Egyptian children might not be the geniuses that you claim they are, but they are smart enough not to respect you.
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The mood in the office yesterday was sour, with people being sad and disappointed at the results of the first phase of the “constitutional referendum”, which was passed by 56 per cent, amidst reports of the worst case of voter fraud in the history of post-revolution Egyptian elections. Those angry and depressed eyes of my …
Imagine sitting at a friend’s house, watching the president address the nation after a week long crisis, with his supporters just the night before opening fire on civilian protesters in Heliopolis in horrifying clashes that spanned the whole day. Imagine finding out that he issued the illegal constitutional declaration that enflamed and divided the entire …
In light of yesterday’s events, we urge you to convince your president to withdraw the constitutional declaration and cancel the referendum
Granting yourself this level of power is so in the essence of fascism
With every semblance of what is commonly referred to as “the civil forces” (the church representatives, the secular parties and members) withdrawn from it, the Egyptian Constituent Assembly’s fate seems more precarious than ever. While many speculate about its fate and the fate of the constitution it is supposed to present to the public soon, …
As the first anniversary of the clashes of Mohamed Mahmoud approaches, my social media timelines are bombarded with the images of the martyrs who died there and how we should never forget until we get back their rights. As the pictures and the names keep rolling in, it becomes impossible to distinguish the faces and …
Dear Morsy, Like many Egyptians, I was looking forward to your government’s attempt to implement its decision to close down shops at 10pm, out of the sheer comic value it would’ve presented. I set up an observation post in front of my building in Roxy Square, chairs, Shisha and all, to get a front row …
The first Egyptian revolution lasted 141 years, with the people, in the end, demanding the return of the monarchial rule
With notable exceptions, the majority of Egyptian movies seem to be made with consistent mediocrity, while pretending to be artistic because they seemingly reflect “Egyptian reality.”
Didn’t we have a revolution to make everything better?
Our past two winters have been insane with action, and something tells me that this winter will not be different; that it’s time for things to heat up once more around here.
The circus is in town, people, and it is not leaving anytime soon. Sit back and enjoy the show.
Make the choice, to live or not, once and for all.
It is safe to say that Egypt is going through its own version of a culture war
In an attempt to be positive, here are 10 tips to help Al Dostour Party avoid repeating the same mistakes that all of the previous parties did.
There are new parties and coalitions and currents being formed every day, but one has to wonder if it will lead to anything tangible or real this time around
The army is one of the country’s largest and richest business empires and it is too integral to our economic interests to have it ran this way
You need utopian idealists and pragmatic realists if we hope to make something of this mess we call a country
Explore our magical skies, and try to avoid getting shot down by stray bullets that are being shot by neighbour to kill neighbour, all over this blessed land
Ladies and Gentlemen, congratulations: you are living in a mirage state
The January 25th revolutionaries believe in their heart of hearts that their revolution came to end the July 23rd revolution
Morsy is not a construct, no matter if that is how he appears to me. Morsy is a human being. He has a family. He has children
We are either the masters of our fate and country, or we are nothing.
Every morning I’m filled with dread before heading out into the ever-shrinking streets of this gloriously overpopulated city
The Elite dynamics in Egypt has very little to do in terms of personal achievement or fame, but more to do with how connected you are with the people in power