Saturday, April 30, 2016

Those detainees related numbers speak about huge problem in Egypt now

The Front to Defend Egypt's protesters "FDEP" issued a very alarming statistics on Thursday about political detainees arrested in the past two weeks by security forces over Tiran and Sanafir islands.
On April 25 , Egyptian protester hiding in Massaha square from security
forces "by Mohamed El-Shahed/Getty Images" 

According to the grassroots movement made to defend protesters in Egypt after 2011 , in the past two weeks not less than 1200 people were arrested in Egypt because of Tiran and Sanafir islands.
Here are the numbers the Front published in Front's statement :
  • 1277 cases of arrest and detention have been recorded from 15 to 27 April 2016 in 22 governorates , specifically at 91 police stations.
  • 1277 documented cases of arrest include 577 arrest cases that  have been officially charged and referred to the prosecution , 618 arrest cases that have been released without charges and 81 unknown cases as their legal situation is unclear.
  • Most cases were documented on 25 April where 711 cases of arrests have been counted then on 15 Aril with 386 cases ,22 April with 87 cases and 24 April with 37 cases.
  • When it comes to age pattern , 1225 adults have been reportedly arrested vs. 52 juveniles arrested
  • 1170 were males and 107 were females.
These numbers are from 15 April to 27 April. The numbers were updated earlier 28 April.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Rania Yassin apologizes for insulting Regeni after it was too damn late !!

Egyptian TV host and actress Rania Mahmoud Yassin apologized on Tuesday for her "remarks" about Giulio Regeni saying that she did not intend to insult the late Italian student and was only criticizing the Italian student.
"I did not mean Regeni's himself , I was a bit emotional because of how the Western media dedicates to attack Egypt viciously before the investigations end, " The Pro-Sisi TV host told TV host Sayed Ali on Tuesday apologizing for "unintended gaffe'."I did not mean that he should go to hell but I meant that they made lose sympathy with him May God bless his soul" She added blaming the whole matter o the mistranslation.
Rania Mahmoud Yassin : I did not mean !!
Earlier this week, Rania made headlines in Egypt when she appeared in a video from her Nigh TV show on Private owned Pro-regime "Al-Hadath TV channel" saying what is equivalent "he can go to hell."
She also reminded us that he was not the first victim of murder in the world.
Speaking nervously and angrily, Rania said that she used to feel sympathy with Regeni who was tortured and killed but not anymore thanks to the Western bias.
"There are mafias in the United States and Italy that kill people" She reminded us.

Monday, April 25, 2016

April 25 : Another Protests Day in Egypt

First , Happy Sinai Liberation Day and all respect to the martyrs who gave up their lives for the sake of the Sinai Peninsula and Egypt.
The 25 April marks the departure of Israeli forces from Sinai Peninsula in 1982. It is a national holiday.
The photo of the day by Alaa El-Kassass
Pro-Sisi supporter running over a protester
This year it is a bitter celebration.
BY evening, we are speaking about more than 200 protesters detained by security forces across the country in an unforgettable day.
Below, a full recap of the day.
In North Sinai, we got an ongoing war that does not seem to stop anytime soon between the Egyptian security forces and Daesh's affiliated Anser Beit Al-Maqdis.
North Sinai People are paying the heaviest price of that war.
In South Sinai, Sharm El-Sheikh resort is now a ghost resort thanks to the Russian airliner crash and the Western concerns about Egyptian airports security measures.
Also, earlier this month and after 110 years, we found out that Tiran and Sanafir islands in Sinai were given to Saudi Arabia by the Egyptian government without the knowledge of the Egyptian people in some new maritime borders deal.
Now several political movements and parties declared that they are going to protest that decision of the Egyptian government demanding its cancellation.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Why so worried about 25 April !?

