The only way to get through life is to laugh your way through it. You either have to laugh or cry. I prefer to laugh. Crying gives me a headache

Saturday, 29 December 2012

Along The Nile ...



We journey up the storied Nile;
The timeless water seems to smile;
The slow and swarthy boatman sings;
The dahabëah spreads her wings;
We catch the breeze and sail away,
Along the dawning of the day,
Along the East, wherein the morn
Of life and truth was gladly born.

We sail along the past, and see
Great Thebes with Karnak at her knee.
To Isis and Osiris rise
The prayers and smoke of sacrifice.
'Mid rites of priests and pomp of kings
Again the seated Memnon sings.
We watch the palms along the shore,
And dream of what is here no more.

The gliding Cleopatran Nile,
With glossy windings, mile on mile,
Suggests the asp: in coils compact
It hisses--at the cataract.
Thence on again we sail, and strand
Upon the yellow Nubian sand,
Near Aboo Simbel's rock-hewn fane,
Which smiles at time with calm disdain.

Who cut the stone joy none can tell;
He did his work, like Nature, well.
At one with Nature, godlike, these
Bland faces of great Rameses.
'T is seemly that the noble mind
Somewhat of permanence may find,
Whereon with patience, may be wrought
A clear expression of its thought.

The artist labors while he may,
But finds at best too brief the day;
And, tho' his works outlast the time
And nation that they make sublime,
He feels and sees that Nature knows
Nothing of time in what she does,
But has a leisure infinite
Wherein to do her work aright.

The Nile of virtue overflows
The fruitful lands through which it goes.
It little cares for smile or slight,
But in its deeds takes sole delight,
And in them puts its highest sense,
Unmindful of the recompense;
Contented calmly to pursue
Whatever work it finds to do.

Howadji, with sweet dreams full fraught,
We trace this Nile through human thought.
Remains of ancient grandeur stand
Along the shores on either hand.
Like pyramids, against the skies
Loom up the old philosophies,
And the Greek king, who wandered long,
Smiles from uncrumbling rock of song.

Henry Abbey

No idea if there is a Big Party for everybody, young an' old,  in the Big square for New Year or not, But I can't keep away, so I am off ...

Winter in Cairo and summer in London ... wot luxury!

Ah well, someone has to do it ....





... and if it looks like an ad, feels like an ad, then it must be an ad ... and it IS an ad! 

 ... and if Henry Abbey couldn't, can you keep away?! No, of course not ...

Soooo, see you soon in Cairo everybody, or Luxor, or Aswan, Hurgadah maybe? Or Sharm El Sheikh? Marsa Alam, Alexandria or even Suez ... or ...

Come to EGYPT anyway and we can sort that out later .... 

 :-)


Nile [cruise]


Friday, 28 December 2012

Henri 5 :-)




Or 'enri cinq. I hope you like him and his friends. He says he didn't 'ave a good Christmas, but don't you believe it! Watch the film ...

... and that's how you teach a foreign language to bi-lingual standard to young kids too. You make them relate the language to a pleasurable feeling. Either in a 'see it, hear it' or just 'hear it' alone, like in a nice song and the lyrics written on a piece of paper to read and learn while listening. I used to start them on films like this one as soon as they could watch, or only a few months old - as for hearing a foreign song, you start that from birth. You'd be surprised how quickly children learn a language or two this way and love it forever too. They also become always interested in learning more languages as they grow older. True

Relating learning a language to music and or a nice visual works for adults as well, try it.

I hope you like 'enri 5, il est manifique! ... did I spell that right? Oh, and there is 'enri 1, 2, 3, 4 on youtube too ...

Of course, as always, the BBC comes tops when it comes to learning  ...

Brilliant stuff! :-)

 ... et nnnoo, 'ee's not 'enrii ... but 'ee will do ....


Speaking two languages from childhood keeps brain in good shape as we [age]




Wednesday, 26 December 2012

A party for Egypt ...



















