Monday, April 30, 2007

Copts are angry

Egyptian Christians (Copts) are in fury after a court ruled last week that for a Christian that has converted to Islam and now wishes to return to Christianity, he should not be allowed to change his religion in his national ID from Muslim to Christian!
The case was filed by a Christian man who had converted to Islam and gone back to Christianity but the interior ministry declined to amend his papers, and now the judge joined in and ruled their act as lawful.

Just how on earth such ruling deems constitutional fails to register with me as the last time I checked freedom of religion was a constitutional right, but then again we should be glad the judge didn't order the man to the sword!!


Sunday, April 29, 2007

The Monkey throws in the towel

Damn, damn damn.........The Sandmonkey, my favorite Egyptian blogger is calling it quits.
He fears his identity might already has been exposed, and fears for his safety which is a wise choice in these days in Egypt.

This is like a nightmare, somebody please wake me.


Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Conspiracies, conspiracies.

A round up of the latest conspiracies the good people of the Middle East had to endure the last week:

This one is about Israeli HIV infected water melon found to be sold in Saudi Arabia.

While this is about a virus in Pakistan that spreads through mobile phones and actually kills the receiver in a week.

Great minds at work here!


On Steny Hoyer

Ok, what’s the deal here? First the house majority leader Steny Hoyer denies ever meeting with anyone from the Brotherhood while he was in Egypt, and then he says yeah he met some of them but unintentionally whatever that means and then we hear talks about Hoyer inviting the head of the MB to speak in the Congress! Which was denied by the MBs themselves!
And to top it all the US ambassador to Egypt Francis J. Ricciardone was summoned to Washington to explain why such a meeting was held in his place?

What on earth are the Democrats up to with the house speaker visiting with the Syrian leader and the majority leader talking to the MBs?

Something is very wrong here.


Libya is the 3rd great power in the world.

Al-Qaddafi said so, so it's gotta be true.

But he didn't mention the first two, but Sudan and Somalia would be a wise guess!



Many apologies for the lack of blogging recently, it’s been crazy times at work and with the Easter holidays and everything.


Monday, April 02, 2007

Another Veil row.

This time in Kuwait, where the newly appointed female minister of education refusing to wear the headscarf in Parliament.


This good Friday

According to this and this, the US is planning to launch an air strike on selected targets in Iran Next Friday April 6th, which coincides with the good Friday.

The operation is not a start of an all out war, but rather aimed to set back the Iranian nuclear program from 5-7 years.

This piece of information is supposed to have leaked from the Russian intelligence.

Well it's only a couple of days away, let us wait and see and hope for the best, whatever that is!