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Doctor/independent political commentator on Islamism and MENA issues, Current Affairs. Made in Cairo🇪🇬 BBC100 women 2013. RT≠ endorsement 🇬🇧
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Nov 8, 2023 10 tweets 2 min read
Hundred of thousands of Arabs and Muslims have been killed in

But they didn’t trigger 1/10 of the reactions we are witnessing now in the war of #Gaza.

Because, in Gaza, they enemy is non-Arab and non-Muslim.

Let’s stop kidding ourself and have the courage to admit that. For Islamists, the crime of Israel is not just the “occupation of Palestine”, but the disruption of their grand dream of the resurrection of the Islamic Caliphate.
Oct 11, 2023 8 tweets 2 min read
I am accused of “justifying occupation”, which is a big fat lie.
My guilt is remembering the long history of bad choices & wasted opportunities.

Remember when hijacking airplanes, killing athletes were the Palestinian answer to Israeli occupation?

Remember when suicide attacks were marketed as the answer to the occupation?

Remember when firing rockets was the innovation of the resistance?

None of the above liberated Palestine.
Why, and how bloody pogrom and kidnapping women and children will?

#Gaza What is the best of the best outcome for the Palestinians from this current bloody mess?

A ceasefire+ few charity donation+ pledges to rebuilt their homes, which will take months, so they will spend winter in the cold.

How on earth can any one describe that as “a victory”?

Sep 20, 2022 23 tweets 14 min read
#Thread #Iran
If you just tuned in, you will see how Iran's TL is full of images and videos of protests all over the country following the death of #Mahsa_Amini who was accused of improper wearing of Hijab.
Here are few thoughts. 1/ Since I attended late Shah funeral in Egypt, I developed deep interest in Iran, which increased immensely, after I visited the country years ago. Unlike Egyptians, the people of Iran fully understand the pain of living under an Islamists regime and have no illusions about it 2/
Sep 20, 2022 8 tweets 5 min read
كل اللي بيهاجم #محمد_صلاح معندوش أي مشكله مع الاحتلال العثماني .
أفندينا ولي النعم علي قلبهم احلي من العسل.
لكن مستعدين يلفقوا صور علشان يفكروك بالاحتلال الانجليز ( اللي محدش بينكروا) علشان يخونوك ويخونوا صلاح.
لجان منظمه شغلتها اللعب بعواطف الناس واللعب بالتاريخ علي مزاجهم ما فعله #محمد_صلاح هو ما فعله الرئيس السيسي وشيخ الازهر— تقديم واجب العزاء.
أين الجريمه بالظبط؟
اذا كان العزاء في #الملكة_إليزابيث فهل كل رئيس الدوله المصريه وشيخ الازهر خونه؟
أفيقوا يرحمكم الله
Sep 18, 2022 10 tweets 4 min read
#Thread 🧵
On #Britain, #Egypt and the passing of Her Majesty #Queen #Elizabeth 1/ Although many in #Egypt expressed sadness for the passing of the Queen, others commented negatively on her legacy, recalling colonialism, the Suez conflict, and the 1956 war 2/
Sep 13, 2022 8 tweets 6 min read

On #Egypt’s Sisi visit to #Qatar:
This visit signals a start of an era of pragmatism— a post Muslim Brotherhood era 1/ Unlike 2017, the #Muslim #Brotherhood as a group, is severely weakened, and becomes irrelevant to the relations between Qatar and Egypt.
Its fans can mock Sisi’s visit to Doha but their barks mean nothing on the ground 2/
Sep 11, 2022 5 tweets 3 min read
Spectacular U-turn in #UkraineRussiaWar

#Ukraine forces have penetrated Russian lines to a depth of up to 70 kilometers in some places; captured over 3,000 square km in the past 5 days —more territory than Russian forces have captured in all their operations since April! Watch!
Liberated #Kupyansk
Jun 5, 2022 7 tweets 3 min read
Remembering the #SixDayWar, #Egypt didn’t just lose #Sinai, it lost its progressiveness and opened the gate to #Islamism that slowly controlled its society like a cancer that is hard to uproot.
We regained Sinai, but until we regain our modernity, Egypt will continue to struggle Immediately after the #SixDayWar, Islamists creeped in, claiming that we lost the war, not because of reckless Nasser, but because #Egypt became godless decedent society. They preached that victory will only happen when women wear hijab, and religiosity dominate! 2/
May 15, 2022 5 tweets 3 min read
My thoughts are with the brave people of Lebanon voting in the first election since #BeirutExplosion.
They deserve change.
They deserve not be ruled by an Iran-backed militia
They deserve a better future.
#lebanonelections2022 And yes, #Hezbollah is fighting for survival.
For the first time, I saw his followers on Twitter asking people to turn up and vote.
God forbid, are you worried guys?
May 12, 2022 13 tweets 4 min read
One of many losers of the tragic murder of Palestinian journalist #Shereen_Abu_Aqleh is what I describe as Supremacist Islamism.
#Thread 1/ First let’s define it:
It is a hard core conservative vision of Islam that sees Muslims as superior to others, including Other Abrahamic faiths.
It also views every rule of Sharia as sacred tenant of the faith that can’t and shouldn’t be subjected to modern interpretation 2/
May 11, 2022 6 tweets 3 min read
Amidst global outrage and sadness after the murder of Palestinian journalist #ShereenAbuAqleh, some idiots point to her religion, claiming that because she is Christian, we shouldn’t pray for her!