Because of all the divisions and the resulting political instability, Standard and Poores have downgraded Egypt from a B to a B- with a negative future outlook.

Hey Egyptians, the need to UNITE is now a MUST! ... and you need to show that unity to the world too if you want that rating to go up again quick ... and get a bit more 'trust' all around too ...

By the way, Is there a Tahrir Square New Year party this year?

I hope there is, this would really help ... brilliant party it was last year though I wasn't there, but I won't miss it this year if there is one ...

Only five days left? So what?! I bet the Egyptians can fix a party it in two, and where there is a will, there 'definitely' is always a way!

Just like last year, nearly no cost Big Party for 'everybody' ... we already have the huge Cairo square, so,  all you need is a few volunteer singers, musicians and artists. I'm sure they would race to volunteer if they just hear about it, even recorded music and some party lights will do. And the stands and all the electrics are already there, a few army tanks and soldiers for security and to help the police, and to join in the party too ... and lots of people, from all 'sides', happily celebrating the new year 'together' ... just tell the people on TV, even on the day and that's enough to fill the square ... mind you the day before would be better to give the world notice of the happy ending to the 'Soap' ... a Big Party ... and make it LOOOOUD!

It will do wonders to you all, not just to change that gloomy mood but help bring back this much desired  unity, and helps dispel some of the fear of Islamism v liberalism too ... Besides,  it will do wonders to your credit rating and general outlook too ... All overnight! And no advertising costs either ... since the whole world is already watching!

A winner all round!

What an opportunity! Eh, Dr Morsi?! Dear brother ... Give us 'All' a Big Party, just like last year, please ... good for your rating too, either internal or external :-)

And ...

Sister, if you don't mind me, I won't mind you here, would not miss this year's 'together' party even if she has to walk it, you know! ... cos I am spontaneous like that, I wouldn't miss a Big Party in 'The' square for anything, noooo way! I am sure everybody in Egypt would love a party too

I hope Dr Baradei, Mr Musa and Mr Sabahi are listening, and would attend, if there is a party ... call it 'Reconciliation and Unity Party'  ... and let's show what the Egyptians people are like to the world again! ... I bet the tourists would be watching too ...

It's all about 'image' and who presents the Biggest and Best show, you know ... but, YOU, will mean it too ... to keep the resulting 'trust' ....

Let's hope


It was worth every penny [click]
Pound devaluation [fears]
Three banks [downgraded]
Crunch [looms]
Egypt far from bankruptcy, says [government]
President Morsi's speech celebrating the passage of new constitution [Arabic]
President's deputy [resigned], new constitution does not allow for [replacement]
Salvation front to democratically seek [amendments] to new [constitution]
Obama picks Mohamed [El Erian] for Global [development]
Egypt talks to reshuffle [cabinet] president calls for [dialogue]
Fiscal [cliff]: Like lemmings, the Americans seem hell bent on leaping off an economic [cliff]
Dr Morsi: The future is bright despite [difficulties]
IMF welcomes [currency][restrictions]




Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Season's greetings ... :-)



In your light
I learn how to love
In your beauty
How to make poems
You dance
Inside my chest
Where no one sees you
But I sometimes do
And that sight
Becomes this art
Rumi





Wishinyou a JoyouChristmas

:-)



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Top Christmas [films]

Sunday, 23 December 2012

Egypt: Time for dialogue


Egypt has problems, political, but more in focus now, economic.But fighting each other is NOT the answer, calling each other names, you know, infidel and traitor and all that unwarranted, untrue, and uncalled for trashing, is NOT the answer, standing against each other with stones, pullets and 'swords' is 'most definitely' NOT the answer ... @@

The answer now is, simply, 'Dialogue'; to talk 'together'! The president, the administration AND the opposition

