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    GENERAL “Balaha” AND THE TRAGIC DEATH OF SHADY HABASH!

    Tweet   Shady Habash, a 24-year-old Egyptian filmmaker, died in a maximum-security Torah prison in Egypt after two years in solitary confinement without a trial. Mr. Habash trouble started after making a music video song that mocked President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi by calling him Balaha (a Date). The song was a light-hearted joke, more of rap than Dylan’s visionary poetry. The singer Essam Ramy, who lives in exile in Sweden performed the song​, it ​became a big hit on social media and with el-Sisi critics in Egypt. The strongest president in Egyptian modern history, the conqueror of the Muslim brotherhood and the champion of war on terrorism, was terrified of…

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