Egyptian ladies - will a vote for Mursi get you to heaven?
Published June 11th, 2012 - 11:35 GMT
Where the polling booth ends and the mosque begins in Egypt; can women ever really understand Arab men?; sounds about as likely as resolving the Israel/Palestine crisis and lastly, just a small name drop for Al Bawaba!
Never ending just like the transitional period itself
It was an inauspicious start to the day. In a polling station in Baharmos – home town of Hazem Abo Ismail, the Salafi sheikh who had his presidential dreams crushed because his mother had American nationality – we found a group of Abdel-Meneim Aboul-Fotouh campaigners in matching fluorescent orange safety vests gathered around a laptop.
We asked them how things were going, and they immediately launched into an impassioned complaint about the Muslim Brotherhood, who they said were influencing female voters by telling them that a vote for Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Morsi would take them to heaven.
I have been getting a lot of emails lately that I notoriously ignored that ask me one thing, "How to deal with Arab men?"
Well, if you are not Arab, good luck fitting in and for his mom to accept you.
If you are an Arab, good luck getting his family, especially his mom, to like you.
Latest ‘price-tag’ attack targets coexistence village
Following a Jerusalem demonstration at which hundreds of settlers picketed a government decision to evict the illegal outpost of Ulpana, on Thursday night an enraged rightist lashed out with "price tag" attacks on Israel’s only bi-national village. The rightist slashed tires and painted graffiti in Neve Shalom-Wahat al-Salam, and left cryptic messages to residents.
Unfortunately, blogging in Jordan has been in decline for years. I would say it almost disappeared now. For some reason Jordanians are not blogging as they used to. Even top JO bloggers are rarely posting anything if they didn’t already quit.
Jordanian bloggers used to rant about customer services, lack of freedom of speech, politics, government’s controlled media and yellow newspapers, social and cultural weirdness. Nothing from this and many others is solved. So, why JO bloggers stopped? Were journalists right that blogging in Jordan is never a serious matter?