Egipto: las claves de una revolución inevitable eBook

Egipto: las claves de una revolución inevitable eBook

Egipto: las claves de una revolución inevitable ➽ [Reading] ➿ Egipto: las claves de una revolución inevitable By Alaa Al Aswany ➲ – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk La revoluci n egipcia de cogi al mundo por sorpresa y oblig a revisar los an lisis pol ticos y sociales err neos que, desde hac a tiempo, se hab an hecho sobre Egipto Alaa Al Aswany, uno de los novel La revoluci n egipcia decogi al mundo por claves de PDF Ì sorpresa y oblig a revisar los an lisis pol ticos y sociales err neos que, desde hac a tiempo, se hab an hecho sobre Egipto Alaa Egipto: las PDF or Al Aswany, uno de los novelistas m s aclamados de Egipto, nos ofrece una cr nica viva de la sociedad egipcia en la que analiza en profundidad todas las cuestiones m s importantes que llevaron las claves de eBook ↠ al sorprendente derrocamiento de la dinast a de los Mubarak Cr tico, controvertido y directo, Al Aswany aborda todos los interrogantes que ahora surgen sobre Egipto Qu transformaciones de fondo han hecho caer el muro del miedo en Egipto Qu reforma pol tica ser capaz de devolver la libertad, la dignidad y la justicia a los egipcios Qu papel jugar n los Hermanos Musulmanes en la nueva etapa C mo se puede recuperar un islam egipcio abierto y tolerante frente al extremismo wahab En sus valientes art culos period sticos, y siempre bajo el lema la democracia es la soluci n , el autor ha pedido insistentemente a su gobierno que sirviera al pueblo, y al pueblo que exigiera sus derechos Por qu los egipcios se rebelaron inesperadamente Cu les eran los problemas y contradicciones de la sociedad egipcia que hicieron inevitable la revoluci n A trav s de un an lisis enormemente sincero y esclarecedor tanto del potencial como de las limitaciones que determinar n el futuro de Egipto, Al Aswany nos desvela por qu la revoluci n que sorprendi al mundo estaba destinada a producirse.


About the Author: Alaa Al Aswany

Alaa al Aswany Arabic , Egyptian Arabic Masri claves de PDF Ì born is an Egyptian writer, and a founding member of the political movement KefayaTrained as a dentist in Egypt and Chicago, it took him Egipto: las PDF or years to earn his degree from Chicago National University where he spent years in his life, al Aswany has contributed numerous articles to Egyptian newspapers on literature, politics, and social issues His second novel, las claves de eBook ↠ The Yacoubian Building, an ironic depiction of modern Egyptian society, has been widely read in Egypt and throughout the Middle East It has been translated into English, Danish, Finnish, French, Norwegian, Greek and Dutch, and was adapted into a film and a television series of the same nameChicago, a novel set in the city in which the author was educated, was published in January Al Aswany participated in the Blue Metropolis in Montreal, June , and was featured in interviews with the CBC programme Writers and CompanyOther forms of name Alaa al Aswani, Alaa El Aswany, Ala Aswani, Ala El Aswani.



10 thoughts on “Egipto: las claves de una revolución inevitable

  1. Dawn Bates Dawn Bates says:

    If you have been following the news recently you will have noticed the huge shift in power from the corrupt government to the people on the streets in both Tunisia and Egypt If you haven t, then there is probably no point in you reading any further, your head is probably too far up your own backside to ever come out If on the other hand, you did see the news and you want to know what on earth happened to make all these protesters come out in such force and with such determination then th If you have been following the news recently you will have noticed the huge shift in power from the corrupt government to the people on the streets in both Tunisia and Egypt If you haven t, then there is probably no point in you reading any further, your head is probably too far up your own backside to ever come out If on the other hand, you did see the news and you want to know what on earth happened to make all these protesters come out in such force and with such determination then this book is a MUST READ Some of you may have heard about the Yacoubian Building or Chicago, also written by Alaa Al Aswany, both great reads if you haven t read those either This man has a way with words, a profound passion and a mind that inspires, intrigues and interests you at every level If I was allowed one dinner guest, Alaa Al Aswany would be at the top of my list I love this man Compiled from a series of articles that ran in Egyptian press, how he wasn t arrested and detained as a political prisoner I have no idea, but none the less, these articles explain what has been happening in Egypt, the dire state the country is in and the turn the other cheek attitude that has allowed it to happen.He writes in a commanding way that to close the book without having finished an article leaves you wantingHis common sense approach to life, his intelligence and his moral way of thinking are skills to be admired and replicated.I have spent the last 15 years of my life learning about the politics in Egypt and other parts of the Middle East, studying the people and the lives they lead I have come to my own conclusions over the years and have doubted, until reading this book, whether as a foreigner I have understood the situations correctly Every last insight, every opinion written in this book mirrored my own findings and feelings My frustrations with the government lack of leadership, my passions and wants for each, combined with my love of the Egyptian people are all in this book.So in short, if you wish to understand the politics of the revolution in Egypt, and those in other countries, this is the best place to start And Mr Al Aswany, if you are free for dinner, let me know