Thursday night, Egyptian security launched a huge crackdown on political and human rights activists that has not been seen for years.
The crackdown preceded the 25 April protests planned by opposition parties and movements against the Egyptian government decision to hand over Red Sea's Tiran and Sanafir islands to Saudi Arabia.
Malek Adly
Malek Adly by Hossam ElHamalawy 
The day was not chosen randomly as it is the National Day for Sinai liberation.
Not less than 100 people were reportedly arrested from different areas in Cairo and other governorates according to human rights lawyers.
The crackdown continued on Friday and more activists were arrested including Leftist and leading Revolutionary Socialist Haitham Mohamedein.
Mohamedein is currently detained pending investigations for a number of charges including allegedly joining banned group.
It is worth to mention that Revolutionary Socialists group was banned during Mubarak's rule. Still, some lawyers who have been with him say that he is accused of joining the Muslim Brotherhood !!
The crackdown continued and on Saturday and we found out that arrest warrants were issued for leftist renowned human rights lawyer Malek Adly and Nasserist Journalist Amr Badr.
Saturday, lawyers and judicial sources say that arrest warrants were issued for 47 people including public figures for a list of charges including spreading false news about Tiran and Sanafir being Egyptian, attempting to topple the regime and violating the president's work in an act of sovereignty !!!!
How will the Egyptian House of Representatives vote freely on the ratification of that Egyptian-Saudi deal if it seems that one view in only allowed legally in the country !?
Will the security forces arrest MP Haitham El-Hariri for opposing the deal publicly !?

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Another teaser to Egypt's Annual Spring Flowers Show

Inshallah soon , you will find another long post with lots and lots of beautiful photos from Egypt's Spring Flowers show 2016.
By the way during my short visit to the Spring Flowers Show and while snaping photos here and there , a gardener's son asked me there why I was taking photos and I told him that because I loved it.
The little 7 years old boy then asked me to snap a photo and so I lent him my mobile phone to snap a picture because it was much easier and it turned out to be amazing.
See it after the break

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Despite Egyptian official denials, Reuters report went viral "Updated"

And I think the Reuters exclusive report about Giulio Regeni and his murder in Egypt was a world top news on Thursday since it hit the wires to the level that Egyptian official denials or filing a police complaint in Cairo against Reuters' Cairo bureau won't stop its
Giulio Regeni
Late Giulio Regeni 
Reuters published a report where it quoted 6 anonymous Egyptian security officials who said that the 28-years old Italian political researcher was detained by police on 25 January and then transferred to a compound run by Egypt's Homeland security.
Reuters quoted in its exclusive allegedly 3 anonymous intelligence officers and 3 police officers independently.
As an Egyptian journalist , I can say we got a problem with anonymous sources, especially in security apparatuses especially we do not have that whistleblower culture.
People are suspecting that what we read in Reuters is actually another sign for ongoing fight in Mount Olympus in Egypt especially the international news agency is quoting anonymous intelligence officers.
This is not the first, international media speaks about the direct involvement of Egyptian security in the awful murder of Regeni.
his time, it is quoting anonymous security forces including intelligence
Despite the Reuters' report included a direct denial from Egypt's Homeland security , the Egyptian ministry of interior issued an official statement denying Reuters' claims.
The ministry denied once again Regeni was arrested and detained.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

It is still called Rabaa Mosque "Updated"

Rabaa Mosque

It is still called Rabaa Mosque despite Cairo Governorate decided earlier this month to change its name to Hisham Barakat , the late prosecutor general in another attempt to overshadow or rather cover the horrible massacre took place there from three years.

Updated on Thursday : Cairo governorate denied that it was going to change the name of the Mosque to Hisham Barakat Mosque. 

Since the forcible dispersal of Rabaa massacre , the famous Mosque has been closed after renovation works till this day. It is unclear when it will be opened.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

It is Egypt's House of Representatives against the social media

In early April, we found the MPs of the Egyptian House of Representatives adopting a draft law to regulate Social media networks in Egypt.
Yes, the Egyptian parliament is discussing a draft law to regulate as well to monitor social media in Egypt.
It started with the request of so-called liberal Wafd Party MP Gamal Abdel Nasser who presented an urgent statement in the House of Parliament against what he called "Facebook chaos that crossed all lines".
La Vache Qui rit
Nassbook "People's book" From Tahrir square
On February 1, 2011  
He also called the ministers of interior and telecommunication to work on regulating the social media networks so "they can arrest anyone writes something against the National security"
Is not it ironic that Wafd MP shares the same name of the late Egyptian president who nationalized Egyptian press in 1960 !!!??
Amazingly, the Parliament's speaker after few hours of that statement declared that a new draft law to regulate the social media networks was going to be drafted soon!!!!!!!!
It was just astonishing to see how Speaker Ali Abd Aal did not have a second thought or even discuss the matter.
Most Pro-Sisi MPs "The majority" welcomed such law.
Of course, nobody paid attention to what was happening in the House of Representatives as the sessions are not broadcasted live as before.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Seen in Cairo : During the French President's visit

Egyptian and French flags
French and Egyptian flags seen on October bridge Monday after in Downtown Cairo as French President Hollande is currently visiting Egypt.
Posted via Instagram. 

