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Current issue | Issue 1179, (9 - 15 January 2014)
Wednesday,19 September, 2018
Issue 1179, (9 - 15 January 2014)

Ahram Weekly


Al-Ahram Weekly

Official drought

“Minister of Irrigation Mohamed Abdel-Mottaleb and irrigation experts are in Khartoum to discuss the dam project with Sudan and Ethiopia at a time when Ethiopia has increased the height of the dam from 90 metres to 145 metres and increased its storage capacity from 14 billion cubic metres to 74 billion cubic metres. This would impact the level of the Blue Nile waters.”

Ibrahim Dawoud,

Al Youm Al-Sabei

Nisf Kalima

“We are fighting an enemy which considers killing its religion and doctrine. It kills army and police, throws children from rooftops, burns the Egyptian flag and commits acts of sabotage. If one of them tells you to ‘say no’ to the constitution, that means he wants more killing and violence. You can defeat him by saying ‘yes’ to the constitution.”

Ahmed Ragab,

Akhbar Al-Youm

 Strong men

“Some government ministers upset over being accused of hesitancy when taking decisions want to prove that they rule with an iron fist. The result is that they take wrong decisions and commit fatal mistakes, like freezing more than 1,000 associations that serve society —instead of just changing their boards — because they are linked to the Muslim Brotherhood.”

Wahid Abdel-Maguid,


The game of the revolution

“Unfortunately, many people play the game of the revolution: they recall it when they need it and abandon it when they do not. The MB, for instance, remembered the revolution in their conflict with SCAF, but abndoned it when they struck deals with it. They recalled it when they sacked SCAF leaders and abandoned it when they wrote the [2012] consitution.”

Mahmoud Musallam,


A dignified life

“Egyptians will take part in the referendum on 14 and 15 January and will vote ‘yes’ on the new constitution which will restore hope in a dignified life they dream of. No matter what the MB does in the coming days and the violence that they will commit, nothing will stop the Egyptians from going ahead on the route they chose to build the modern state on and in which democracy and human rights reign.”

Wagdi Zeineddin,


Where is Hamas heading?

“I wish Hamas had remained a fortress of resistance far from political and religious conflicts. But it entered a deadlock when it declared its independence from the Palestinian people in Gaza.”  

Farouk Guweida,


A modern democratic state

“We have to realise that the foloul of the terrorst MB will try all means to destroy Egypt and change it to a failed state that cannot achieve its targets in establishing a modern democratic state which is built on liberty, social justice and human rights.”

Mohamed Barakat,


400,000 ready to die

“Ambassador Rifaa Al-Tahtawi told an ambassador representing an Arab state that the Muslim Brotherhood does not have any intention to stop wanting power because they have 400,000 fighters who are ready for martyrdom. Whoever wants to expel the MB from office should consider this fact.”

Akhbar Al-Youm

quoting Mohamed Hassanein Heikal in an interview with Lamis Al-Hadidi

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