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Egypt is demeaned by its own president

Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi went to France using three Rafale fighter jets, the French aircraft that he bought last year after the government in Paris had been looking for a buyer for more than ten years, and every country had refused. France was unable to sell the planes until Sisi saved Paris and himself, using the jets to buy his own legitimacy. Rafale jets were the bribe offered by Sisi to France to allow him to fly to the heart of Europe. So Sisi flew with this squadron as an escort, and the French reciprocated with a similar flight to welcome him. The media spin on this was that it was a good welcome, not that the Egyptian President was worried […]

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The night Egypt fell

The election of the UNESCO Director General this time around was unlike any of the previous elections, i.e. a legal and democratic measure to appoint someone to the position. It was more like a battle in the media and between diplomats that was unflattering for Egypt, in which it deviated from the rules and traditions of the election. Egypt used insults and offensive language towards Qatar, its Emir, and his mother, after the Qatari candidate, Dr Hamad Bin Abdulaziz Al-Kawari, won the first three rounds against the Egyptian candidate, Ambassador Moushira Khattab, by a landslide. Khattab was defeated by the French candidate, Minister of Culture, Audrey Azoulay. Regardless of the result, this electoral round between the French and the Egyptian […]

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Disarming Hamas is at the heart of Palestinian reconciliation

I will not criticise Hamas or our people in the Gaza Strip any further. They bore what no other humans could, including three wars in 10 years waged by Israel and a suffocating economic siege imposed by the Israeli enemy and their brothers in Egypt who control the Rafah crossing and have prevented aid provided by countries around the world from entering. They have suffered a shortage of medicine, food, and construction materials, while the treacherous Palestinian Authority (PA), led by Mahmoud Abbas, cut the salaries of employees and did not pay the electricity bills to the occupation, thus cutting off the electricity in the Gaza Strip. This has caused the Gazans to live in pitch black darkness, while there […]

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The Emad Gad bomb

During Al-Sisi’s latest visit to the US he had a shameful meeting with Netanyahu, during which he flashed a wide smile that was plastered on the media for everyone to mock. He also made his disgraceful speech at the UN General Assembly in which he said: “I tell the Palestinian people it’s extremely important to overcome the differences and not to lose opportunities and to be ready to accept co-existence with the other, with Israelis in safety and security.” He didn’t make this statement by mistake nor was it a slip of the tongue. It was a thought in his subconscious mind and he just expressed his innermost thoughts. His most important concern is the Israeli citizen, and to hell […]

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Egypt is the country of contradictions

While Egypt is receiving a senior level Hamas delegation headed by Ismail Haniyeh, head of the movement’s political bureau, Egypt’s legitimate president is being tried on charges of plotting with Hamas. This is after Hamas was accused of being a terrorist organisation, affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood, and accused of plotting against Egypt and infiltrating its borders with armed militants, breaking down doors, opening prisons, and releasing prisoners during the January 25th revolution – including Muslim Brotherhood political prisoners – stealing cattle, creating chaos in the country and killing protestors in Tahrir Square. They were then accused of sending terrorists into Sinai via tunnels to kill Egyptian soldiers in Sinai and were accused of being Egypt’s enemy, against which a […]

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Character assassination and murder are the norm in Egypt

The panic has reached its climax in Egypt with the countdown to the upcoming presidential elections, which are scheduled to be held next June. Al-Sisi fears the polls and does not want to hold them. Given his low popularity rating, he wants to avoid asking the oppressed citizens to vote for him; they won’t do so as he is the one who has stopped them from having a dignified life. Hence, Al-Sisi has been trying to amend the Constitution so that the presidential term is six years rather than four. All of the tame satellite networks promoted this and an MP actually proposed it in parliament. The Parliamentary Speaker was keen to discuss the issue, but then, suddenly, everything stopped […]

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Two organisations shaking the General’s throne

Two reports by two international organisations condemning Egypt under Al-Sisi’s rule were issued yesterday. These organisations are Human Rights Watch and Reporters Without Borders. In its report, the former accused Egypt of torturing detainees in order to obtain false confessions, accusing police officers of regularly torturing detainees by means including beating, electric shock and rape. It also stated that this widespread and systematic torture is considered a crime against humanity. The report consisted of 444 pages and the most serious issue raised in it is that the prosecutor general has ignored the complaints of detainees regarding maltreatment and threats of torture, thus creating an atmosphere of almost complete impunity. These reports are very detailed and include shocking videos and confessions […]

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