Hosni Mubarak denied all charges of economic corruption, illegal export dealings and murder against him during his first day in court. Mubarak, laid out on a stretcher in a cage in his Cairo courtroom, and his two sons, Alaa and Gamal (each holding a Quran in their hands), are represented by Farid al-Deeb, a lawyer […]
Though it remains to be seen what political, economic and social changes will happen (if any) in the “New Egypt,” its first Ramadan after Mubarak’s downfall will undoubtably be memorable. Iftar in Tahrir will be magnificent, I have no doubt. But it might also be a tense affair for all involved, considering how vocal conservative […]
One of the myriad references thrown into this part-imitation, part-rant by sharp, madcap British comedian Charlie Brooker (on his BBC show), of the Brother Leader, Muammar Gaddafi’s most recent utterings, style, as well as of Gaddafi’s son, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, and their friends in the West, like Tony Blair, for example. (We’ve tried to catalogue […]
By Sophia Azeb For every day I have been alive, Muhammad Hosni Sayed Mubarak has been my president. Hosni Mubarak’s face, blown up onto enormous posters loomed over every street in Alexandria. His speeches and political declarations were on the front page of Al-Ahram every day. His thugs, the police soldiers (as we call them), […]
The Egyptian revolution faces a terrible crisis in the U.S. media: it does not understand how to be a good reality show. It was exciting when it broke out and roses were handed out to twitter and facebook, the key front-runners in who was to woo the world. It got mildly more interesting when Anderson […]
“… The United States and leading European nations on Saturday threw their weight behind Egypt’s vice president, Omar Suleiman, backing his attempt to defuse a popular uprising without immediately removing President Hosni Mubarak from power.” Source. Too bad for them the Egyptian people did not get the memo. They must be listening to the Manic Street Preachers.