I wonder why former officials in Egypt never stand trial for their crimes, wrongdoing or waste of public money. They never pay the price for their mistakes and corruption. In all democratic countries, the officials are ministers for the people who pay them from their tax money.
Unfortunately, Egypt's reputation is threatened with the advanced position it acquired concerning corruption in many international reports.
Old styles guys – My grand father – used to wear some over the shoulder belts to keep his pants up; I replaced these old styles belts with around the west belts but upon my stay in an Island where his owners were Black Africans up ducted by European trader to be used as SLAVES, just got their independence from the British Empire!
People go to the movies to enjoy a good night out. They buy some popcorn, candy, and turn their cell phones off in preparation for the show.
It seems as though “Egypt: The Country” should be nominated for an Academy Award. Everyday it’s like we have something new happening in the courthouse. There is always some new drama going on, something crazy happens, and then some crazy reaction takes place.
Al-Ahram Egyptian newspaper published news about the isolation of representative of Qatar at the meeting of Arab foreign ministers. How come Al-Ahram claims such nonsense?
In Fact, journalism is about telling people the truth, not what you wish to say. It has nothing to do with the satisfaction of the readers. Thus, it’s unacceptable to fake news in order to satisfy the reader. Moreover, it was no logical that representative of Qatar was lonely in the meeting for several reasons.
Since the revolution of January 25, 2011, the Egyptian people have been suffering from confusion between the reality and their high expectations. We are suffering from a state of blurriness that we can't see the difference between available and impossible expectations. Such gap should last for long time as long as we don't have an effective mechanism to turn our dreams into reality.
We have to contemplate this picture of U.S. President Barack Hussein Obama looking at a picture of his teacher and pioneer of Islamic international terrorism, Hassan Ahmed Abdel -Rahman Mohammed al-Banna, founder and first General Guide of the Musslim Brotherhood, which was originally founded and funded by the British intelligence. Furthermore, Obama decided to financially support the terrorist group by more than 10 billion dollars of taxpayers' money in order to kill our soldiers and burn our churches. Therefore, Obama is responsible for killing Coptic Christians in Egypt and Libya as he has mostly planned such attacks with his friends at al-Qaeda!
The new government of Engineer Ibrahim Mehleb comes amid confounded political, economic and security situation. This is pretty much the same conditions the former government faced right after the revolution of June 30 and the ouster of president Mohamed Morsy.
I pointed out few weeks back how much I love arts all kinds of art from singing and dancing to sculptures and painting including acting and theatre. In fact arts is the fourth dimension in our life that inspires us with all great invention; first time I saw or heard of a telephone conversation were each side could see the other side and directly talk to the screen was in a science fiction movie with aliens in start wars, this is now widely spread over the internet new communication facilities known as Skype and new mobiles now offer this facility!
We can see again that Saad El Deen Ibrahim wants to play in the same role he played 7 years ago with the Muslim Brotherhood. It was the time when he was trying to convince American Administration that the Muslim Brotherhood is the only alternative after Mubarak and they can shoulder the responsibility after the Mubarak regime.
In all attacks against the Coptic Christians in Egypt, police usually arrest the victims and leave the terrorists free. This has been happening since Koshh attack in December 31, 1999, in which 20 Copts were killed under the auspices of of police and none has been sentenced yet. This encouraged those bastards to carry out more terrorist attacks against the Christians.
In his very first speeches after taking office, Ibrahim Mehleb, Egypt’s Prime Minister, repeated the speech given on July 11 by former Prime Minister Beblawy who promised then to fight terrorism, take care of security, and development projects. Both of them talked generally about crises in Egypt, but the only difference is that Mehleb decided to stop buying mineral water in governmental offices. General speeches doesn’t reveal a plan if existed. Furthermore, they decided to come up with a strange ministry with vague goals and nurture called Ministry of Transitional Justice!
Washington has been using human rights against its opponents since the very first Human Rights report published in 1949. The same technique was used against the Soviet Union as well as Mubarak. Another report was published this year to denounce human rights' violations during the dispersal of Rabaa Adawia and Nahda sit-in and after that.
Does Pope Tawadros know that martyrdom in Christianity is a Golden Bridge or short cut to eternal life? Recently, 7 Coptic Christians have been killed execution style by Ansar al- Sharia group in Libya. Thus, they have indeed won crowns of martyrdom and got higher rank in heaven than the saints and all members of the Holy Synod.
I usually dedicate my weekly articles to discuss or express my views in pure Egyptian problems, today I write a view on a world crisis that might affect Egypt in the near or far future, but at the moment might look as a non Egyptian crisis but involves powers that will effect Egypt; but first let me have a brief review on October 1962 worldwide events!
Right from the beginning we have witnessed a man who is blunt, brave, and to the point. I remember where I was when Sisi made his notorious announcement that ultimately led to the ousting of Morsi, do you?
As we wait for any sign of hope that helps us restore our confidence in the government, we can’t find but negligence and underestimation for all Egyptian blood shed for no good reason, especially the Copts. They are killed for no reason but their Christian faith. Recently, 7 Coptic Christians have been brutally killed in Libya after killers made sure they are Christians. However, Egyptian officials, as usual, were ready to make excuses for the killers claiming the attackers are no racist!
A Coptic Christian friend told me that he used to work in the Eastern Province of the Saudi Arabia. He said that many times did he have to hide his faith in order to live in peace, especially when his colleagues started taking pride of their faith and curse the Jews and Christians.
He had to fast during the holy month of Ramadan and ignore many insults to his faith. Furthermore, once he had to pray in a mosque with people cursing Christians and their faith in their prayers! In fact, he was lucky that his name didn’t reveal his real identity, or else he would have suffered even more.
Among waves of conflicts and disputes, the Holy Synod, headed by H.H. Pope Tawadros II, has issued the new Pope election regulation. Then, it was sent to the Presidency for approval.
Some people may ask: Why did the Holy Synod have such conflict and disputes among the bishops? Simply because some of them prefer the old regulation with slight changes in terms of expanding the voters list. This team refuses to correct the situation in accordance with the patristic tradition and the laws of the church.
I wonder how come we as well as many countries have double standards that we judge and see what happened in Egypt in 2011 a revolution and at the same time consider what happened in 2013 as military coup.
Same thing happened with the revolution in ukraine when the parliament removed the president responding to the demands of only 30.000 protestors rather than millions in the egyptian streets and squares.
I was planning to talk about arts in our life but as events develop and we had a big tragedy this week I need to express my regrets and condolences for the people that died either out of negligence or miscalculations or unexpected circumstances victims or plotters or just humans that lost their lives so rest in peace.
When I see the situation of the Christians in the Middle East, I can’t prevent myself from blaming the United States. Since the US decided to go to war against Iraq and then leave it to Al-Qaida, this led to the evacuation of the Christians and not only that, but also killing them as the first step to eradicate Christianity from the middle east.
Freedom' is the most case that occupied people since they were created on earth.
The word of freedom is a brilliant and beautiful word in the man and humanity's life.