  2. Yves Gounin Yves Gounin says:

    J ai ador les romans de Alaa El Aswany au point de m inspirer d eux pour essayer, sans succ s, d en crire un au bout de quelques pages j ai r alis que ma plume n galerait jamais celle de l auteur de L Immeuble Yacoubian ou de Chicago et j ai capitul.Je suis d autant plus d u par le chroniqueur dont les ditoriaux publi s depuis 2010 sont traduits chez Actes Sud par l ancien consul de France Alexandrie Gilles Gauthier.Cette publication est doublement opportuniste L diteur a ente J ai ador les romans de Alaa El Aswany au point de m inspirer d eux pour essayer, sans succ s, d en crire un au bout de quelques pages j ai r alis que ma plume n galerait jamais celle de l auteur de L Immeuble Yacoubian ou de Chicago et j ai capitul.Je suis d autant plus d u par le chroniqueur dont les ditoriaux publi s depuis 2010 sont traduits chez Actes Sud par l ancien consul de France Alexandrie Gilles Gauthier.Cette publication est doublement opportuniste L diteur a entendu d une part jou sur la vague de popularit dont jouit le romancier Au lendemain des printemps arabes et de la chute de Moubarak, la publication de ces chroniques a d autre part le m rite de flatter le lecteur occidental car Al Aswany est du bon c t , de celui qui d fend les pauvres d Egypte, les victimes de la corruption, les femmes oblig es de porter le niqab Il combat la tentative de succession h r ditaire bauch e par Hosni Moubarak en faveur de son fils Gamal H las, les travers du romancier dont la subtilit n tait pas la qualit premi re sont plus flagrants encore la lecture de ses chroniques Aussi politiquement correctes soient elles, ses chroniques forcent le trait, critiquant sans nuance les m chants musulmans dont la foi se r duit au respect des formes et les hommes politiques coorompus qui, ne tenant leur mandat que de la volont du Ra s, n exercent pas leurs charges pour le b n fice des citoyens mais pour la satisfaction de leur ma tre.Ses crits frappent par leur ultra nationalisme qui d rive fr quemment dans l antisionisme voire dans l antioccidentalisme.Les 45 chroniques r unies dans ce recueil n vitent pas l cueil de la redite l o le romancier fourbit son oeuvre, l ditorialiste reproduit chaque semaine un raisonnement r p titif Tr s pertinent dans sa critique des maux qui frappent la soci t gyptienne, Al Aswany se r v le un politique moins visionnaire ainsi prend il fait et cause pour Mohamed El Baradei dont il s est av r qu il ne b n ficiait d aucun soutien dans le peuple.Vivement son prochain roman


  3. Nourin Nourin says:

    My favorite chapter was noura and the national team, very powerful, broke my heart Loved this book, learned a lot from it Alaa al aswany is an inspiration.


