El Naschie compares the industrious Egyptians with the dilatory Germans, based on his observations during the years he lived in Germany. They'd work for ten or fifteen minutes at most, and then have a beer break.
That reminds me of a magnificent rant in the SCIAM comment archive from which I'll only quote this much:
Ibrahim Badawee at 06:52 PM on 04/17/09
This is a direct answer to the comment of Martin Klicken. Your comment clearly indicates how little you know about Prof. Mohamed El Naschie or in fact any Moslem. Prof. Mohamed El Naschie has never drunk wine in his life or any kind of alcohol not even in his wild, revolutionary years.
Regarding Shrink's comment
Well, the "lazy" Germans have the strongest economy in Europe and one of the strongest in the world. Maybe the Egyptians should adopt their working habits. LOL
compare in particular the GDP per capita and inflation rates. Figures are in US dollars.
To the extent that economy is a good quantitative proxy for industriousness, El Naschie has certainly made an unfortunate choice of a country to compare Egypt to. I mean no disrespect to Egypt; it's El Naschie's fatuous rhetoric I dislike. He curries favor with audiences by insulting the USA and Israel, usually. I guess those are perennial safe targets in Egypt. This time it happens to be Germany because he assumes Germans won't read his column. I guarantee you he wouldn't have written a column like that in German and published it in Germany. He's two-faced. He has no convictions. He calculates what he believes an audience wants to hear, and then he says it to gain popularity. That's also why he loves Mubarak -- he's in power.
Examples abound. In an earlier column for an Egyptian audience he insulted Qatar. An El Naschie Watch reader noted that El Naschie would change his tune if he were interviewed on Al Jazeera. Yes. Exactly.