I made that article as a response to a Jerusalem Post article (Anne Frank a ‘fake,’ says ‘liberal’ Egyptian leader).
First, I object describing Wafd political party as influential. Second, those are the political parties which were allowed to survive in Mubarak era. To be able to work at Mubarak era you must be not influential. Third, it’s the first time for me to know about “Ahmed Ezz el-Arab”.
The stupid stories he was saying are those stories long propagated by Mubarak regime. His views are common because as I said, they were propagated in the media and the state-sponsored information during Mubarak era who some consider Mubarak as a friend of Israel and a preserver of peace!
Amr Bargisi claim about the vast majority of Egyptians isn’t true. There are many people, but definitely not the vast majority. Who is Amr Bargisi, anyway? Is he a famous person in order not to at least mention who is he? What was his stance on the 12 days of 25 January protests? Did he follow it? Did he see that it wasn’t the making of sectarian groups!
I also suspect the claim of powerfulness of Muslim Brotherhood. If it were true, why did 27 May big demonstration succeed while they kept on defaming it and who called for it as well as challenging their patriotism and honor and appeasing to the Supreme Council of Armed Forces calling it the Friday of subversion between the army and the people (the exact quote of militarists of SCAF!)
No political party in Egypt is influential and 25 January proved so, because none of them called for demonstrations and some of them (including Muslim Brotherhood) spoke against 25 January protests 🙂
It’s not a surprise that a veteran is in favor of Islamism. Oh, did you think militarists (and SCAF) are for secularism? 😀 It was clear that SCAF and the Muslim Brotherhood made a deal, since the early days of the revolution, Muslim Brotherhood were the first to accept negotiations with Mubarak.
All of the minor Islamist demonstrations happening in Egypt, especially after 11 February, were 100% staged and allowed by SCAF and were never touched or harassed, while all the other demonstrations were harassed. Examples on Islamist demonstrations, as the Menya demonstration objection on a governor because he is Christian, demonstrating for a Camelia Zakher, a Christian who was made a fabricated picture for her, claiming that she converted to Islam, while she has said numerous times that she never converted to Islam, even in 2010 in an interview for her and another 2011 interview with her husband and son. I heard that she emigrated to Australia.
• Monday, 21 February, 2011 The Egyptian Army attack on a monastery which they denied (Youtube video) and another higher quality Youtube video