Sunday, April 17, 2016

After Tiran and Sanafir , Sudan wants Hala'ib and Shalateen

And it was expected since day one !!
On Sunday, the Sudanese Ministry of foreign affairs Calling Cairo for direct negotiations or resorting
to international arbitration over disputed Hala'ib and Shalateen triangle.
The Sudanese foreign ministry did not forget to mention Tiran and Sanafir islands. In fact, the statement's title is "A statement about the return of Sanafir and Tiran islands agreement between Egypt and Saudi Arabia !!"
Hala'ib triangle is in the south of Egypt on the borders of Sudan.
A copy from the Sudanese MOFA statement
Sudanese journalist Wasil Ali
I expected this to happen since the announcement of the Egyptian government to handover Tiran and Sanafir.
The Sudanese ambassador in Cairo did not deny his country intention to raise the matter within hours of announcing the agreement with Saudi Arabia.
The Sudanese officials were already vocals since the 1990s about it, unlike the Saudi officials that suddenly remembered Tiran and Sanafir.
Now for those who do not know what is going on, I recommend that you read that post I wrote in 2010 about how Hala'ib triangle was actually Egyptian.
By the way , Sudanese president Omar El-Bashir returned Khartoum after attending African security forum in Ethiopia.
During the old good days !! "Reuters"
Now , I wonder what the Sisi administration will do !??
Update :
Egypt's ministry of foreign affairs issued a very short statement Sunday evening.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Coming Soon : Spring Flowers show 2016

From Egypt's Spring Flowers show 2016
Coming soon to Egyptian Chronicles : Spring Flowers show 2016
April 16, 2016 at 03:01AM via Instagram

Friday, April 15, 2016

Tiran and Sanafir protest : Will they make it to Tahrir square ?

Some people and political parties and movements vowed to protest in Tahrir square the decision of the Egyptian government to handover Red Sea islands Tiran and Sanafir to Saudi Arabia , will they make it for real in very tight security measures !? We will see here.
Update : They did not make it but the protests despite they were not that big, they sent a message to the regime. They made it and forced the media that ignored them all morning in Egypt to speak about them.
Many say that the protest law was killed on Friday. Personally , I believe that it was killed by the people from a long time but it was killed for many Jan25 protesters on Friday.
Seen in Downtown Cairo
Do not know who is the photographer but it is seen today
Downtown Cairo 
After the break you can find a detailed recap of the protests I gathered as much as I can.

Back to Tahrir Fridays for the sake of Tiran and Sanafir

Many Egyptians have declared online that they are going to protest on Friday the Egyptian government's decision to hand over Tiran and Sanafir isles to Saudi Arabia after redrawing our maritime borders.

That decision was not announced now or today but rather earlier this week as soon as the Egyptian government declared the shocking news to the public.

It started with Facebook events calling Egyptians to protest once again in Tahrir square against the decision of the Egyptian administration. I do not know who is behind those events but the most popular Facebook page is "Land is the honor Friday".

That page attracted alone more than 36,000 people who said that they were going and 73,000 others said that they were interested. The initial plan is the original plan like the old days , heading to Tahrir square in Cairo from 30 mosques and churches after Friday

April 6 Youth Movement with its branches declared its full support the protests and organized its own event "Over our dead body". Late Thursday , the political youth movement whose coordinators are currently in jail issued a short statement saying the meeting point will be at 4 PM at the journalists syndicate in Cairo. 

The political movement organized earlier Thursday afternoon a flash mob protest on October 6 bridge in the heart of Cairo.
April 6 youth protest handing over Tiran and Sanafir to Saudi Arabia
April 6 youth protesting the decision on 6 October bridge
"Sayed AlMasre"

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Do not blame us for Regeni probe fiasco, MR.President !!

I have not forgotten what happened in the Giulio Regeni's case with all the controversy and shocks we are having following the decision of the Egyptian administration to hand over the Tiran and
Regeni in Cambridge in 2008
Sanafir isles to Saudi Arabia.
Needless to say , the isles controversy overshadowed Regeni's case but there are important ongoing developments in the case.

Anyhow, it is back to the scene with President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi's speech or the so-called "Egyptian family meeting" as the President blamed the media and the social media for making Italians believe that the 28-years-old political researcher was tortured and killed by security forces affecting our perfect relations with Italy.