"Morsy and his remaining Cabinet have paid little attention to critiques of the document so far, which experts say is a bad sign for any future cooperation over amending the document after its ratification. Instead, the president and his supporters have brushed off commentary, imploring for the country’s need of political and economic stability.
He has said the draft constitution should be passed by this week’s popular referendum to help the country stabilize and allow for a return in investment and economic growth."
All Egyptians now want an end to that unprecedented turmoil and a return to stability and prosperity for Egypt, myself included. All Egyptians now, instead of all the shouting, want to concentrate on pushing the economy forward from it's current stagnant stop to avert a possible disaster and to ensure a fair and dignified living for all.  Only stability will never return unless Egypt returns to an Egypt for 'All' Egyptians. That so long as any segment of society is feeling marginalised or excluded, which many still feel is the case now with all the anger still remaining, that stability will be fragile, hence, very likely to break again and again until all the current concerns are addressed. That without doing so, there will be a continuous hurt to all endeavours to help the economic recovery.  Therefore, it is best that this healing needs to be done now and in a calm manner, rather than have her subjected to any further turmoil. Not forgetting the cost of confrontation whether human or financial on an already tired country  too.

The civility of any group of people is judged by their diversity and culture. Of the latter, Egypt is a proud first. Then, the more diverse a society is, the more civilised it is as a rule of thumb.  Egypt's has been a beacon of civilisation for thousands of years now. Mentioned on numerous occasions and more than any other land in all  the holy books. Egypt was destined right from the start for this diversity and the resulting civility. Hence, that latest episode of what looked to the world like a rough and freebie daily soap opera did indeed harm that milliennia long reputation for civility. Not only that, but all those involved, on all 'sides', now realise that it will never be the case that her people, being also her Guardians as per all the scripture, can and will ever accept a change to that inheritance nor allow a blinkered approach that would threaten that very civility now. As for 'sides', in a healthy democracy, you do have that political  previlage, but never when it comes to the customary social cohesion for that should always be a red line to all.

This togetherness and unity is also a vital component for economic success. Hence, this civility and inclusivity Must always be sought and maintained through 'dialogue' rather than stones, and for the leadership to respond more positively to avoid confrontations.  That same communication needs also be the pillar of in every social endeavour including and above all, in education which does needs urgent  discussing now. I understand the new constitution wants to 'Arabise' the study and practice of the sciences in Egypt! I think that's clause 12 of the new proposed constition though I am not so sure, but I heard A female Dr something say that on Egyptian TV. She was a member of the Constitutional assembly and explained that during the middle ages, the sciences were taught and practiced in Arabic and that the world came to us for that excellence in teaching then and will return when the sciences are taught and practised in Arabic again. Forgetting that the world came then because we were good at the sciences then, but we're not the best now, and so, it's Egyptians that need to venture out more and not the opposite! And that's what Egyptians need to do; strive to advance or as The Lord instructed us to do, to READ, in any subject, and in any tongue, for what you seek is 'knowledge' to help you advance, better yourself and yours as well as contribute. That's also while the whole world is gearing towards global cooperation, hence, the majority of countries are now operating in English, exchanging information in English, widening scientific horizons by setting up teaching establishments in each other's lands for the same purpose, in English - and for the sake of advancement in scientific research too, the majority of which is done 'In English'.  When asked how she envisages doing that Arabisation, she said that those currently studying medicine, for example, will be allowed to continue in English, but new entrants to medicine will be taught in Arabic ... and how will the two then  communicate doctor to doctor afterwards?! No mention, but I dread to think of the consequences of the lack of communication for the patients first and foremost, and on scientific research too!

Science is the future and all Egyptians want to be part of that future, so please reconsider. To be honest, I can't even see how the sciences, let alone the science and application of IT, for example,  can be Arabised at all! Or, what about the English speaking and other foreign institutions who have already set up successful endeavours such as schools and universities in Egypt? Do those lock up shop and go?! Not forgetting the lost scientific opportunity and it's benefits for the advancement of those Egyptians those establishments of repute cater for. One has to also consider the harm to that very now suffering economy and the terrible consequences for Egypt's global scientific, and otherwise, reputation too if those institutions were made to stop! Again, and in time of a trend towards globalisation and mutual cooperation, please reconsider ...

