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Dr Amira Abo el-Fetouh

 

Items by Dr Amira Abo el-Fetouh

  • Floating Egypt

    It was Black Thursday, as the Egyptians called it, when they woke up to the news of the Egyptian Pound being floated, or rather assassinated, causing it to lose over half of its value. This was after a lowly deception of the Egyptians took place, as the night before,...

  • Egypt’s foreign policy: the policy of manipulation

    Egypt’s foreign policy has become a policy of cheap exploitation and manipulation. The tense relations between Egypt and Saudi Arabia have surfaced recently after kept quite for some time. This tension became evident after a Yemeni delegation consisting of Houthis rebels and associates of former president Ali Abdullah Saleh...

  • The tuk tuk driver who shook the throne

    An ordinary, hardworking Egyptian citizen, like the majority of the Egyptian people, who is suffering from a lack of the basic necessities for a dignified life, appeared on a television show hosted by Amr Al-Leithy. He was riding his tuk tuk and they had a conversation that lasted less...

  • Catching a big fish

    Yesterday, the governing military authority of Egypt added a new crime to the series of crimes it committed since staging the coup in July 2013. They assassinated Muslim Brotherhood leader Dr Mohammed Kamal, a member of the group’s Guidance and Shura councils, along with his companion. They were ambushed...

  • Rabaa is a national issue

    It has been three years since the worst massacres witnessed by Egypt in its modern history; massacres that cause the human conscience and the free world to ache. The Rabaa Al-Adawiya and Al-Nahda Square massacres resulted in the unlawful killing of thousands of Egyptians. Words cannot describe what happened...

  • Celebrating delusions of grandeur

    There has just been a celebration of the first anniversary of the opening of the Suez Canal extension, which they claimed falsely to be a “new” canal. The event saw the new Ferdinand de Lesseps standing arrogantly on the presidential yacht, El Mahrousa, surrounded by his soldiers, guards and...

  • The search for an alternative in Egypt

    The events in Egypt escalated recently and so too did the crises. The government found itself surrounded from the inside and the outside, and the coup leader seemed shaken and tense, which was evident during his latest speech, the scandalous speech as they call it. In this speech he...

  • A regime escaping from itself

    Amid a crushing economic crisis, the likes of which has not been seen in Egypt before, the currency value has declined to an unprecedented low. The Egyptian Pound is now worth just 13 American cents ($1 = 7.83 EGP). This is due to the weakness of Egypt’s economic resources,...

  • Why leave now?

    To whom was the coup leader directing his speech given on the Prophet’s birthday? Was it directed at those present in the hall, the scholars and masses, to the sponsors of his coup, i.e. the countries funding him, or to the military council that brought him into power in...

  • An Islamic alliance against whom?

    There is no doubt that finding an Islamic alliance or organisation that will lead to comprehensive Islamic unity is the aspiration and hope of every Muslim who truly loves their religion and works loyally for its sake. With this in mind, Saudi Arabia’s recent announcement of the formation of...

  • Wake up Elaraby!

    The Arab League has finally woken up after a long slumber, almost reaching the point of death. We were on the verge of burying it, but the Arab League miraculously and suddenly, without any warning, was revived. We found the Secretary-General Nabil Elaraby protesting and speaking out against the...

  • The drummers’ council

    The farcical play known as the parliamentary elections ended yesterday. Most of the Egyptian masses did not attend it, as the majority of them boycotted it, except for the few who sold their souls to the devil. It was easy for their votes to be bought by the candidates...

  • Egypt is drowning; who will save it?

    The flood-water drowning of Alexandria, the Bride of the Mediterranean, is a metaphor for Egypt sinking on every level, including its political, economic and social aspects. Our beloved country has reached rock bottom. Is there anyone who can rescue it from drowning further and revive it once more? The...

  • The Knife Intifada

    Neither the Oslo Accords nor their collusion with the Arab leaders over the years has saved them from the outbreak of a new intifada staged by the Oslo Accords generation. This same generation, which they believed they were creating and moulding under their watchful eyes, has now risen up...

  • The nations have descended upon us

    Prophet Mohammad, peace be upon him, was right, as always, when he said, “The nations will call each other and set upon you, just as diners set upon food.” Today we are witnessing the nations setting upon us from every direction and the Russian invasion of our beloved Syria...

  • O Jerusalem!

    Is it enough for the Muslim nations to weep and beg to stop the blatant Zionist aggression against Al-Aqsa Mosque or is it merely a way for them to rid themselves of the responsibility of disappointing their Jerusalemite brothers and sisters who are defending the mosque with their bare...

  • The embassy is in the building

    The Israeli embassy has reopened, but in a new building; a fancy building in New Cairo. It was reopened during the time of Al-Sisi’s Egypt, the time of intellectual and moral decline. The Israeli ambassador returned after being fired four years ago, i.e. during the time of the January...

  • Every Egyptian citizen is now a potential terrorist

    He asked the people to give him a mandate to combat potential terrorism, and then Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi created this terrorism himself and made it a reality on the ground. He did so in order to legitimise his place as head of state and use it as a bogie...

  • Egypt's three black years

    It is mistaken to mark just one year since the leader of the military coup took the reins of power in Egypt. This man has been actually been ruling Egypt since he staged his bloody coup on 3 July, 2013. He is the man who read the military statement...

  • Egypt is the laughing stock of the world

    The coup regime in Egypt continues to insist on making that great country, in all its civilisational and strategic glory, the laughing stock of the world. The people wake up on a daily basis to a new scandal or farce taking place in our beloved land, which will soon...

  • You fool our nation, I tear your picture

    This same hand that hung your picture fondly and proudly on my office wall, considering you an icon and symbol of the resistance against the Zionist enemy is the same hand that tore your picture today with disgustedly and disdainfully. These fingers that held the pen that wrote poetry...

  • The forgotten Yarmouk Refugee Camp

    Yarmouk Refugee Camp was forgotten by the PLO, or what is now called the Palestinian Authority, even before it was forgotten by the international community. It has been besieged by Bashar Al-Assad’s brutal army for over two years and government troops have finally allowed ISIS to enter the camp...

  • The execution of a nation

    I was not surprised by the recent mass death sentences issued to the Muslim Brotherhood leaders, including the group’s Supreme Guide, Dr Mohammed Badie. This is the fourth time that he has been sentenced to death by Al-Sisi’s courts, which have also executed the judiciary, thus killing all law...

  • Hamas in the mockery of the Egyptian judiciary

    Since the brutal military coup in Egypt, the media outlets have resorted to demonising the Islamic Resistance Movement – Hamas. They accused them of storming prisons with canons and machine guns and allowing the prisoners to escape, as well as looting the contents of the prison during the January...