  4. Fadillah Fadillah says:

    The revolution of Egypt occurred in 2011 and i was not well versed in it back then Most of my classmates studied in Egypt back then and has been vocally supporting the revolution My facebook wall filled with a huge support of Muslims Brotherhood posts and eager to see the candidate from the Islamic party to take over once Mubarak resigned I am not surprised either given the fact that most of them studied at AL Azhar University At that time, however, i was restrained to voice out my own opin The revolution of Egypt occurred in 2011 and i was not well versed in it back then Most of my classmates studied in Egypt back then and has been vocally supporting the revolution My facebook wall filled with a huge support of Muslims Brotherhood posts and eager to see the candidate from the Islamic party to take over once Mubarak resigned I am not surprised either given the fact that most of them studied at AL Azhar University At that time, however, i was restrained to voice out my own opinion I always support the ideals of secular government away from ambiguity of religion standard and crystal clear implementation of good governance However, i cant say this lightly I will be framed as infidel or someone who pushes Islam away and i have no strength to defend myself Here we are, in 2016, which i am manage to dig and readto understand the Egypt revolution Mr Alaa writing it perfectly and even in its own simplicity, one cant turn away from all the facts that he wrote and assembled it in his book Being an Egyptian himself, he shared his devastation and sadness seeing his own country being harmed by despotism government and corrupt officers and politicians He lamented of what Egypt used to be and compared it to the current state of Egypt This is truly powerful and insightful book


  5. Frederik Wøhlk Frederik Wøhlk says:

    Hvis man vil vide, hvorfor Egypterne gjorde opr r mod Pr sident Mubaraks styre i 2011, er Al Aswanys bog om Egyptens Tilstand et godt sted at starte Gennem et udvalg af klummer fra avisen al Dustur de fleste fra 2009 og 10 beskriver han nuanceret og i til tider grufulde detaljer det egyptiske samfunds problemer sp ndende fra manglende demokrati, manglende udfoldelsesmuligheder og korruption til kvindehad og religi st hykleri Det er al Aswanys faste overbevisning, at egypterne ikke ville bliv Hvis man vil vide, hvorfor Egypterne gjorde opr r mod Pr sident Mubaraks styre i 2011, er Al Aswanys bog om Egyptens Tilstand et godt sted at starte Gennem et udvalg af klummer fra avisen al Dustur de fleste fra 2009 og 10 beskriver han nuanceret og i til tider grufulde detaljer det egyptiske samfunds problemer sp ndende fra manglende demokrati, manglende udfoldelsesmuligheder og korruption til kvindehad og religi st hykleri Det er al Aswanys faste overbevisning, at egypterne ikke ville blive ved med at finde sig i dette, og demokratiet ser han som en foruds tning for at l se problemerne.Al Aswany hamrer klumme efter klumme sine gode pointer fast i l seren, og som en samling af dem kan bogen naturligt nok derfor godt komme til at virke gentagende Samtidig indbygger han dog variationer i sin argumentation som baserer sig p b de anekdoter, personlige oplevelser, statistik, nyhedsd kning og meget andet og det g r, at bogen bliver ved med at v re l sev rdig


  6. معتز عناني معتز عناني says:

