Friday, February 10, 2012

Eleven questions the press isn't asking El Naschie

Al-Ahram Massai has an article on El Naschie's 9 February press conference. Aside from the video in the previous posting, this is the first post press conference coverage I've seen. Original Arabic or Google's English translation. Undoubtedly there will be more, because all the major media are now covering his candidacy. His new campaign manager Mohammed Abdul-Samad deserves credit for that. The microphone in the headline pic shows that even Al Jazeera was there.

These are the main points of El Naschie's campaign platform:
  • The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) needs full support to avoid chaos, even if one disagress with them.
  • Economic reform should follow China's example.
  • Changes to existing treaties like the Camp David accords must respect international law.
  • Arab economic cooperation should follow the EU model.

El Naschie said that he "had advised the presidential candidates to respect the religious feelings of the Egyptians, but they did not respond."

Unfortunately, it is unlikely that the press asked El Naschie any of the following questions:

Now more reports of the news conference are coming in. Dreams TV attributes to Almasry Alyoum the following. Original Arabic or Google's English translation. Notes:
  • El Naschie is called a "famous nanotechnology scientist".
  • He said "science is the solution to the country's problems".
  • He said his age isn't an impediment but he'd choose a young man of less than 30 years as his deputy.
  • Islamic democracy is superior to European, he said.
  • Responding to a question about campaign finance, he said "Only God funded my campaign".

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  1. On the last claim: Hah, I don't think the "divine argument" will suffice when he will be forced to pay Nature's legal expenses. :D

  2. That will be interesting, won't it. I expect he will lose and the Court will tell him to pay Nature's expenses. But he'll sell his house and flee Britain before he does that.

    The Recent Comments thing isn't working at the moment and blog performance is suffering. I hope it gets fixed soon.