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Doctor/independent political commentator on Islamism and MENA issues. Centrist. Made in Cairo🇪🇬 BBC100 women 2013. RT≠ endorsement 🇬🇧
Jun 5 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 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?
#lebanonelections2022
May 12 13 tweets 4 min read
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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 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 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 7 tweets 4 min read
#Thread
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 5 tweets 3 min read
#Thread
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!
2/
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
nytimes.com/2021/01/28/us/… 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...

uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/us-puts-h… Absolutely!
Why @POTUS wants to resurrect the Middle East problems of the Obama years?
#UAE #F35
Jan 1, 2021 6 tweets 3 min read
#Breaking
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?
#NabiMousa
Jan 1, 2021 4 tweets 3 min read
Many wrote about the impacts of Brexit on UK, but few wrote about the challenges facing EU.
This article is well worth reading.
I also think the hasty deal with China before @JoeBiden inauguration; ignoring Chinese HR record, was very unwise.
@vonderleyen
@EmmanuelMacron EU leaders focused on maintaining unity against UK, managed to hide many deep seated differences.
Following #Brexit, however, those differences will eventually surface.
They are facing tough challenges on many fronts:
• Relations with US
•Handling #Turkey
•Countering Islamism
Oct 31, 2020 5 tweets 3 min read
Those angry Muslims cannot differentiate between secular France, Catholic church in France, and democratically-elected French president. Blurring and blaming in a chaotic ignorant way. #Lyon Those angry Muslims cannot differentiate between secular France, Catholic church in France, and democratically-elected French president. Blurring and blaming in a chaotic ignorant way.
Oct 31, 2020 8 tweets 3 min read
American Universities and Think tanks are full of anti-western pundits apologising for Islamists and providing them with logical arguments justifying their horrid actions In 2011, people used to laugh at the thought of possible funding from Qatar or Turkey etc, to prestigious think tanks.
Now we know it was true
Oct 29, 2020 9 tweets 6 min read
Shocking and abhorrent thread by ex-PM of #Malaysia-a hard-core Islamist, basically igniting more flame of hatred.

Eye for eye? So should French people kill Muslims to revenge beheadings of #SamuelPaty and #NiceAttack

Delete your account
You should be banned by @Twitter False irresponsible statement, which is factually incorrect.

Let me add, How about millions killed in Muslim conquests of Christian lands?

Do you want to ignite a religious war?

Revolting after #NiceAttack
Oct 29, 2020 5 tweets 2 min read
Utter madness!

Nice attack: Two dead and several wounded in mass stabbing inside French church.

Is this now a war between Muslim world and France?

When will Muslims understand that irrational anger will not earn them respect, but it feeds terrorism?

express.co.uk/news/world/135… Three dead now!
Sep 29, 2020 12 tweets 7 min read
Oh... oh... Hassounah is speaking live now...

Just what we need at this surreal day!
#Nasrallah rushes to deny #Netanyahu’s claim that Netanyahu shows that Hezbollah has an arms depot adjacent to gas canisters in the Jonah. He invites journalists to visit the place!
#Lebanon #Nasrallah is clearly feeling the pressure. He is fully aware that his popularity has plummeted after #BeirutBlast
Sep 27, 2020 7 tweets 5 min read
Watching defiant @EmmanuelMacron press conference, standing by #Lebanon, and clearly blame #Hezbollah and his allies.
But he offers nothing about what’s next? . @EmmanuelMacron
“Hezbollah and Amal movement unwilling to do any concession”
“The failure is their, not mine”
#Lebanon