· February, 2007

Stories about Egypt from February, 2007

Egypt: In the Name of America

  21 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!

Egypt: Succession Dilemma

  19 February 2007

Issandr El Amrani says the whispers are getting louder in Egypt where everyone is asking: who will succeed Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak?

Egypt: Book Launched in UK

  19 February 2007

Egyptian blogger Ibn Al Dunya reports that Yaqoubian Building, a book by Egyptian author, Alaa al Aswany, has been launched in the UK.

Egypt: Gay Dilemma

  18 February 2007

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...

Egypt: PETA Vs KFC

  18 February 2007

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.

Omar Al Sharif a Bully?

  16 February 2007

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.

Algeria: Snake Spell Found

  16 February 2007

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.

Saudi Arabia: Clear Succession Mechanism

  14 February 2007

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: More Dangerous than a Monkey..

  14 February 2007

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...

Arabisc: Egyptian Women a Cut Above the Rest

  9 February 2007

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...

Egypt: Super Bowl Superheros?

  6 February 2007

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...

Egypt: Gay Spy in Custody

  6 February 2007

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.

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