Then there is a few political strings that needs tying while Egypt attends to the economy. The  president issued a decree that was regarded as unfair, but it was a good and promising sign that he was flexible enough to retract it again for the sake of the many people who voiced legitimate concern. He stated that he couldn't postpone the constitutional referendum because of a legal deadline, fair enough. The referendum is now done as the president wanted and, as expected, will result in a 'yes' vote ... but then the anger remains everywhere. The reason I sincerely hope the administration in Egypt will now realise the need for more flexibility to address the many disputed issues like that of eduction, for but an example. That a constitution, any constitution, is made for the welfare of 'all' it's people and hence, is NOT set in stone. That, for the sake of the desired and much needed peace, it can, and there should be,  a constant endeavour to better and tweek until suited regardless of the time that takes. That it will be ALWAYS amended or even changed altogether to suit 'everybody' as you go along and rebuild the country - or there will never be that much needed stability. 

For that, all parties need to calm down and start cooperating, and for the administration who happens to have the upper hand by virtue of being in power, to allow 'everyone' to have an 'equal' say as well as an equal input in how to amend said constitution as well as in how the country is governed and be included in that process too. Yesterday, for example, The Shura Council was augmented by Dr Mursi; 90 more names were added and 75% of which are non Islamist, but then the total overall is 279 members now, the rest being mostly Islamist, meaning a roughly 3-1 majority. 

If only for the very reason that the currently dire economic position will NOT change unless everybody cooperates to move forward under a fair umbrella Each and every Egyptian, more so those holding the reins, need to think 'Egypt First', and not me or what 'I' want first. For the good of all, sometimes it is necessary for each and everyone of us everywhere to say 'I do not matter' this time and feel it too -  to protect, 'unconditionally' and without expecting reward, for that reward is in the upholding of the well being of the whole of society, ie, the civility and prosperity of Egypt, and her reputation. That,  to every Egyptian,  should now matter the most.  

To do that,  think 'Egypt', that she was put in the hands of her people for 'safe keep', why it is only 'you' Egyptians who can redeem her. Think as the 'Guardians' you were always meant to be, then get your heads 'together', and work 'together' for 'a return to peace - and with that a return to 'investment and economic growth' as well as political stability, hence a return to prosperity, for EGYPT,  your mother, and mother of 'life on Earth'! 

Time to tell her: "Mum, it's not about me now, it's about 'you'; your prosperity, your welfare, your reputation,  you EGYPT is more important now, and that's what matters most to me"


They're making 'kahk' in this video ...


بلدنا امانة فادينا
Baladna amana f edina
Our country is in our hands for safe keep

 نعليها مدام عيشين
Ne'aliha madam aysheen
To endeavour to move her upwards 
For as long as we live

 نعيش فيها سنين و سنين و احنا مطمنين
Ne'eesh fiha seneen w seneen wehna metameneen
To live on her land, 
Peaceful and secure, for years and years

 مشربتش من نيلها
Ma shrebtish men Nilha
Haven't you drunk the water from her Nile?

 طب جربت تغنيلها
Tab garabt te'ghani lha
Or, have you tried singing to her?

 جربت فعز متحزن تمشي فشوارعها و تشكيلها
Garabt f ez ma tehzan temshi fi shwar'eha w teshkilha
And if you're feeling down, 
Did you try walking around her streets for comfort

 ممشتش فضواحيها
Ma meshtesh f dawahiha
Did you not walk her suburbs

 طيب مكبرتش فيها
Tayeb makebertsh fiha
Or, have you not grown up on her land?

 و لا ليك صورة عالرملة كانت عالشط في موانيها
wala leek soura alramla kant alshat f mawaneeha
Don't you have a photo sitting on the sand
 on her beaches?

