to drag...
Worldwide demonstrations to call for the release of Egyptian blogger Kareem Nabil Sulaiman are being planned on February 15, writes blogger Esraa in Mideast Youth.
Egyptian blogger Zeinobia shows no sympathy to the news of Anna Nicole Smith's death.
Egyptian blogger Tareq wrote to Fox News, complaining about what he claimed to be their impartiality.
Freedom for Egyptians is not at all enchanted with the Super Bowl. “Anyway, the game was over and the trophy was about to be awarded to the winning team. The presenter said now the trophy goes to the “world’s champion Indianapolis Colts”. I looked at my friends and said did...
Blogger Zeinobia discusses the case of an Egyptian spy, allegedly recruited by the Mossad and is now held in Egypt. To add spice to the story, she is convinced that the spy is gay.
Arabist writer Issandr El Amrani links a story about the trial of two policemen charged with attempting to rape a woman.