El Naschie talks incessantly about how much he loves Egypt and how he kept his Egyptian passport even when he lived for years abroad. He snipes at Ahmed Zewail and Mohamed ElBaradei for not being Egyptian enough.
Very much in this same vein, he boasts that his father was a member of the Free Officers Movement. But is it true?
The Free Officers Movement (حركة الضباط الأحرار) overthrew King Farouk I of Egypt in 1952. Leaders included Muhammad Naguib, Gamal Abdel Nasser and Anwar El-Sadat, the first three presidents of Egypt.
Zahy points to the first paragraph of this Rosa Al-Youssef column attacking ElBaradei (Arabic or English) in which El Naschie makes the claim that his father was a member of the Free Officers Movement: "ووالده من الضباط الأحرار ".
But historical lists (Arabic or English) make no mention of his father as a member. Note that the lists themselves are in a graphics format so that Google translate can't help us here. So we ask Arabic readers to have a look and confirm that the El Naschie surname النشائى or النشائي does not appear.
If this checks out, it looks like El Naschie is caught in yet another lie.