 دور جواك تلقاها هي الصحبة و هي الاهل
Dawar gwak tel'aha hia elsohba wheya el'ahl
Look inside you, she's your friend, and family

 عشرة بلدي بتبقى
Eshret baladi betb'a
Her companionship remains 

 نسيانها عالبال مش سهل
Nessyanha albal mosh sahl
Never easy to forget

 يمكن ناسي لانك فيها
Yemken nassi l'enak feeha
Maybe you're now forgetful 
because you're on her land

 مش وحشاك و لا غبت عليها
Mesh wahshak wala ghbt aleeha
You don't miss her because you've not been away

 بس اللي مجرب و فرقها
Bass elly megarab w fare'aha
But for those who have experienced leaving her

 قال فالدنيا مفيش بعديها
Aal fedonia mafeesh ba'adeeha
They say there is nothing like her

 ان غبت بحنلها
En ghebt bahen elha
I miss her when I am away

 و انسى الدنيا و اجيلها
Wanssa eldonia wageelha
Forget the world and return

 و ان جيت انسى تفكرني
Wen geet anssa tefakarni
And if I am about to forget, she reminds me

 بمليون ذكرى القلب شيلها
Bemellioun zekra el alb shaylha
With a million memory living in my heart

 غالية بلدنا علينا
Ghalya baladna aleena
Our country is dear to us

 و هتفضل فعنينا
W hatefdal f eneena
And will always be in our eyes

 و مدام بنحب بلدنا تبقى هتتغير بادينا
Wemadam benheb baladna teb'a ha tetghayar beena
And so long as we love her, 
our hands will strive to change her [for the better]

 احنا اللي نعليها بادينا نخليها
Ehna elly n'aleeha b'edaina nekhaleeha
We were entrusted to forever raise her, 
and with our hands to make her ...

 اجمل لينا و لولدنا مهما العمر يعدي علينا
Agmal leena w leladna mahma el omr y'adi aleena
More beautiful for us and our children,
 and so long as we live 


Time not just to sing it, but to love Egypt, to let her live inside every Egyptian - inside, or out ...

Let's hope this image below will be a thing of the past soon.

Peace


WOT?! The sciences are not going to be [Arabised]?! :-)
Artists v Islamists [click]ialogue, no unsubstantial amendments to elections [law]
NSF to participate in [dialogue]
IMF welcomes [currency][restrictions]


Thursday, 20 December 2012

Prime Minister's Questions .. 19 December 2012





Question-by-question guide


  • Arctic Convoy medal
  • Afghanistan drawdown
  • Food banks 
  • Taxation and budget deficit 
  • Metropolitan Police
  • Child poverty and the economy
  • Green spaces in urban areas
  • Disability benefits
  • Record employment numbers
  • Disability and welfare
  • Immigration from EU countries
  • Universal credit
  • UK citizen jailed in Cuba
  • Household energy
  • NHS spending
  • Young homeless ‘parliament’
  • Helicopter service to Isles of Scilly
  • Banking fraud
  • Dementia care by Warwickshire County Council
  • Hunting with dogs
  • Benefit reform
  • Christmas TV viewing 
  • Banking reform
  • VAT on Hillsborough charity single
  • UK economy 
  • Fuel poverty


Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Prime Minister's Questions .. 12 December 2012



Question-by-question guide


  • Youth employment
  • Long term unemployment 
  • Tax credits and benefits
  • Death of nurse Jacintha Saldanha
  • Communications Data Bill
  • Magna Carta and judicial review
  • Court hearings held in secret
  • Wind turbines
  • Economy of Iceland
  • Apprenticeships, Youth Contract and work experience
  • Work experience placements
  • Autism Act 2009
  • Green Investment Bank
  • European Council
  • Government borrowing
  • Air passenger duty
  • Child poverty
  • Marine science research and broadband in Plymouth
  • Violence in Belfast
  • Entrepreneurship in Cornwall
  • Maternity pay for working mothers
  • Welfare benefits
  • Shovel ready measures in Scotland