He even wondered if he had to his "battalions" online to make it close circuit !!!

I hate to break the news to the President but it is not the media or that bunch of bad people sitting in the social media but it is the Italian government.

It seems to me that the Egyptian president forgot that the Egyptian prosecution and police sent a team in Italy that had only two meetings before the Italian PM , his best friend Matteo Renzi would recall the Italian ambassador to Cairo for consultations.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Tiran and Sanafir : Many Egyptians are angry , really angry

On Saturday , we suddenly found out that the current Egyptian administration gave up Egypt's Tiran and Sanafir Islands in the Red Sea to Saudi Arabia.
Suddenly without any introductions 'except couple of articles in Saudi press' , the Egyptian
The Egyptian Flag on Sanafir 'Instagram"
government announced during the real historical unforgettable visit of King Salman that the maritime borders between Egypt and the Saudi Kingdom were redrawn and suddenly Tiran and Sanafir were Saudi Islands in the Red Sea!!
Tiran and Sanafir were disputed islands where Saudi Arabia has been claiming that they are Saudi while Egypt has been maintaining  that they are Egyptian for decades including years under Israeli occupation.
Ironically , I was going to write a post about that bridge that returned back once again like a bad menace but then I found that not only we are having that bridge but Tiran and Sanafir are taken from us at the same moment.
Many Egyptians are really and sincerely angry for what happened.
You can not keep the people in dark for months  then you come tell them that part of their country belongs to another foreign neighbor state.
Our problem is not with the Saudi government or the Saudi people. On the contrary , I cannot blame them for seizing the opportunity of Egypt's weakness.
In the past 48 hours , #Tiran_and_Sanafir#Tiran_Sanafir_are_Egyptian and #Awad_Sold_his_land Arabic hashtags have been trending in Egypt and Saudi Arabia where Egyptian tweeps are slamming El-Sisi for his decision
Awad is a sad hero of some folk moral story , a peasant who sold his land for quick revenue only to be doomed.
For the first time since months , I found calls for a protest in Tahrir square next Friday against the Egyptian government's decision.
There is also an online petition calling for the cancellation of that agreement and it is attracting signatures.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Disney should speak Egyptian , say Egyptian and Arab fans

For two days in a row now , "#Disney_in_Egyptian" and "#Disney_must_return_Egyptian" hashtags in Arabic are top trending not only in Egypt but also in Arab world and sometimes worldwide on
Disney should return Egyptian
Disney should return Egyptian "Facebook" 
twitter and Facebook.

Egyptians and Arabs on social media especially on twitter and Facebook have launched an online campaign demanding Disney to return dubbing its films in Egyptian Arabic accent instead Classical Arabic.

On Twitter , Egyptian and Arab tweeps are posting quotes from Disney films in Egyptian Arabic for two days now.

For three decades, Disney used to dub its films for the Arab region in Egyptian Arabic accent and it was extremely successful especially Monsters, inc , Toy Story and Finding Nemo.
Some even say that Monsters,inc and Finding Nemo in Egyptian Arabic are much better and funnier than in English."I have to see them in Egyptian Arabic to be honest"

Now according to Egyptians leading that campaign , Disney decided to stop dubbing the films in Egyptian Arabic and dubbed in its films in Classical Arabic when Disney opened its branch in Dubai and the Arabs especially from conservatives in the Gulf demanded that the films to be fully in Classical Arabic because you know Egyptian Arabic is not perfect for the good upbringing and education as it seems !!
They even hint out since then words like "Love" are translated into "admiration".

I do not know if this is true or not but I know that the Disney film dubbed in Egyptian Arabic was "UP" in 2009.

Earlier this year, Disney returned to dub its films in Egyptian studios but still Classical Arabic.
To understand more about this issue which may amaze non-Arabic speaker , I recommend you to read that op-ed in New Yorker about Frozen when it was dubbed in Classical Arabic.

