I was astonished by the reaction of Egyptian government after many foreign governments decided to close their embassies in Egypt and advised their citizens not to visit Egypt except for emergency, especially in Sinai and the Egyptian-Libyan border.
In fact the Egyptian government did the same when it invited Egyptians to be extra cautious after Friday prayers in case the Muslim Brotherhood carries out a terrorist attack.
Court sentenced more than 180 individuals to death penalty, and they were only waiting for acceptance of the Grand Mufti of Egypt to apply the judgment. The defendants had attacked Kerdasa Police station and killed its officers before they mutilate the bodies.
When you see the pictures, you may wish to repeat the judge a thousand times. Yet, why many people refused similar judgment against Mubarak? Is it because the victims of Mubarak were only shot without mutilation? No, it’s because those people believe that Mubarak didn’t do this as the revolution wouldn’t succeed so smoothly if he did.
The mother sat with an old friend to discuss her thoughts. They could buy a new luxurious apartment and two cars, but they are hoping that their two girls will marry soon. The mother was worried that her girls won’t find the proper husbands. However, the friend suggested a man for the older sister who used to live in the old neighborhood and moved to the new luxurious one as well.
History tell us:- The Ottoman Empire , also historically referred to as the Turkish Empire or Turkey, was a Sunni Islami state founded by Oghuz Turks in north-western Anatolia in 1299. With conquests in the Balkans by Murad I between 1365 and 1389, and the conquest of Constantinople by Mehmed II in 1453, the Ottoman sultanate was transformed into an empire.
Regardless of what was the resolution of the judge, we have an important question to ask. Is Mubarak innocent? I believe that he is not and not because he really ordered to kill the demonstrators but because he was leading a corrupted regime for 30 years.
Was it really beautiful in the past? I’ve always wondered about this since all old people usually talk about how it was wonderful in the past. Many satellite channels only praise the past and its art.
However, reading the history, I don’t find such alleged cheerful and glory in the past. Its moments had sadness and joy, misery and sorrow as well. They were so ordinary just like today.
I thought so when I had this conversation with artists from this glorious past. One of them was director of photography and the other was a video editor. They were talking about the ugliness of today and continued to praise the past. They have been unemployed for years, and have been only depending on their savings and pensions to live.
The fact finding committee of the revolution of June 30 issued its final report at the time the Missouri police officer who killed an unarmed black teenager was aquitted.The court found he was acting in self defense when he shot Brown, the black young man.
The officer doesn’t have a proof that the black man was a threat to his life when he shot him. Now, the Egyptian police that dispersed Rabaa Adawia sit-ins have many proofs and videos that protestors of Rabaa were violent and dangerous.
Egyptian media has failed to realize the needs of the Egyptian youth who seek raising standards of living under Mubarak regime. They used to see the corrupted rich people dreaming and achieving their dreams under Mubarak regime. Seeking better life, they demonstrated against Mubarak and his regime in January 25, 2011. They demonstrated against an old regime that supported corruption and rubbish. Thus, they started to clean the streets hoping the minds will be clean as well.The great positive power in the revolution was misused by media. It was described as a revolution of losses. Such suppression benefited the Islamic currents that describe their new revolution as protection to Islamic Sharia.
In 1928, Britain had manufactured the “Islamic atomic bomb” and threw it in Ismailia aiming to kill the Egyptian people and destroy their idnetity. This bomb aimed to destroy religion, identity, reason, and a large part of the Egyptian conscience. Later, the United States has developed the bomb to increase its destructive power by what is called “Arab Spring”.
1st. I’ll apologise for last week’s article as I had to travel and was up to my neck getting ready to leave Egypt, my beloved country to UK where most of my family lives and I missed a lot being away from them so long!
Secondly this title Black Friday is not meant to be for Egypt’s Friday 28th. November 2014, but to my surprise I was told this Black Friday was in UK, I’m not aware if this is a local tradition I never heard of before a memorial Friday that has some meaning in UK or worldwide no idea what so ever!
We recently heard the news that Mubarak was acquitted of his charges. What I am wondering, however, is the reaction of the Egyptian people. Nobody can deny that Mubarak lead a terrible leadership through his dictatorship. However, as a see him now all I can picture is an old grandpa, needing rest and somebody to make him tea in front of the TV.
