Sunday Jun 17, 2012
With the help of the social networks and internet, the revolution made it very clear to the Supreme Council of Armed Forces (SCAF) that the old days of brainwashing the people are gone. The beauty of Facebook and Twitter is that people from all over the world are suddenly connected to each other and they can all share news and views. The guided media and government censorship lost its control over the hearts and minds of my Egypt, but the...
Friday Jun 08, 2012
Unfortunately, Egypt has not made the strides towards Democracy that we'd hoped we'd see . This was especially felt in the past few weeks: first, we had the joke called Mubarak`s trial; then, during the much-anticipated election, the Egyptian people found themselves cornered between two unviable candidates, Shafeeq who represents the old Mubarak regime, and Morsi, of the Muslim brotherhood.
As a consequence of these events, there are now...
Monday May 21, 2012
For over thirty years, any time Egypt met a real politician who spoke the truth, reached people and became popular, the government would take action to immediately eliminate him. Virtually anyone who opposed the regime was thrown into jail; we were in an era where the honest were prosecuted by the corrupt.
We had no sense of any real opposition to our government. When we heard of any opposition, it was usually just for show. For example, in...
Thursday May 03, 2012
I know that asking you all to remain positive might be hard given what the world has gone through since last year. At times, it's hard for me, too, especially considering what`s been happening in my Egypt.
However, despite all of these struggles, I think we can all agree that we are in fact the luckiest of all past generations. We are alive witnessing historic changes that are ushering in a new world order. The future history books will be...
Friday Apr 27, 2012
There are daily massacres in Syria of innocent civilians while the world leaders are watching by and giving us speeches about how bad they feel about Syria.
I tell them: Your words and warm speeches are meaningless and unhelpful; actually, they only show how weak and greedy you all are.
The tragedy in Syria demonstrated to me how shattered the Arabs are—that our leaders think that we are still naïve and that we are easy to...