Friday, April 8, 2016

What about the other five men !? What about Adel Moawad ? "Updated"

As the Italian Government and mainstream media speak about Giulio Regeni's murder crime , there is always a question rings a bill in Cairo among those who still care about human rights "What about those five suspects killed and presented in the media as the gang involved in Regeni's murder !?" especially that nobody bought that "gang story"
Regeni's family mentioned them thankfully but nobody cared for those men in the mainstream media in Egypt.
The Egyptian Ministry of interior "MOI" officially claims that those five or rather four suspects are criminal and convicted robbers who kidnapped foreigners in Egypt.
It also claims that they were killed in an exchange of fire.
This was the version of the ministry of interior and of course , there is another version of the story.
It started with one of the suspects' uncle saying on TV that his nephew , who was killed in that exchange of fire was actually arrested from his apartment and that he had no criminal record unlike what the MOI claimed.
That was the first blow to the MOI's story.
Now journalist Basma Mostafa from DotMsr made an investigative video report about the families of those five suspects revealing new information.
The families of the five suspects speak to DotMsr

Thursday, April 7, 2016

A teaser from Egypt's annual Spring Flowers show 2016

Another teaser photo for an upcoming long and colorful pictorial blog post another Egypt's annual Spring Flower shows 2016 at Orman Botanical garden in Giza inshallah.

April 07, 2016 at 02:12AM via Instagram

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

And Italy is officially warning Egypt over Regeni's probe "Updated"

Italy warned Egypt officially that it would not accept anything except the truth when it comes to Giulio Regeni's murder on Tuesday in the first Italian angry official reaction from its kind.

Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni told the Italian Senate that Italy was prepared to take
Late Giulio Regeni
"immediate and proportional measures" against Egypt if the Egyptian government does not reveal the whole truth , nothing but the truth about the brutal torture and death of the 28-years-old Italian political research earlier this year.

That warning came hours before a delegation from Egyptian officials head to Rome to share with their Italian counterparts the investigations in Regeni's file or rather a very big dossier about the murder case.

That delegation should have arrived Rome on Tuesday but it postponed the visit later this week because there is allegedly conflict between the General Prosecution and the Egyptian police on who should lead the delegation and what to present to the Italians according to what an anonymous source told AP on Tuesday.

The Egyptian delegation will include two members of Egypt's general prosecution and three police officials.

Gentilone stated that meeting between Egyptian and Italian officials would be "decisive".
It is worth to mention that Paola Regeni, the mother of the late PhD student warned the Egyptian government as well threatening it to release a photo of her son in the morgue if it "the Egyptian government" fails to reveal the truth.

Interestingly , the Italian foreign minister said at the Italian Senate that the Egyptian authorities had not provided full information to date to the Italian investigators including documentation concerning Regeni's cell phone use and the CCTV from where he was believed to be kidnapped.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

#PanamaPapers : Back to Mubaraks' London House..

And we started to get reactions following the Panama Papers.
There is news that Egypt's Illicit Gains Authority is going to summon Alaa and Gamal Mubarak later this week to question them over the Panama leaked papers.
Alaa Mubarak's name already appeared in the documents as the owner of offshore "PanWorld Investment INC" which used to be managed by Credit Swiss since 1993 till 2015.
More people began to dig in the few files released online and a couple of friends found an interesting fact.
The London address mentioned as Alaa Mubarak's address listed in Mossack Fonseca document "28 Wilton Place, London SW1X 8RL" is or was actually his brother, Gamal's address in the British capital.
In July 2011, I wrote a blog post about that luxurious house. That house is worth £8,957,000 according to Zoopla estimations."Thanks to Mr.Tarek Salama"
Egyptian investigative journalist Hisham Allam, who is part of that magnificent international team of journalists working on the huge Mossack Fonseca's leaks stated in a TV interview on Monday that Alaa Mubarak did not list that apartment as part of his properties officially when he was interrogated in 2011.
Allam also aired on Al-Nahar Al-Youm his first documentary about the Panama Papers , which was about Alaa Mubarak and there was another surprise in it.

Alaa and Gamal Mubarak
The Mubarak brothers Pre-2011
Alaa Mubarak admitted officially in Egypt in 2011 that he owned shares in "PanWorld Investment INC"
So the Illicit Gains Authority as well the Egyptian authorities have known about that company since 2011.
Since 2011, Egyptian journalists spoke about the Mubaraks offshore companies and the Egyptian authorities seemed to be uninterested.
Ahram Online's Economy section team made a special investigative report about "All Mubarak's men" then the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights "EIPR" worked on that file reaching to PanWorld Investment INC and connecting the dots between the Mubarak boys' Bullion to PanWorld Investment INC.  "You must check Mada Misr's Arabic report about how Cayman Island was the 6th investor country in Egypt because PanWorld Investment INC is mentioned there"
In all those reports, Gamal Mubarak reportedly had shares in the Virgin Islands-based company.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Seen at the Egyptian Museum

I saw this sarcophagus at the Egyptian Museum with its very interesting details especially that lady or rather Sky Goddess Nut engraved inside it while being covered with stars.

