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Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Have No Idea What That Means! (Extra: Paranoia Ensues!)

Moved on! Check TheCairoCalls

Search for "Mubarak" in google...the 16th result (and the first results for blogs) is a link to yours truly. (The second result for "go Mubarak" is...gulp...mine!)
Part of me is glad (don't know why)...but another part (a bit larger one in fact) is not that excited...(you know with the whole dissin' the president stuff-it's now a crime-you can never be sure what would they consider to be disrespect for the big man!)
I better work on preparing my 'mentally disturbed' papers!

update:
**PARANOIA ENSUES**:
a)Sandmonkey, and Big Pharoh are starting to get the jitters!
b)Manalaa.net (arrested blogger Alaa's homepage) is down! (or is it just me?!)

Moved on!

11 Comments:

Next tme when you mention His name make sure you use an asterisk to replace one of the letters (just like what the Jews do when referring to G*d)
This way your posts won't show on google and you'll also avoid the great sin of mentioning H.E.'s name :)

By Blogger TheFalafelDiaries, at May 10, 2006 6:20 PM  

O.K. Toman Bay. Thanks for the eMail to LA. We used to be pretty good people over here. I've worked with docs in Ain Shams and even helped develop a drug made and produced in Egypt. Never got there, though.
We're about as concerned as we can be with respect to our government and the World. We'll try to follow your blog.

By Blogger Dr. C, at May 10, 2006 8:10 PM  

Manalaa.net is on and off these days, i guess the server goes down because of the heavy load. I think traffic has more than tripled there since Alaa's arrest.

By Blogger Ximo, at May 10, 2006 8:10 PM  

Is there a specific law that prohibit insulting the president or is this just the same as "Sab 3alani" that applies to everyone?

Just curious

By Blogger Hind Rostom, at May 11, 2006 3:05 AM  

Yes there is a specific provision that punishes insulting the president

By Anonymous Anonymous, at May 11, 2006 3:57 AM  

At least as of now (10:58 EDT in Bklyn) Manalaa's blog is up. I tried to send messages to two 'important bloggers' to mention this on their blogs, one center-left, the other more ore less center-right, but so far neither has. (Also called the Embassy the first day I knew of this.)

By Blogger Prup (aka Jim Benton), at May 11, 2006 6:02 AM  

Which bloggers are you trying to get the message to, prup?

I've sent emails to a few Arab bloggers and several center-right and not-so-center-right bloggers with good results in most cases. No left-wing bloggers, on the other hand, seem to give a shit. Is that really a surprise?

They are too busy monitoring the real fascists: Chimpy Bushitler and McCheneyburton, to give a damn about a smallfry like Mubarak. ;-)

LittleGreenFootballs, Michelle Malkin, several of the Pajamas Media-affiliated blogs, the Jawa Report, Hyscience, etc. have all picked up on the story. LGF has run three pieces on Alaa, which is awesome. I wasn't sure if they would be willing to do even one.

Emailed Khalidah early on, since she seems to be a popular blogger in the Arab sphere. She picked up the story. That made my day, since I know she isn't a political blogger.

One site gets me, though. I tried to email Publius Pundit. I'm not sure if Robert Mayer got my first email so I sent him another. I haven't seem him publish anything at all since this second email. Maybe he just hasn't checked. Some of the other Publius contributors have run stories, but nothing relating to the crackdown in Egypt. I would think if any blog out there was interested in a story like this, it would be Publius. But so far, nothing...

By Anonymous tommy, at May 11, 2006 11:16 AM  

Tommy- honestly, as someone said at Liberal Avenger, it's tough to get news about the rest of the world over here. So I had no idea that this was going on.

This is absolute crap. We on the left in the US have been nervous that somthing like this would eventually happen to us, and now we see it in action in Egypt.

It's hard to believe that in this day and age, something like this could still be going on in the world. Then again, over the past few years, it does seem like almost the whole world has taken a few steps backwards in the process of democratic enlightenment.

I'd like to see the US government do something like telling your president that we will not stand for your right to free speech being taken away (without actually interfering in your country's business.) But seeing as how the US government, while acknowledging there is genocide occuring in Sudan, does nothing about it, I don't see them getting involved. They're too focused on trying to scare the American public into thinking Iran will kill us all in the next few minutes.

Good luck, and we will be checking in to see how thinks are progressing and offer any support we can. Keep fighting the good fight.

By Anonymous Yosef, at May 11, 2006 4:41 PM  

honestly, as someone said at Liberal Avenger,

Ahhh yes, the Liberal Avenger. LoL. One of my favorite blogs. LoL. Isn't this the blog where I've read pieces making fun of disabled American soldiers? The one where they talk about how these disabled vets are only good for selling pencils outside of Wal-Mart? Great people over there. Lovely people.

I'd like to see the US government do something like telling your president that we will not stand for your right to free speech being taken away (without actually interfering in your country's business.)

By all means, regardless of where you are located, it cannot hurt to sign the petition for Alaa or write/email/phone/fax US State Department officials, the White House or Congress. Feel free to interfere.


They're too focused on trying to scare the American public into thinking Iran will kill us all in the next few minutes.

Oh yeah. Iran. No worries there. None at all. Ahmadinejad and Khamanei - such nice people. I wouldn't mind having them over for dinner.

But seeing as how the US government, while acknowledging there is genocide occuring in Sudan, does nothing about it, I don't see them getting involved.

Well, the US actually has been providing most of the food aid (unlike the Muslim world), has been helping apply pressure during peace negotiations (with some success, lately, I might add), and as you already stated, it does acknowledge their is a genocide (unlike the UN).

Given that they are having some luck in negotiations, what else do you want them to do? Invade another country. I'd be all for it if need be. But lets face it, liberals would go apeshit.

Liberals say they want the US to do 'more', but exactly what that 'more' consists of is anybody's guess.

You seem like you are a little out of touch with what is actually going on day-to-day in Darfur, I suggest you check out Drima, the Sudanese Thinker's blog:

http://sudanesethinker.blogspot.com/

Good luck, and we will be checking in to see how thinks are progressing and offer any support we can. Keep fighting the good fight.

Please, by all means, encourage your liberal friends to take up the cause. This is one issue that more publicity. Hopefully, this can be an issue we all, liberals, conservatives or anybody else, unite on.

Anyway, I'm through commenting on this thread. Have a good one.

By Anonymous tommy, at May 11, 2006 8:03 PM  

www.appletreeblog.com has linked here and done an article. Apparently liberals do care, Tommykins.

By Blogger Auralia, at May 12, 2006 4:23 AM  

I would like to know the exact section/article dealing with insulting the President. Anyone knows how I can get that infromation?

thanks in advance

By Blogger Hind Rostom, at May 12, 2006 8:50 PM  

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