A few weeks ago, I wrote on my Facebook page about the discomfort I felt at the appearance of someone calling himself an “economic expert”, giving his opinions on the constitutionality of the parliament, the political parties in Egypt, and the new French Mistrals delivered to Egypt’s navy. Professor Abdel-Latif Mahmoud, the former head of the Advanced Materials Research at the Canadian Ministry of National Defence, commented below my post stating:
Once again the Renaissance Dam occupies the forefront in the water issues and Egypt’s foreign relations after the conclusion of the Egyptian-Sudanese-Ethiopian negotiations in Khartoum without reaching an agreement regarding the Dam’s hanging issues.
When I arrived in Chicago with a delegation from the Tourism Ministry, I was greeted by the Egyptian consul, Mohamed Abul Dahab, who is anxious to introduce the ancient Egyptian civilization to the United States. He always encourages Americans to visit Egypt, for he knows that the charm of the ancient Egyptian civilization and its artifacts can very well revive American tourism to Egypt.
The For the Love of Egypt list said it has formed a coalition of 400 members in the House of Representatives to support the Egyptian state.
This is very strange. For all members of Parliament and all citizens in Egypt, except the traitors, should support the Egyptian state anyway.
The new parliament will be fully formed next week, after the runoff elections in four districts and the selection of the 27 parliamentarians appointed by the president. But this moment is clouded by expectations, questions, and suspicions about how well the incoming parliament will express the hopes and aspirations of the Egyptian people.
Egyptian law enforcement authorities and the Egyptian Football Association (EFA), in a reflection of fears that stadia in Egypt could once more emerge as platforms for anti-government protest, have extended a ban on spectators attending matches that has been in place for much of the last five years.
Is Donald Trump a fascist?
To answer that question it is helpful to examine three interrelated phenomena: the history of European fascism, the rise of far-right nationalist parties around the West today and what historian Richard Hofstadter famously termed "the paranoid style in American politics."
The first person to use the term nostalgia was Swiss researcher Johannes Hofer in a letter in 1688. He noticed that Swiss soldiers fighting in France and Italy suffered from homesickness, and so he combined two Greek words, nostos, meaning to return home (used prolifically by the poet Homer in The Iliad), and algos, meaning pain.
What would your reaction be if you found out that a Canadian citizen who works for the police or a political party was a member of a secret international organization? How would you feel is this individual’s first loyalty was to a non-Canadian group and they were receiving commands to implement the plans of this secret organization? I think you would be very worried and you would be looking for ways to protect Canada from this secret organization.
One such secret organization in Canada is the Muslim Brotherhood. It is important to recognize that this group is the well spring from which most of the Islamacist terrorist organizations have grown. We will have more on this in the next article.
When the El-Nadim Center for Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence says that 13 people died in places of detention in November, including nine as a result of torture, three as a result of medical negligence and one suicide case, we should be alerted.
The issue of Islam in the United States at present has three aspects. First, the unprecedented hostile positions of US presidential candidates towards Islam as a religion, including racist rhetoric demanding restrictions on Muslim Americans. Second, the real or imagined or manufactured reasons that fuel growing Islamophobia. Third, the constitutional framework regarding Islam in the US.
Strangely enough, some members of the new Parliament who managed to sneak into it through hybrid blocs and coalitions brag that they have formed a grand coalition supportive of the state within Parliament.
For months, numerous voices—mine included—have urged the President to turn to economic experts instead of relying solely on trusted advisors, to pull the national economy out of its torpor and stop the slide into recession, inflation, and declining investments.
Finally the parliamentary elections are over, and in a couple of weeks, we will witness the very first session of the first post-30 June uprising parliament. Concluding the parliamentary elections is one more step in the realisation of the transitional roadmap announced after the ousting of former president Mohamed Morsi on 3 July 2013.
The Emmy Awards for the television industry is like the Oscars for the film industry in the United States. What is important in the American film and television industries is important in the rest of the world.
It is ordinary people who pay the bloody price of terrorism. Whatever the geographical location, ethnicity, religion or sect, the populations who are facing terrorism deserve our warmest condolences, sympathy and support.
The term political money is used in Egypt to describe what candidates pay to buy votes for them to win seats in parliament. It was also used in other countries to describe how certain businessmen and leaders of political parties had access to power, such as Silvio Berlusconi in Italy and others in Latin America.
Anew incident involving police brutality takes place in Egypt once more. This time, the venue was Luxor and the victim was Talaat Rashidi, who died in the Luxor police station last Wednesday morning after his arrest. Now, despite how unfortunate and sad this specific incident is, and with all condolences to the family of the deceased, I think it is neither proper nor effective to handle each of the incidents involving police brutality in isolation from other similar ones. It is true that in every single incident there are different causes, different victims and different individuals responsible. However, if we keep justifying each incident as an irresponsible individual act, then we will keep overlooking an inherent structural defect and a recurring painful phenomenon.
Sinai, Beirut, Paris, Bamako, and Tunis: the latest terror attacks across three continents are a rude reminder to our global community that vicious anti-modernity bullies continue to foment hatred and violence.
Fallout from the Syrian volcano has finally reached Europe. Mass uncontrolled migration and a parallel upsurge of violent jihad – both driven mainly by turmoil in Syria – have the potential to existentially challenge Europe’s cultural identity and its institutional structures.
Europeans are beginning to sense that the latest massacre in Paris and security lock down in Belgium – all routine happenings in Syria – may be a foretaste of a grisly future Europe. Instead of undergoing a European-style “democratic transition” as promised first in 2003 by Bush and Blair, and then again in 2011 by Obama and Cameron, the Middle East is the scene of more death and destruction than at any time since the Golden Horde invaded in the 13th century.
As 2015 comes to a close, the Egyptian economy is going through a tough time—a stark change from the optimism that peaked in March with the Sharm al-Sheikh economic conference. Official figures indicate that growth this year is slowing to close to 4 %, Egypt’s credit rating has dropped, domestic debt is nearly 90% of GDP while foreign debt rose from $43 to $46 billion this year alone, and cash reserves have dwindled to $16.8 billion.
Hostages appear to leave the Bataclan concert hall as siege ends with two attackers reportedly having been killed