I do not remember seeing a label beside it.

April 04, 2016 at 12:34PM via Instagram 

Sunday, April 3, 2016

#PanamaPapers : And the Mubaraks are back to the media

Another unprecedented leak of millions of confidential documents worldwide tonight proves how the Mubaraks were just pathetic corrupted people.

It started when an anonymous source contacted German newspaper "Sueddeutsche Zeitung" last year saying that he got the biggest leaks of internal documents and information "2.6 terabytes of data" Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca.
Sueddeutsche Zeitung already published several leaks already including the Swiss leaks
The German daily took that huge leak and went to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalism "ICIJ" to start a huge unprecedented project.

This is the biggest leak reported in the international press as to analyze that data, about 400 journalists from 100 media organizations in about 80 countries have taken part in searching those documents including Egyptian journalist Hisham Allam.

Those journalists found in a nutshell that Mossack Fonseca used to sell to its clients from international public figures in many fields including politics anonymous offshore companies around the world to cover up their money away from taxes as well to cover their shady deals and so on.

Yes, we all know that the corrupted wealthy political leaders especially used to smuggle their fortune obtained by power illegally in their countries offshore through companies in Panama and the Cayman Islands but this time, we have got proof.

Now, why did I mention the Mubaraks in the title and what is their connection in that scandal?  Well, you have probably known or heard or guessed. The corrupted family of Egypt's ousted president is mentioned in the leaks
To be precise and fair, the name of Alaa Mohamed Hosni Mubarak appeared in the documents of Mossack Fonseca.

The eldest son of Egypt's long-time president turned to be another client of Mossack Fonseca.
It turned out that Alaa Mubarak was the owner of PanWorld Investments INC. which was founded in 1993 in the British Virgin Islands.
Alaa Mubarak's passport
A copy of an old passport of Alaa Mubarak
"Panama Papers Project"
Alaa reportedly used the company as a cover for his business activities in the financial sector.
Interestingly after the ouster of Mubarak in 2011 and his sons including Alaa were referred to the court in the same year, Mossack Fonseca considered Alaa as "Low risk" client.

This makes me ask "why" or "how" it is operating all that time especially in October 2011, the British Virgin Islands authorities issued an order to freeze the Mubaraks and his cronies' assets in accordance with the EU orders 

As far as I understand the records of that company has been active until April 2015 !!

Saturday, April 2, 2016

From Khaled Said's Mother to Giulio Regeni's Mother : I feel your pain

Mrs. Laila Marzouk , the mother of Khaled Said , the young Egyptian man whose tragic murder on the hands of two policemen in Alexandria was among the sparks of the January revolution got something to say on video to Paola Regeni , the mother of the 28-years-old Italian political science researcher tortured and killed in Egypt.
From Khaled Said's Mother to Giulio Regeni' mother
Marzouk's message comes after the heartbreaking statement Paola Regeni said at the Italian Senate during the press conference about her son there on Tuesday.

Friday, April 1, 2016

The Hijacking of Egypt Air MS181 and the Conspiracy theory machine "Updated"

It did not take too much time to find out that there were conspiracy theories about the hijacking of EgyptAir MS181 already.
Yes , some people believe that there is something fishy in the whole hijacking affairs due to its strange circumstances and its timing.
The fact that this strange hijacking which includes very cheerful photos with hijacker came in less than 24 hours of dismissing Egypt's top auditor Hisham Geneina made many people suspect thus conspiracy theory exists.
Do not forget , people usually tend to distrust the governments.
 Hisham Geneina , the head of Egypt's Central Auditing Agency was dismissed by Abdel Fattah El-Sisi late Monday in a Presidential decree.
Geneina previously stated in 2015 that corruption in judiciary and intelligence agencies cost Egypt nearly some $76 billion between 2012 and 2015
The High State security Prosecution investigated the matter and issued a statement Monday afternoon claiming that exaggerated the sums of lost due to corruption.
Monday evening, Sisi issued his decree to dismiss Hisham Geneina.
There has been a discussion about the constitutionality and legality of such presidential decree
This is the nutshell of the Geneina affair which needs definitely a close up into the matter.
Next morning , the hijacking incident captured all the attention of the country and nobody remembered Geneina and how his dismissal could be unconstitutionality until late night.
Here is a cartoon expressing the same view.
Instead of look to the birdie look to the airplane
instead of speaking about Geneina