Beware of a social drug called victimhood

After finishing House of Cards season 5, I have been thinking about power. Were the protesters of January 25 powerful? Yes, they brought about change. Was this power meaningful? No, it was chaotic. Meaning always vanquishes lack of meaning, which is why the Muslim Brotherhood took over that revolution with ease, they had a clear... Continue Reading →

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What do the Muslim Brothers belong to?

What do the Muslim Brothers and Sisters belong to? Certainly not to Egypt, at least not as it is. Although they have made great steps towards the Egypt they seek - Islamic wear, widespread Islamic bigotry, revival of the Islamic supremacy dream- it is still not a place they would call home, to this day... Continue Reading →

The Saudi Party In Egypt

There is a creeping sense of loyalty to Saudi Arabia in the words of some Egyptians fascinated by the Saudi experiment, or what they perceive is the Saudi experiment, or experience. They seem to confuse the divinity of the holy place known as Kaaba with the country built around it, some even proclaim the oil... Continue Reading →

What about your first meaningful statement?

There is a proclivity for vagueness in some contemporary Arabic texts, it is not unusual to come across unpunctuated paragraphs in documents written by lawyers. Mind clogging redundancy and excessive use of synonyms are dominant traits in various texts in modern spoken and written Arabic. When president Sisi promised reformation of religious discourse he did... Continue Reading →

The power of words: Haram

Haram, adj./noun: Prohibited in Islam Halal, adj./noun: Allowed in Islam Up until the early seventies, Egyptians were not used to inserting the words haram and halal in every minute activity of their lives. They lived with a version of Islam that embraced modern life while providing the spiritual bliss, moral support, and wisdoms needed from... Continue Reading →

Will for a peaceful Islam

Islam Elbeheiry is a T.V. host who attempted to prove the Islamic scriptures serving as the basis for Islamic terrorism should not belong in modern Islam and should not be representative of it. Islam was sentenced by an Egyptian court to one year in prison for the crime of “deriding religion”. Here we have someone... Continue Reading →

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