Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The National Democratic Party loves El Naschie

Egypt's ruling party, headed by Hosni Mubarak (who has been President for almost thirty years) is the National Democratic Party (NDP). Wikipedia has a description of the party.

I wrote briefly about El Naschie's June 1 column in this comment, but here's what I said in-line:

The Rosa Al-Youssef column is up for Tuesday, June 1. «Lords» SC. Arabic or English.

El Naschie likens the Shura Council to the English House of Lords. Later he says that Mubarak's ruling party has the confidence of the vast majority of Egyptian citizens. That's because they don't meet behind closed doors in five-star hotels. Instead they approach citizens in the street to learn about their concerns.

Anyway, the NDP must have liked it, because they reprinted it on their Web site.

By the way, what's the bristled thing in the NDP logo? It looks like a quiddich broom.

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  1. His Rosa Al-Youssef column is up. Thursday, June 3, 2010. «Brotherhood» and «Parliament Coptic». Arabic or English.

    El Naschie disapproves of throwing religion onto the political process, for example the Muslim Brotherhood's slogan "Islam is the solution". The Copts want to establish a Coptic Parliament and he disapproves of this too. He says the Copts want to remove from the Egyptian constitution the declaration that Islam is the state religion, and that ElBaradei would welcome the removal as well, but El Naschie wouldn't.

  2. The Rosa Al-Youssef column is up. Friday, June 4, 2010. "ElBaradei revealed .. And stifle the Israel nuclear". Arabic or English.

    Israel has a nuclear arsenal and El Naschie doesn't like that. He thinks ElBaradei is a tool of the international Zionist lobby, gives the cold shoulder to Arab nuclear aspirations, and that his poor performance as Director of the Atomic Energy Agency is responsible for the situation. He muses that a deal might be made whereby Israel gives up its nukes in return for Iran giving up uranium enrichment.

    I wonder why he hasn't written yet about the Israeli blockade of the flotilla bound for Gaza. Perhaps he had a bunch of columns already written and wanted to use them up.

    El Naschie's column doesn't appear on Saturdays.