Sunday, December 02, 2012

Egypt Still Roiling

Egypt’s political pendulum swinging between Islamists and secularists

Egyptian Court Postpones Ruling on Constitutional Assembly

Egypt's President Morsi calls for a nationwide referendum

Influential Egyptian Judges to Boycott Referendum on Constitution

Embrace each other Ya Egyptians

Civil war coming? This is what revolution looks like folks. It ain't pretty.

It ain't over until the fat lady sings. So, to hasten things along a bit, here she is:





Reminds me a bit of the swinging and swaying of a camel. Um Kulthum was extremely popular in her day, which was a long time ago

And while we're at it, here's another Egyptian tradition that Morsi would likely want to ban:



But maybe not. But it'll be for men only.

I remember sitting in a big red tent on the desert next to the pyramids one evening way back in 1973 watching belly dancers perform. Hypnotic and haunting. I sure hope Egypt comes through this and with it's heritage intact.

On a related note. The blogger, Egyptian Sandmonkey, hasn't updated in a very long time. I sure hope he's okay and not rotting away in some hell-hole prison somewhere being subjected to regular rounds of brutal beatings. Habibi, I think of you often. Your revolution has taken a bad turn.

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