One year since #Rabaah Massacre

It was a year ago when the Rabaah massacre occurred in Egypt.

It was horrible and worse still, the social media and other sources were full of people defending the massacre.

Especially on social media, where those killed were blamed for killing themselves.

Human rights watch has recently released a report which compiles the evidence that the massacre was not accidental but deliberately staged and planned.

It was due the coup in Egypt and subsequent inhumane situation where the voices of the oppressed were being drowned out that I got twitter. to challenge the lies and propaganda.

A year later and it is Israel's assault and massacres in Gaza where the misinformation needs to be challenged.

Dictator Sisi and his rather ineffectual army

I have tried to avoid talking about other things while Israel's vile offensive against Gaza continues, but as I consider Dictator Sisi to be even more guilty for the suffering of the Gazans, I will post this.

On Saturday when asked about Ceasefire negotiations over Gaza, the Egyptian foreign minister stuck by their ceasefire proposal drawn up with cooperation of Israel - now that Israel has taken out its anger on Gaza for the Palestinians forming a unity government, to return to how things were before Israel decided to do that and kill hundreds.

Egypt under Dictator Sisi has closed off the border with Gaza and is actively complicit in its treatment of the Palesinians.

The sins of Egypt's Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood

Since the Military coup in Egypt, I have been firmly in support of Morsi and against the coup that took place. This is especialy so on .

However that does not mean I am immune to the mistakes made by Morsi.

If you look online at the opponents of Morsi and the MuslimBrotherhood, there is a level of hate and vitriol that is startling. While all of this may not be the fault of Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood, some of it is.

So here are some of the mistakes by Morsi.

All hail the new Pharoah of Egypt - Mohammed ElBaradei

When democracy doesn't deliver the western friendly face that the people should have voted for, ofcourse he should be appointed after a coup.

Mohammed ElBaradei was the darling face for the western media who would have loved for him to win last years presidential elections to complete a fairytale story. The only problem was that he was little known inside egypt and his bid to become president failed spectacularly.

Now, that is not a problem as he doesn't need to win any popular vote to be appointed Prime Minister. All he has to do is utter a few spineless words. Words supporting the army, condemning the Muslim Brotherhood for "plotting" before the coup. (Plotting what? support for legitimacy).

Farewell to Morsi, the President elect of Egypt

The Egyptian president has fallen, forced out through a combination of mass protest and the military.

I wonder if the people on the street even realise that they have been played by the old guard.

Morsi, from the Muslim Brotherhood, had a tough reign in power, elected only a year ago.

Powerless President

When before the elections it looked like there was a possibility that a Muslim Brotherhood candidate might win, the military had made a decree removing the powers of the president, in essense making him a puppet. Even then they were forced to allow him to be president by the people who at the time did not want a member of the old regime to already subvert the revolution.

The day that the future hung in the balance

Two important polls going on today:


1. Greece.

The people are voting again after the last elections 6 weeks ago proved inconclusive.

The results could decide whether greece stays in the Euro, the EU both, either or none.

Very important european election where there are no guarantees and this could be the first nation to leave the eurozone and that is an unknown as the euro was not built for anyone to leave it ever. Questions exist if it could survive a state leaving and also how bad or good this would be for Greece.


2. Egypt.

It's the run off presidential elections the week after the old remnants have been making themselves felt.

Egypt: Disolving the Revolution

The supreme court has called last and has also ruled thata former Prime Minister under Mubarak who was legally barred from being president could take part in the upcoming run off presidential elections that will take place this weekend.

This may hand all power (all instead of the 99% that it holds now) back to the military and once again lead the country to a place it is lead by people it doesnt want to be lead by.

Something to keep an eye on.

Run: The Muslims are coming!

Its election season in the arab world, and we are currently on the third election - Egypt.

In the first elections in Tunisia, the Islamic minded party, Al Nahda (arabic for "The Awakening" or "The Renaissance" or dare I say it, "The Revival") was the leading party.

It should get a big say in the interim government which decides the future of the country (however it is possible that all the other parties could unite to keep it out of power).

The second elections were in Morocco last week, where once again, the largest part was the Islamic minded Islamic Justice and Development Party (PJD) won the most seats and with the changes in the country's constitution earlier this year, it means that they will form the govenrment and provide the prime minister in this kingdom democracy.

Al-Azhar's Grand Imam declares support for a constitutional, democratic state

In a document that read more as a short constitutional declaration, Al-Azhar defends universal human rights and rejects 'the theocratic state' as un-Islamic and autocratic by nature

In a statement titled “Al-Azhar Document” and read on national television, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, Ahmed El-Tayeb, the country’s highest religious authority, outlined his institution’s vision on key political, social and economic issues that have been subject to raging debates across the country for months.