In the West, it is not generally known except by the handful who patronize this blog that El Naschie was an Egyptian presidential candidate. But everyone knows he just got his ass [Brit. arse, haha] handed to him on a platter by Mrs Justice Sharp.
In the Arab world, there are dozens of television and newspaper interviews with him as a presidential candidate (which he was) and as an expert on high-energy physics and nanotechnology (about which he has only a layman's knowledge, which is approximately none). But only those with a long memory remember that he sued Nature for libel and predicted winning ten million pounds and a front-page apology. The news of his loss has not been reported anywhere. Nowhere at all!
Different spins on common sets of facts are natural. But the cultural disjointness of sets of facts about Mohamed El Naschie is very disconcerting.
What's to be done?