With the emergence of civilization, wars have appeared as well. Whenever abundance were found, people tried to seize such riches under many covers including the protection of the border, expansion or raising religious flags using one method: War.During wars, many people are killed and injured. This could be among regular armies or gangs. Yet, the results are the same which is destruction, bloodshed and violation of human rights.
Christianity and Islam agree that believers should be polite and not curse or insult others. Yet, many Muslims and Christians ignore such basics and rules. Moreover, some people think that insulting the opposes of president al-Sisi is the best way to support him and prove their loyalty!
In fact, I believe the best way to express ones love to al-Sisi is by being a serious opposition for him and put his mistakes under the spot. Some artists refused the statement of actor Khalid Abul Naga, in which he invites al-Sisi to step down as he couldn’t eliminate terrorism in Egypt.
As soon as King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz, King of Saudi Arabia, issued the statement of Riyadh seeking unity among the Arab countries, media decided to raise new slogans that Egypt is the bigger sister or mother of Arab countries that should forgive and excuse the mistakes of other Arab countries.
However, those who tried to burn and destroy Egypt and her army are still trying to demolish and kill. Qatar is still working hard to support enemies of Egypt.
Abba Mikhail, Bishop of Assiut, was born in Rahmaniyah village, Nag Hammadi, Qena, in 1921 in a Coptic family. He was ordained a monk on February 19, 1941 at the monastery of St. Macarius at Wadil Natroun. He was named Matthias of St. Macarius. On August 25, 1946, he was ordained a bishop of the Diocese of Assiut and its affiliates by HH Abba Yousab II, Pope of Alexandria who named him Mikhail. He suffered from many elders as he was so young.
We hear bad news everyday. A tragedy, something violent, or some sad news. I would like to talk about whether or not the events that are happening in Egypt are being exaggerated by the media.
Yes, nobody can deny that tragic events happen every day, but I feel as though the media is only focusing on the negatives happening rather than having a well-rounded news portrayal. In my experience, with witnessing how the media plays into an issue, or an event, at most times I believe the media can often make a situation worse.
Egyptian media presents many kinds of anchors including those who raise their voices loud instead of presenting accurate information. This kind is most popular among the illiterate people. They receive huge salary giving many commercials aired during their shows. For instance, Ahmed Moussa, anchor at Sada El Balad private TV, has interviewed Dalia Ziada who suddenly decided to resign from Ibn Khaldoun Center for Development Studies. She disagreed with her master Saad El Din Ibrahim. Moussa was so excited during the interview.
I think that we, adults, have lost confidence in one another, as we lost confidence in our political parties, words, and activities. Now, we doubt we’re able to achieve something good and inspiring. We don’t see something useful in one another anymore. Therefore, we can only find hope in children. They have the ability to spread happiness everywhere when they play or smile. They don’t realize they are the hope of this nation to eliminate illiteracy and provide food and happiness as well. Yet, they are being killed every now and then by our hands!
They call themselves “The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.” On the other hand, clerics prefer to call them “Da’ish,” while the Western world and international press call them “ISIS,” which is the initials of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. They are a group of barbaric ferocious people who have submitted themselves to a terrorist religious ideology. They rejoice over slaughtering people and cheer when they see their victims bleed to death. They believe they are the followers of God, while in fact they are the followers of the most violent demons. They have the features of human beings and the souls of devils. They slaughter people while they chant “Allah is the greatest” and kill their victims in the name of religion. Ironically they think that they are the soldiers of God, while their deeds prove that they are the soldiers of the ruthless Satan. They believe that they are righteous, while their acts reflect who they really are. They rape women and girls in the name of God! They brutally assault girls who are still virgins as long as they are Shiites, Yazidis or Christians. They are doing all these things as if it were a rehearsal for how they will behave in their promised paradise.
Of the most famous words of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, during his electoral platform that Egypt doesn’t only need “Steps of development ", but rather an economic leap forward." Of course, everyone knows that such economic leap forward represented and supported by development projects, such as the Suez Canal project, should benefit everyone in areas like health, education and transportation.
Ahram Online visits the Hanging Church, one of Egypt’s oldest churches, after 16 years of restoration.