God… Islamism is sick!
#شيرين_أبوعاقلة Exactly!
Absolutely infuriating! #شيرين_ابو_عاقلة
Apr 18, 2022 7 tweets 3 min read
#Thread 🧵
Out of all #Egypt’s weekly news, the influx of Israeli tourists to Sinai for #Passover caught the attention of many Egyptians and triggered mixed responses. 1/ Qatar’s Al-Jazeera has published this clip about the long queue of Israelis waiting to enter #Egypt’s #Sinai.
As usual, many Al-Jazeera followers are full of prejudice, and they were not happy, even spouting replies with hints of anti-semitism 2/
Feb 13, 2022 7 tweets 4 min read
I am the generation who witnessed the collapse of the Soviet Union, the transformation of many ex-Soviet countries into liberal democracies.
Now I witness the Western left deaf and mute to #UkraineCrisis; even defending Russia. 1/ Here is Britain’s #JeremyCorbyn openly blaming #NATO; not Russia for #UkraineCrisis.
The same dude who rant against Israel aggression, didn’t voice any support for the people of #Ukraine.
It is, as if the Russian bullying of Ukraine is halal. 2/
Feb 12, 2022 5 tweets 3 min read
I see many comparing #UkraineCrisis with #Iraq 2003, when the US falsely claimed that Saddam had weapons of mass destruction.
While, I am critical of Biden administration pushing panic button, I believe
this comparison is ludicrously wrong 1/ For a starter:
-Colin Powell’s claim about weapons of mass destruction was unproven.
-In the Ukraine case, satellite images are available for anyone to see.
Putin will not gather 100Ks of troops in winter for fun!
Oct 19, 2021 5 tweets 4 min read
#Thread on the 9th #Egypt- #Greece- #Cyprus 1/ The summit cements the strong trilateral relations in #EastMed and proves that their alliance in neither reactionary nor temporary.
It is also multi-modal with economic, political, and security aspects.
Oct 18, 2021 4 tweets 4 min read
شتان بين #محمد_صلاح و #ابوتريكة
كلاهما من ريف #مصر، ولكن الاول ذكائه جعله مواطن عالمي من الدرجه الاولي، والثاني سخر ذكائه لخدمه أيديولوجية ظلاميه تستغل عاطفه الناس. هذا هو ابن #مصر #محمد_صلاح يسخر شهرته لخدمه الانسانيه.
في الوقت الذي يستخدم #ابوتريكة الانسانيه حجه ليكسب تعاطف رخيص من الجماهير
Jan 29, 2021 5 tweets 4 min read
Shame on @POTUS to go ahead and appoints pro-Mullahs @Rob_Malley as his envoy on #Iran.
What a disaster

#Biden has handed the keys of the levant and Yemen to the Mullahs… Yes, there is no better “for the Mullahs” to appoint their favourite man in DC.
Knowledge is dangerous when ideological outlook is in sync with American enemies.
Jan 28, 2021 4 tweets 4 min read
#Lebanon’s #Tripoli is the poorest city in the #Mediterranean, with marginalised #Sunni population with reported of 80% uneducated, high unemployment, well before #BeirutBlast
No wonder the city’s youth had enough and protest against #lockdown
Thus far, one dead & 200+ injured #Lebanon
Traditionally, the #Hariri’s Mustaqbel party is the patron of Sunnis, but thanks to Saad Hariri’s weak leadership, Sunnis, especially in #Tripoli, are now under the influence of Salafi sheikhs and even #Erdogan’s #Turkey
Jan 27, 2021 4 tweets 4 min read
This is @POTUS’s first unwise FP decision, since his inauguration.
To put hold on F-35s sale to #UAE is an indirect sabotage of the #AbrahamAccords with #Israel.
Shame ... Shame.. Shame...… Absolutely!
Why @POTUS wants to resurrect the Middle East problems of the Obama years?
#UAE #F35
Jan 1, 2021 6 tweets 3 min read
A top Egyptian lawyer appeared on Tv program @Elhekayashow with @Amradib to explain the details of #Italy’s Regeni murder in #Egypt.
This alone is unprecedented! 1/ The Egyptian lawyer says they are two parallel events:
The first, is a gang of Egyptians who attack foreigners in Egypt and steal their stuff, they were responsible for several attacks including Regeni.
He claims other foreigners reported similar cases since 2015. 2/
Jan 1, 2021 8 tweets 5 min read
Welcome to Palestinian ruthless oppression:

The arrest of Sama occurred after attack on private recording for streamed performance in Jericho’s Nabi Mousa by group of young people after vicious campaign of misinformation on social media that fueled violent reactions against Sama Sama Abdulhadi is a victim of Islamism, regression, and misogyny.
The Palestinian society now consider music haram?