El Naschie talks about Switzerland. No one knows who the Swiss Prime Minister or President of the Swiss Confederation is, he says, in contrast with for example the Queen of England.
His family owned for several decades a house on the Swiss border (with Germany I guess) so he says he knows enough about Switzerland to have opinions abous Swiss society and politics. It's the oldest still-extant European democracy, he says. With a tradition of neutrality. A great country but not a paradise. It has its problems.
El Naschie turns in the last two paragraphs to Max Frisch, author of the play Andorra. He says Frisch won the Nobel Prize for Literature, but I see no record of that.
Be that as it may, readers will not be surprised to hear that El Naschie calls him
a man I know well,
putting the dead playwright at grave risk in tomorrow's column.
I should mention that the sockpuppet Ahmad Islam said
One of the nominators [of El Naschie for a Nobel Prize] was a Nobel laureate who lives in the capital of a very small but prominent country.
It seems possible that Islam meant to say "lived" and is referring to Max Frisch, who lived in Zürich, Switzerland. Perhaps we'll find out tomorrow.
UPDATE. El Naschie's Rosa Al-Youssef column is up for Thursday, December 2. Zeid Hilali «Swiss». Original Arabic or Google's English translation.
German, French, Italian and some Romansch are spoken in Switzerland, he says. He remembers a «William Tell» show on Egyptian television in «Black and White». He says someone called Zeid Hillali from Egyptian folklore is similar to Switzerland's William Tell. He mentions Goethe, and Beethoven's Symphony No. 3. Hopefully tomorrow he'll tell us about the "Nobel laureate [Max Frisch, as he seems to believe mistakenly] who lives [sic. lived] in the capital [Zürich] of a very small but prominent country [Switzerland]" who nominated El Naschie for a Nobel Prize, according to his sockpuppet Ahmad Islam. Really, today's column was a huge disappointment. BOOORRIIIINNG!