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Rope



3:103

"And hold firmly to the rope of God all together and do not become divided. And remember the favour of God[and His gifts] upon you - when you were enemies and He brought [joined in love] your hearts together and you became, by His favour, brothers. And you were on the edge of a pit of fire, and He saved you from it. Thus does God reveals to you His verses that you may be guided" Quran 



I was abroad when trouble started and have since my return been watching what's happening in Egypt with a heavy heart. So heavy, it has rendered me mentally paralysed; the reason why I have been speechless on the subject since. I just can't believe it, for never in the whole long history of Egypt has anything like that ever happened   ... but then, at the same time I was hoping that it won't be allowed to go on anyway because the current president and his administration will have the vision and the wisdom to remove the reason for this trouble and put a swift end to all the resulting hurt - but they didn't. Instead, the situation was allowed to fester and continue festering, it has now become a dangerous impasse! ... now only God knows where is that taking Egypt and her people if it is left, as it is now, to feed on itself and grow ...

Right from the start and given Egypt's diversity as people, I had many doubts and hence, anticipated that there will be trouble if one group tried to impose their one ideology over such a mix of people. But then when the new president Dr Morsi resigned from the Muslim Brotherhood, a glimmer of hope replaced part of the doubt and I thought, fair enough, let's give a chance now that he was elected and now that he promises to be inclusive of all Egyptian; even though I had huge reservations on the process by which he got there too ... only Egyptians are now so divided, the situation has turned into 'Egyptian vs Egyptian' with each group pulling in the opposite direction at what once was a well woven strong rope, but is now hanging on a thread where if that goes on the way it has been till now, there is nothing but an ugly pit of fire at the end of such an ugly road - for that, speechless as I was, I prayed and still pray for Egypt and to save Egypt


No need to repeat the full 'Egyptian spring' story from it's beginning for the whole world has been watching since it first started on 25 January 2011, and I have written enough about that, all under the label 'Egypt' if anyone wants a reminder. Now that the situation has reached such a dangerous point, one of the most prominent part of this memory for me is that despite all his ills, president Mubarak stood down so as to spare his people any divisions and all the heartache that usually follows, as seen in other 'springs' around the Middle East. And when the Egyptian army took over, it displayed incredible restraint despite all the personal attacks it's leadership was subjected to for the very same reason, to 'protect' the Egyptian people and keep them 'together' and united and that's how Egypt was delivered to the new administration ... and where is that unity now?!

John Lyon of the BBC reporting on the current sad situation in Cairo said that people are opposed because they feel the president wants to "impose Islamic values on Egypt", and no BBC, Egypt is a Moslim country, proud of her Islamic values and traditions, including Shari'a which simply means 'law'. But one that is  based on 'true'  Moslim teaching, and one which has always formed the basis for the law of the land in Egypt up to today and has never brought people apart as is happening today but kept them united as you have seen for yourselves during the revolution. That's because it allows people to live side by side in peace. To give but an example, it allows minorities like Christians and others to apply their own laws with regards to marriage, death and family and follow the law of the land where it can be applied to everybody fairly and without prejudice. So, say, if some members of the Christian community's religious beliefs don't allow divorce while other denominations do or have a special procedure or time frame for that, the state will not interfere or impose the Muslim view or way but will allow them to abide by their own religious teachings, same goes for inheritance too, etc - and it instils good behavioural standards and ethics too, like you won't hear all the 'Alahhuuu Aakkbaaar' or 'God is great' loud chants you always hear on the BBC's 'Arab spring' reports, sometimes even when the moving picture on the screen is of an aeroplane in mid air :-) ...  because it promotes the universal religious teaching that it is wrong to mention God's name in vain, even if a foreign camera crew urged you to do that to get on TV which the majority of simple people then do - and I have seen them, not the BBC, do that in Tahrir Square last year - and felt the voice over some channels use sometimes too. I do not think this kind of practice is fair reporting given that they always depict an already volatile situation!

