Mohamed ElBaradei knows the father of Yasmine Shihata , the editor in chief of the magazine and he even mentioned him in the interview when we he spoke about our need for a new constitution. “I hope that Yasmine Shihata had signed the demands statement for the sake of his father”
For me it was strange to find ElBaradei in that lifestyle A Class magazine that does not care much about Egypt or the other poor Egypt , it only cares for the high society in Egypt , this very small Egypt that does not represent the country nor it is recognized abroad. When this class is usually mentioned in international media , it is often criticized or even mentioned as an evidence on the the huge gap between rich and poor. In fact if you want to see the real gap between the rich , the poor and the middle class then read this magazine.
It was strange to find ElBaradei when he speaks about the real poor Egypt featured in a magazine that only covers the very rich Egypt , that small other Egypt of GanZ. “GanZ is the hero of Enigma , I will be worried on him if I do not find his mention or his photo or an event he organized featured in the magazine !!”
This magazine kisses the policies committee businessmen, I mean I remember that I used to read their power lists every year except last year and I found that most of these names either needed to be investigated to know from where they got their money or prosecuted for their role in destroying the Egyptian economy .
From Mohamed ElBaradei’s answers I think he wanted to get connected to the readers of Enigma and I hate to deliver him bad news that most of the subscribers of this magazine are the direct product of Mubarak policies and they do not care less about politics. May be they will read it just to know who is that man making a lot of noise and had got a Nobel Peace Prize.
I was surprised that the magazine took the okay for the regime to interview ElBaradei but reading the questions Yasmine Shihata which totally ignored direct questions about his political activities in Egypt , I know how that interview passed.
Yasmine Shihata made a good choice but this interview was less than expected .
p.s : If I am not mistaken Enigma is originally owned by the Mansour Magrahbi group.