>Apparently many were insulted by my post. Some have been successful in ‘tracking down’ my email–that’s the way they put it, as if my email is a runaway rogue!–and have gracefully showered me with insults. So I now provide a direct link to my email, just in case anyone else wants a piece of me.
I have been called : backward, conservative-not an insult, but they used it as if it was–, and retared. That tells more about them than me.
Still, I’d like to make a few things clear…..
I have not disabled comments on this post, or any other. In fact, I do not even moderate comments. That was a blogger glitch (and it has happened before!)
I am not an a rigidly conservative person; I am quite open-minded and I do support freedom of speech; but what I do not support is the dichotomy of the media, best illustrated by the article “Bashing Islam is Freedom Criticizing Israel is a Hate Crime” There just seems to be too many Muslims/Arabs out to get the faults in our countries, and not nearly enough people that care about what’s wrong with the rest of the world.
Marwa ElSherbini and Mohamed Aldora were faces brought to the attention of the world through the media. Writers , in choosing what to write about, exercise choose the fate of nations. And they do so in either through love or hate.
You can spread love, equality, and hope through your writing from time to time. Find a positive example and interview them. Highlight an accomplishment. Write a piece suggesting solutions once in a while people, it won’t kill ya!
>I like what Helmy Sharawy wrote in Shorouk newspaper about the water geopolitics being far from a ‘football match’ where Egytians will just go about the streets ranting and raving and the government will let steam blow over. This is a serious matter that needs serious interventions; nothing is more ridiculous, in my opinion, than the whole israel-is-behind-this-all sharade.
Conspiracy theories aside–although I myself am a HUGE fan– our fellow African neighbours are pissed! And if we were in their shoes, we would be pissed too. They think the Nile is theirs, and they want to capitalize on it. We think the Nile is our God-given right; hey, just because Herodotus thinks so doesn’t mean the whole world has to agree!!
Compromise is in order here, and real negotiations on our part.
It is imperative to re-educate citizens on the vital importance of reducing wasted water ; there were many campaigns in the past, which I vaguely remember from my childhood, that unfortunately stopped, for some unknown reason. We tend to view the Nile as infinite, well, it is not!
Stop taking the Nile for granted!
>As I was googling the meat boycott in Egypt today, an obscure Jewish blogger brought to my attention an article posted in Palestine Today.
According to Palestine Today and Almasralyoom newspaper, Israel has kindly offered to help out with our meat woos by offering to secure a meat export agreement of 150 tons. The Egyptian Ministry of Agriculture has graciously refused! THANK GOD! They also asserted that there is no meat shortage, and they urge consumers to boycott meat to stabilize prices.
Well, I have a couple of problems with this news piece…..
In the news headline, the Palestinian newspaper wrote that Israeli government is “offering meat to Egyptians free of charge.” Well, free of charge is not the same thing as export. My guess is that Israel would have tried to make a gazillion dollars out of this deal!!! And if the Israeli authorities are so considerate and ready to donate meat, why don’t they give it to the starving people in Gaza.
I found the whole thing disturbing. And do you know what my biggest fear was?
Honestly, I fear that one day we MAY have to buy meat from Israel!
We have to be less carnivorous and boycott meat!