So, Egyptians, including minorities cherish and want Islamic values, but what the liberals and the seculars have reservations about is the attempts to impose a certain interpretation or an ideology of one group with strict views that they feel does not move on with the times as per Islamic teachings, and their wish to impose that over the rest, or the majority.  They also therefore question some wording that may affect the legalities of the new proposed constitution, about it's affect on the content and what that may mean to how the country is governed. As well as question the reason for the sudden rush to a referendum. They feel that the prosposed constitution is biased towards the Islamist ideology, which means just that and not questioning the underlying values themselves. But instead of opening a dialogue with them to dispel that fear at the very least, Dr Morsi awarded himself powers which allows him to do whatever he likes without question. In effect, he put himself above the law, something which the liberals can never accept as those believe that only God is above the law since he's also the creator and maker of same, and because one of the pillars of democracy is 'the rule of law', where everybody is 'accountable', including and above all, the president!  ... and it went on from there

Now the law, or the judiciary, is against the decree and against the new constitution and it's approaching referendum, well, obviously - and so is the Egyptian press, and they both, together with the large sections of society now being represented in Tahrir Square to disapprove, are not just taking a stand against but are frustrated and angry that nobody is listening to their legitimate concerns. But it was then shocking to see that instead of attempts to diffuse the situation, the Moslim Brotherhood, ironically and in direct opposition to the Sura or part of the Quran above since that move would always cause division, packed it's supporters into buses and coaches and descended on Cairo in front of the Cairo University in support of the president and his proposed constitution and carrying his pictures as well as some deliberately infuriating placards ... and I thought that the carry my picture days are gone! One of the many placards had a simple drawing of a woman on pink paper with an added black moustache and the word 'almani' or 'secular' written under, and you don't know if they mean secular women are like men, hence the moustache - or secular men are all women [a downgrade to some], hence the woman's face underlined by the word secular, or both - another incredibly  threatening placard exactly said "Ayoha el'amanyoun etaqo ghadabna" or " Seculars, beware of our anger", and it sorts of implies that 'secular' is 'kofar' or non believers! ... and who are you to judge, or what anger is that, and is Dr Morsi aware all this is done in his name?! ... etc, etc, loads ... the result is that now there are two camps; both Egyptian vs Egyptian! Recipe for disaster, it escalated ... and now it's Egyptian injuring and hurting, even killing Egyptian as there are three confirmed dead since trouble started plus unconfirmed reports of five more deaths today! This  is not just sad, but heart breaking!

Meanwhile, the 'experts', from both sides 'of Egyptians' are in abundance and are talking now 24/7 in the media, while the establishment still pushes along with a referendum on said proposed constitution to be held this coming Saturday despite the judiciary's refusal to oversee. Meaning in effect, that the law of the land is now also splitting among itself based on you're either with me; the regime, or against me, and that's everybody else. Despite all that, Dr Morsi is not just not budging, he is nowhere to be seen too, while still insisting on his decree and his referendum anyway. Meaning that 236 items of legal gibberish is going to a referendum on Saturday and the result, which is bound to be a victory given how the elections were won. I will not take part, because although I may understand on the surface, I know when it comes to legalities what just a single word in the wrong place can do. I therefore would have preferred that this content was torn apart by the judiciary first, since there is no parliament, before it was offered for a referendum, and also given that 40% of the population are illiterate and the majority of the rest are like me, they wouldn't have a clue!

 During today's clashes between 'Egyptian and Egyptian' in front of the presidential palace, Egyptian TV reported that it was Mr Khayrat El Shater, the top Muslim Brotherhood leader who was rejected during the elections and was replaced by Dr Morsi was the one who organised and gave orders to what the said TV now calls 'Brotherhood militia @@' to go and disperse the till that point peaceful protest in front of the presidential palace in Heliopolis, a suburb of Cairo. With that action resulting in a few now dead and well over 400 injured, some seriously, people are now not wondering how could he ever do that and by what right, but also, how many presidents does Egypt now have and for them to feel free to do what they did?!

