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Who killed Marilyn??? The Egyptian Parliament will tell us

“Come near my gaff again and I’ll fuck you up, you cunt” A man with the wonderful name of Qadry Hasheesh came round to our house this week to take measurements for iron gates my family are installing. My aunt … Continue reading

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Football meets politics again, but differently

Some thinking out loud about the Port Said tragedy: I watched endless re-runs of the final moments of the Ahly–Masry game in Port Said in a restaurant, on a muted television. Silent images of a man triumphantly carried on someone’s … Continue reading

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Don’t know how to make this blog go dark without buggering it up, but down with the evil Internet breakers.

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Revolutions

So here we are, a year later, waiting for January 25th again. At the end of 2010 the country felt like it was at the end stages of some lingering, incurable disease, like it was stagnating. It had been a … Continue reading

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Army country

In Mostafa Mahmoud Square on Tuesday, a roaring man went up to another man and started slapping him across the face. There was that moment of hesitation as the accosted man processed what was going on. He looked at the … Continue reading

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Crackdown in Cairo

Here is something about Fayza’s day out at the NGOs. CAIRO – There was a flurry of good news last week in Egypt. Activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah was released on Christmas Day, Cairo’s Administrative Court issued a ruling banning “virginity tests,” … Continue reading

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ONE HAND GROUP APOLOGISES TO OKASHA AND ZBAYDAR

Members of the One Hand Group yesterday apologised to their spiritual leaders Tawfik Okasha and amoeba Ahmed Zbaydar for failing in their duty to kill and/or imprison absolutely all Egyptians. The One Hand Group is a group of 20 retired … Continue reading

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Walls go up

  There are now not one, but four walls in downtown Cairo. Huge cubes of round-edged cement are clumsily stacked on top of each other, as if by a child. Hours after its construction, the Qasr al-Aini wall was almost … Continue reading

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Piss off!

As a service to readers who don’t read Arabic, we have translated a recent important column* by Al-Masry Al-Youm editor Magdy El-Gallad, commenting on this. And this.  I have been bestowed with many blessings, and one of them is that … Continue reading

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Bloody elections

I wrote something about them and Arabist put it up here.

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