The long road to freedom and democracy

Egypt’s Tahrir Square a few weekends ago was not full of scenes of jubilation, but rather those of screams, tears, blood and violent clashes between demonstrators and police. More than 1,800 young Egyptians were injured and the violence claimed 42 people across the country according to Egyptian officials. Peaceful demonstrations demanding secure and [...]

By | December 6th, 2011|New Arab Voices|4 Comments

The Withhold: thoughts on Egyptian-European collaboration

Egypt's going through a critical phase in its history that will surely affect its, as well as the whole world’s, face. Egypt is infectious. Anything that happens here will take the Middle East, the backyard of Europe. The examples for this in history are many. 1 in 4 Arabs lives in Egypt. The importance of [...]

By | August 9th, 2011|General, New Arab Voices|1 Comment

Before we forget!

“But we don’t hear anything about your country anymore. We thought everything's alright and that your demands were met once Mubarak was gone. The situation has gone back to normal. Right,” asked the German tour guide after he discovered I’m Egyptian while he was giving us a night tour in the city of [...]

By | April 12th, 2011|New Arab Voices|1 Comment

Locked out of prison: The friends of Mohamed Radwan

I had returned home from the doctor’s clinic on Saturday evening fidgeting with anxiety. My surgery was scheduled for the next day, and naturally my mind started contemplating the results. If all goes well I should be alive and in a better condition than I am in now. If not ... Well, I [...]

By | April 5th, 2011|New Arab Voices|1 Comment

Paying the price for our tyrants

“He should have seen it coming” was a comment I heard from a news anchor about Libyan president tyrant Mommar Gaddafi  after the U.N. voted Thursday, March 18 to approve the resolution “to protect civilians and civilian populated areas under threat of attack” - that is from an attack by their own president. [...]

By | March 28th, 2011|New Arab Voices|1 Comment

On becoming politically literate

Choices have consequences. It’s a natural law that can’t be argued, but all too often someone is not willing to take responsibility for his or her choices. The previous Egyptian government dominated the decision making process. Whether the decisions they reached were right or wrong, it was we the citizens who suffered their [...]

By | March 23rd, 2011|General, New Arab Voices|Comments Off on On becoming politically literate

My Father was the President of Egypt

In the run up to the toppling of the then president Mohamed Hosny Mubarak, his parasitic group in power did their utmost to keep him in place. Government-controlled media took up mass propaganda by fabricating stories and advocating the ex-president’s merits. The loyalists were using a message they thought would make most people [...]

By | March 21st, 2011|New Arab Voices|Comments Off on My Father was the President of Egypt