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What Do Egyptians Call Their Dictator!

What Do Egyptians call their dictator!

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah elSisi is coming to visit the US first week of April, No, this is not an April Fool’s but it is the meeting of fools. The visit is the first official state visit for the Egyptian general at the invitation of president Trump, reported the Egyptian Al-Ahram newspaper. Trump seems to be fascinated with strong leaders like Putin and other dictators in the Middle East. To understand General elSisi, Mr. Trump who knows the importance of names, (the man puts his name on anything and anywhere;)  needs to understand what names Egyptian put on their dictator. In fact people living under dictatorial regimes have no political choices, and can’t exercise freedom of expression, where change is hard to come by, Arab regimes are like catholic marriage, you live with it,  until death do you apart. When people tried to change their regimes in Arab Spring and it turned out ugly. Therefore, Egyptians if they can’t change their dictators, the least Egyptians can do is change the dedicators names. Names are giving to us at birth to legitimize our existence, but they  can also be giving later in life to challenge out existence. The same is true with dictators. Nasser was just called the “Leader” on a good day and the “Catastrophe” on a bad day, Sadat went from Mr. “Yes” to the faithful leader, then became the Traitor. Mubarak was called “La vache qui rit,” the laughing cow, a famous brand of French cheese in Egypt.

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi attends during signing of agreements ceremony with Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir (unseen) at the El-Thadiya presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt October 5, 2016. Picture taken October 5, 2016. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

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The 6th Anniversary of Egyptian Revolution…, and Activism Fatigue!

 

 

 

A conversation with Dr. Ahmed Ghanim, Medical Doctor / Entrepreneur / Film Maker / Poet / Writer / Activist & Political commentator

فيديو عملته من سبع سنين قبل ثورة يناير ..ماكانش حد يتخيل ان ممكن تحصل ثورة في مصر وكان منتهى الآمال هو تغيير الدستور.
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My Conversation with Francois Verster, director of The Dream of Shahrazad


THE DREAM OF SHAHRAZAD is a feature-length documentary film which locates political expression before, during and after the Egyptian revolution – and also within recent times in Turkey and Lebanon – within a broader historical and cultural framework: that of storytelling and music. More particularly, it looks at the legacy of the famous collection of stories known as THE 1001 (or “ARABIAN”) NIGHTS. for more information https://dreamofshahrazad.com/

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SYRIAN REFUGEES, Between political rhetoric and reality, My conversation with members of CISPOS !

Rihab Abu Sara and Andy Berman talk about the plight of Syrian refugees 

Syrian Refugees Between Reality and Ideology, My conversation with members of CISPOS

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