    Revolt In Cairo On 21 October 1798Anne Louis Girodet A political book describing the miserable stage Egyptians were living in the five year before the 2011 revolution This book is aiming to highlight Egypt s social political that led to revolt , thus the Western s can have a clear vision of Egypt s status , and to reduce the vast gap between the West the Arab world It showed how the west treats Egypt ally Iran enemy differently torture , democracy fraud election Revolt In Cairo On 21 October 1798Anne Louis Girodet A political book describing the miserable stage Egyptians were living in the five year before the 2011 revolution This book is aiming to highlight Egypt s social political that led to revolt , thus the Western s can have a clear vision of Egypt s status , and to reduce the vast gap between the West the Arab world It showed how the west treats Egypt ally Iran enemy differently torture , democracy fraud election to serve the interests of Israel the regime used the Muslim brotherhood as the boogeyman to frighten western countries from democratic solutionsBook contents 1 Gamal Mubarak as a successive candidate2 Mubarak s health issue3 Fraud Elections4 Brutal force5 Mr ElBaradei Dr Ahmed Zewil as an alternative solutions6 Gaza paying the price, to pass the succssion plans to please Israel 7 Boycotting fraud elections8 Superficial religions and Wahabism9 Pope Shenouda endorse that Gamal Mubarak inherit the presidency of Egypt10 Dictator solitude 11 Sultan s jurist and the phenomenon of new proselytizers 12 Sycophantic ministers in despotic regime Quotes from the book 1 The floodgates of hatred have been opened wide2 A wave of hatred for Arabs Muslims is now sweeping the West.3 Killing is easier when we dehumanize the victim4 The Egyptian regime has understood that the key to the West s heart is in Israel s hand5 Egypt has reached rock bottom in the full sense6 Revolution is not a slogan or a prior objective but a stage a society goes through at a certain moment , when everything becomes liable to ignite7.Egypt has enough talent intellectual power to save ten countries together 8.But I do understand that someone who has already lost something cannot then give it away , and someone who is willingly to kiss people s hands in public cannot defend anyone s dignity9 More important than all that is the fact that in his great success ElBaradei has not depend on connection or relatives He has proved himself by his hard work , his talent his dedication.10 In other words, the Egyptian regime spends twice as much as subjugating , detaining repressing Egyptians as it spends on providing them on healthcare11 A leader who defends the rights of the nation must always remain on the field of the battle.12 This story teaches us that all autocratic rulers considers themselves great heroes live in such state of perpetual self delusion13 In fact , in my opinion , rigging elections is muchworse than bearing false witness, because bearing false witness deprives an individual or a family of their due whereas rigging elections deprives the whole nation of its due.14 The concept of the benevolent dictator, just like the concepts of the noble thief , or the honest whore , is nothan a meaningless fantasy.15 The prophet Muhammed did not choose a successor because he wanted Muslims to be free to choose their ruler.16 I have been given authority over you, and I am not best of You Abu Bakr ElSeddik17 In a democratic system the president is the servant of the people in the full sense of the word as soon as he takes office he loses his privacy his whole is exposed to the World.18 Lord Milner is said to have lost his way in the streets of Cairo one day and when his driver asked a passerby for directions , the man replied Tell Englishman to ask Saad Zaghloul Pasha in Paris 19 We should bear in mind that intellectuals who loose their way always start by despising the people20 Last year I went to vote in the elections at the sports club I belong to found crowds of club members who had come on their day off to stand in long lines to elect new board members.21 Most of these parties are paper puppets on strings held by the regime22 It seems that the Brotherhood is destined never to learn from its mistakes.23 Imagine God forbid, what would have happened if someone less wise than president Mubarak were ruling Egypt It would have been a disaster Mustafa ElFekky24 Religiosity so prevalent today is superficial and without substance25 Mubarak regime continues to support Wahabism in order to benefit from the political submissiveness it installs in people s minds 26 What happened in central Cairo shows that the great collapse has already begun27 we all have a duty to act to save our country from the bleak future that looms on the horizon28 Before we urge young men not to harass women, we first have to teach them how to respect women.29 Islam never required women to cover their faces Otherwise, if we could not see any part of women s face in the first place , why would God tell us to avert our eyes30 Before Wahabi ideas started spreading we were less interested in the externals of religionreligious in thesense ,just,honesttolerant.31 Even the prosecutor general, after questioning Aryan Youssef on a charge of throwing a bomb at the prime minister s motorcade, stood up to his desk, shook Aryan s hand embraced him, saying May God protect you my child You are a patriot who loves Egypt 32 Every time they have been tested, Egyptians have passed the test with distinction, but afterward they go back to the substitute s bench33 The Three no s Theory , no job , no marriage , no future.34 He told me how he asked the only girl he ever loved to forget him because he could not marry her or have her wait for him 35 Recent Gallup survey found that Egyptians are the most devout people on the face of the earth.36 Goytisolo turned down a prize worth 150,000 because it was incompatible with his moral coscience 37 Because I can no longer withstand being a women on display38 In the end, the proposal was defeated copts won one of the greatest battles in modern history by refusing to accept a sectarian privileges under any guise 39 The Egyptian regime that has failed to protect Copts is the same regime the Coptic Church supports with all its strength.40 The consequences of courage are never worse than the consequences of fear.41 In fact they believed , just like the peasant in the story, that they could coexist with the regime, bow down before the oppressor , and then set up their own small safe world for themselves their children.42 then the regime s iron grip will be broken meet the fate it deserves.43 Gaber Asfour did not feel the slightest embarrassment in taking a prize that a major international writer had rejected in solidarity with the Libyan people against the despotic Gaddafi regimeBest Articles 1 The only way to evict Mr Batista2 A surprise dinner with an important person3 Does rigging elections count as a Major sin4 Egypt sits on the Substitute s Bench5 Nora and the National squad6 Egypt awakened7 Does subservience protect us from injustice8 A discussion with a state security officerReferences mentioned advised to read1 Chameleon by checkov 2 Farah Bahlavei 3 4 the phenomenon of new proselytizers 5.memoir of aryan youssef 6 Tartuffe, Moliere 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Albert Camus19 SartreJP20 Bertrand Russell21 Gabriel Garc a M rquez22 saramago23.Pablo Neruda24.dostoyevski25 GOYTISOLO JUAN26 Wael abbas s blog


