17 Oct 2016
The phenomenon of accounts of minor incidents that happen to ordinary people and then turn quickly to news items, occupying public opinion and the front pages of the newspapers and mass media, is one important consequence of the information revolution.
The internet, accompanied by the proliferation of laptops and mobile phones, has involved millions of people, not only in following news on the...
05 Oct 2016
"I'm going to be the world champion."
This was the message Abdel Rahman Mohamed sent from his cell phone to his coach just before a speeding car hit him on Foka Road, between Wadi al-Natroon and Al-Alamein.
Abdel Rahman was a cyclist, and he was cycling along that particular road as part of his training — until a painful accident ended his life at the age of just 14.
12 Sep 2016
Before I came to New York city, I lived the details of New York life through an American television comedy series called Sex and the City. I had a close relationship with the heroines of the famous TV series. I lived with them the details of New York women’s lives — which seemed characterized prominently by freedom.
Four women who made all the decisions with regard to their...
30 Aug 2016
After zuhr prayers on Friday, I went to buy my weekly needs from the grocery store, and I stopped at a famous branch of Al-Tawhid Wal Nour department store in Madint Nasser, in front of which is a public bus station.
As I was crossing the street on foot, I saw a woman sitting on a chair at the station and crying. At first I felt too shy to ask what was making her cry, but I conquered my...
28 Jun 2016
Public opinion polls in the US currently indicate that Hillary Clinton stands the highest chance of winning the presidential election, but no one can rule out the possibility of her Republican rival, Donald Trump, gaining a surprise victory.
The political climate which caused the majority of Brits to vote in favor of leaving the EU last week is similar to the political climate in North America; a...
04 Jun 2016
It was a good move from British newspaper The Guardian to apologize to its readers for the fabricated reports and articles published by its Cairo correspondent, Joseph Mayton.
Last February, the newspaper received a complaint from a source in Cairo mentioned in one of Mayton's articles, who maintained he had neither spoken to the reporter nor met him.
The newspaper used a neutral...
01 Apr 2016
There is no doubt that Nicholas Reeves, who champions a theory that the tomb of Queen Nefertiti is located behind the walls of Tutankhamun’s tomb, has succeeded into taking us in by his illusions, garnering much fame and wealth through offers to author books, articles and to appear in TV programs that revolve around his myth.
If we rely on reason and science, we discover that it is...
24 Mar 2016
With month-old debates about a possible cabinet reshuffle now over, talk will shift to the performance of the new ministers, with eyes set on the officials’ first steps towards resolving the problems that have piled up, some of which date back a long way, vexing consecutive governments.
Success in resolving those problems depends upon many things, most importantly the ability to face up to...
23 Mar 2016
Mohamed ElBaradei is no traitor, because a traitor, according to my perception and limited legal knowledge, is a spy at war with his homeland and people.
ElBaradei is none of that. Rather, he endured a lot to secure the victory of the 30 June revolution. I suspect that ElBaradei’s criticisms of the the Muslim Brotherhood and Mohamed Morsi's government led the way for the vast majority...
24 Dec 2015
This week has seen an event that reveals the nature of what is politically going on in Egypt. It pertains to the State Support Coalition, whose name was changed to the Egypt Support Coalition.
Endless meetings and discussions were held on satellite channels between those who are in favor of the coalition and those warning against it. And the peak of this melodramatic scene was the...