Dr. Alaa Al Aswany spoke at Al Ghad party last Thursday telling the whole world exactly what happened at the backstage of this historical episode “from his view of course, it is his side of the story”
There are two teams now in the country , one that supports Al Aswany and thinks that he is correct in what he said and how he said to the former prime minister of Egypt air marshal Ahmed Shafik while the Pro-Shafik team thinks that Al Aswany went too far in how he talks the prime minister and that Al Aswany was too aggressive and rude. There are currently Anti-Alaa Al Aswany Facebook groups attacking the bestselling author. The attack extended to the level of labelling him the porn and homosexuality author in reference to his novels Chicago and Yaccoubian Building as if these two novels were not best selling in Egypt !!Despite the Yaccoubian building’s extreme adult nature ,no one can deny that it draws a perfect vivid image for the Egyptian society during the Mubarak’s era.
Of course I notice that there is a considerable number of Anti Al- Aswan Pro-Shafik who are already from the NDP and Pro-Mubarak team. It is so obvious because actually we have passed that stage of criticizing Al Aswany to criticizing Al Tahrir square itself. Now the armed forces council is being accused of being biased to Al Tahrir square and that bunch of rude kids are running the show !!
Team Alaa Al Aswany thinks he gave a lesson to the Egyptians and Arabs that Prime ministers are civil servants whom we should not bow to and to stop this unneeded fatherly respect.
I believe both men were on their nerves , Al Aswany was so provoked by what he heard in the first part of the show and Shafik for those who do not know is well known for his hot temper. In my point of view Shafik crossed the line more than Al Aswany when he told Al Aswany not to put the patriotism mask reminding us with his role in 1973 war. It is as if Al Aswany pretends to be patriot while he is not.
Shafik was weak and defensive in a stupid way , he did not understand the questions of Al Aswany and thought that they were against him personally. Already his real temper was shown on the air when he embarrassed Randa Abu El-Azzam in his press conference. It is heaven justice , I think he knew now the meaning of being embarrassed on the air !!
Speaking of Shafik I, is not it strange that the state officers did not start burning down their documents except when he leaves the cabinet !? is not strange that Dr. ElBaradei will return back to Egyptian TV channels after being banned from appearing in our local TV channels for no specific reason in his time !?
Dr. ElBaradei is going to appear with Yosri Fouda and Reem Maged insh Allah next Wednesday , if you want to ask him any question then please send the question ASAP to Yosri Fouda on twitter.