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Saturday,22 September, 2018
Issue 1204, (3-9 July 2014)

Ahram Weekly


Al-Ahram Weekly

Al-Sisi lanterns
The importation of Chinese-made “lanterns”, really “singing toys” as a shop keeper called them have taken the country by storm. And, they come in all shapes and forms in Ramadan. This year, not-surprisingly, the latest fad is a Chinese-imported lantern modelled on President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi. And, the music, too, matches the mood: it is the nationalistic song “Bushret Kheir” or “Good Tidings”.                 
(photo: January News Website)

The final victory

“Today, 30 June 2014, is the first anniversary of the Egyptian Revolution. The revolution that was originally ignited by Egyptian youths on 25 January 2011. Its ups and downs continued until it achieved its final victory on 30 June 2013.”
Osama Al-Ghazali Harb, Al-Ahram

30 June

“Egyptians who managed to challenge strategic and military theories and achieved victory in the October 1973 war with their will, steadfastness and faith in the value of the country, who managed to nationalise the Suez Canal, succeeded with their amazing demonstrations in June to oust the despotic regime of the MB and its president.”
Adel Al-Sanhouri, Al-Youm Al-Sabei

Confronting ISIS

“It is important to look at three moves in the region in the last 72 hours. The first is Al-Sisi’s visit to Algeria and coordination among the two leaders to face disorder in Libya. The second is Kerry’s meeting with the foreign ministers of Saudi, the UAE and Jordan regarding developments in Iraq and Syria. The third is the meeting of the Saudi Supreme Council to underline the protection of the country against terrorism. The three moves indicate that we are in the middle of a danger zone with security challenges regarding the aim to turn the Arab world into small sectarian states under the eyes and ears of the major powers.”
Emad Eddin Adeeb, Al-Watan

EgEgyptian Essence: Statue of Liberty

It is believed that Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, the designer of the Statue of Liberty, orignally proposed the statue as the landmark for the Suez Canal entrance. yptian Essence: Statue of Liberty


Under a regime that claims that it came to protect state institutions from breaking up, we have a judge who disappeared with his secretary before making a clear utterance of the sentence passed. The judge was supposed to rule in a case involving 24 human beings accused of protesting without permission – a crime usually punishable by a fine by the way.
Thus, they left the court to prison without knowing how long they would stay there. The prison management does not know either. The court security who conveyed the news to the lawyers had no clue whether the judge had postponed the case for two weeks or two months. I wish that any law was applied in this country even if it is the protest law. Otherwise, the state will be in real danger.
Omayma Kamal

The Arrest of Yara [Sallam] is an indication of the dangerous path that Egypt is on these days. Her arrest cannot be justified by any eastern or western rationale, but it certainly can be explained by a police state.
Tarek Elsayed


The Big Pharaoh @TheBigPharaoh
1 yr since largest demos in Egy history. What followed wasn’t revolution or just coup, it was a popularly backed coup.

Mada Masr @MadaMasr 
«History will say Egypt protected Arabism and Islam,» Sisi declares in speech marking anniv of June 30 protests.

Sharif Kouddous @sharifkouddous 
Sisi: A year after the June 30 revolution terrorism continues in an attempt to bring down the country.

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