Forget about all the injuries to Egypt's reputation abroad and the resulting harm to her interests in general and tourism and her already suffering economy as a whole, let alone all of the above, what's important now is a solution - and no, a referendum on a disputed constitution this coming Saturday is not the answer for the above reasons. This is also because people remember the mess that was the first ever referendum still and therefore, IMHO, if the government won, the anger of those opposing will continue and most probably escalate too, and if the government lost, it would suffer unprecedented humiliation that would cause a big loss of trust leading to much bigger questions to it's very creditability, ability and competence - and who knows where that would lead. Meaning that the best time to end the trouble while saving face for the administration is now, or it won't work.

Myself being one of those 'women with a moustache' as described above, or simply, an ordinary Egyptian who is not a supporter of the Brotherhood and hence, must be a 'them' from the secular/liberal camp whatever that means since throughout the ages Egyptians have always considered themselves just Egyptian, I like to remind those who are in the now new 'us' camp with the word of God as stated above. That Egypt is now standing on the edge of a 'pit of fire' and the only way to save the day is to remove the 'causation' that got her into there in the first place. Hence, I urge Dr Morsi, who I never doubted his integrity, to do the right thing by her people, to forget about all the advisers and the experts around him and take that courageous step and withdraw his decree as well as cancel that referendum to allow that heat to cool down then give those opposing a chance to a healthy 'air your doubts' dialogue and let them have that  listen to their say instead of all the unwarranted doubt and the accompanying accusations now rampant.

Unite Egypt President Morsi, pull that 'cause' back ... save your people from that awful pit of fire, unite them and weave that rope back to strong again as it was delivered to you ... but this time weave with care to include all your people. After all, the Sura above, though means lots more as always; but for one, it never said who should or shouldn't hold on to that rope, but said 'all' then left it open to mean and to include 'everybody', regardless ...

This is his duty as President, to 'protect' first and foremost - as stated by God and his Prophet, or his Shari'a

I don't think he would also like to go down in history as the man who lead his country and his people from the edge down into 'pit of fire' in just a few little months ... it's all in your hands now Dr Morsi, save Egypt.

Meanwhile, the 'anger' around the presidential palace continues... and when will that long 'spring' end?!

Let's hope and pray for peace for Egypt


Morsi calls for talks on the same day as constitutional poll to go ahead as planned [click]and [click]

The decline and fall of the Muslim Brotherhood [click]
More protests [click]
Brotherhood: Feloul [Remenants], thugs, snippers responsible for Wednesday violence [click]
Foreign service communique sounds alarm bells for Morsi [click]
Salvation Front:Mursi has lost ligitimacy [click]
Egypt's opposition coalition [click]and [click] and [click]
UN: Egypt must protect peaceful protesters [click]
UK in contact with Egypt government and opposition [click]
Obama voices 'deep concern' to Egypt's Mursi [click]
Opposition rejects Mursi's call to dialogue [video]
Rival protesters gather across Cairo [click] [latest]
Mursi ready to postpone referendum [click] ... and postponed, for expatriates, for 4 days! [click] and [update]
Egypt's brotherhood ready to defend democracy [click]
Mursi calls for dialogue to resolve political impasse [click]
Live [updates]
Brotherhood's Khayrat El-Shater" 'We' won't allow the revolution to be stolen again"  [click]
Brotherhood supreme guide: This is not politics but 'interests' [click:]
Two Egypts [click]
Army will not allow [violence]
Allow military to arrest civilians [click]
Egypt president in national dialogue [click]
New constitutional declaration to be issued 'within hours' [click]
Mursi's decree cancelled, constitutional referendum on time [click]
The new decree [click] Reactions vary [click]and [click]
Egyptians go the [vote] and [prediction]



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"Each of you is a Sheppard, and each is 'responsible' for his own flock" The Prophet