  7. Wes Pue Wes Pue says:

    Well written series of journalistic essays Somewhat repetitive but very interesting It is a brave book Critique of how extremist views have tainted Islam in Egypt leading some to assert 1 Islam allows only one form, one worldview 2 people who don t agree are enemies 3 virtue involves about advertising your religious superiority4 religion is about belief, not conduct5 creating a just society is of no importance The whole is propagated by televangelists for Wahhabi fundamentalism.


  8. Ashlee Ashlee says:

    Very repetitive but did have some interesting anecdotal stories from his own personal experiences and those of other Egyptians Was to be expected that it would be repetitive since it was a compilation of articles he had published in newspapers Articles were also chronologically out of order unfortunately As always, democracy is the solution according to Alaa Al Aswany.


  9. Ryan Ryan says:

    Solid collection of newspaper articles published by Aswany in Arab newspapers over the last 5 years or so, focusing on the corruption, inequality, police brutality, suppression of political discourse, lack of ministerial accountability to anyone other than the president, and cronyism of the Mubarak regim He also goes off on some of the blatant contradictions of certain devout Muslims within the administration who follow strict religious tenets but don t seem to apply general moral values in the Solid collection of newspaper articles published by Aswany in Arab newspapers over the last 5 years or so, focusing on the corruption, inequality, police brutality, suppression of political discourse, lack of ministerial accountability to anyone other than the president, and cronyism of the Mubarak regim He also goes off on some of the blatant contradictions of certain devout Muslims within the administration who follow strict religious tenets but don t seem to apply general moral values in their lives when abusing political dissidents and protestors I read this while in Egypt to give me a better understanding of the current political situation, and it certainly served its purpose However, by halfway through the book, I had well picked up on the repetitive pattern of the 4 page articles that all had a similar conclusion This book makes a clear argument against autocracy and its particular manifestation in Mubarak s Egypt, and it supports the case for democracy But read a small random sampling of the 200 pages, and you can arrive at the main points pretty quickly


  10. Justin Ng Justin Ng says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here The author most known for his book The Yacoubian Building writes about the failings of the Egypt Government during the Arab Spring 2011 He provides an in depth analysis of the rising social and political unrest contributed by various factors, such as the ill treatment of women, corruption, which leads to the fall of the Murabak Government The writer also gives ample elaboration on each factor and consistently prompts the reader to reflect at the end of each chapter with the sentence Democra The author most known for his book The Yacoubian Building writes about the failings of the Egypt Government during the Arab Spring 2011 He provides an in depth analysis of the rising social and political unrest contributed by various factors, such as the ill treatment of women, corruption, which leads to the fall of the Murabak Government The writer also gives ample elaboration on each factor and consistently prompts the reader to reflect at the end of each chapter with the sentence Democracy is the solution This book is suitable for those who want to knowabout the problems Egypt face in term of the economic, political and social aspects The writer approaches the topic using an argumentative style of writing to convince readers that change is needed for there to be improvements in Egypt as a whole


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10 thoughts on “Egipto: las claves de una revolución inevitable

  1. Dawn Bates Dawn Bates says:

    If you have been following the news recently you will have noticed the huge shift in power from the corrupt government to the people on the streets in both Tunisia and Egypt If you haven t, then there is probably no point in you reading any further, your head is probably too far up your own backside to ever come out If on the other hand, you did see the news and you want to know what on earth happened to make all these protesters come out in such force and with such determination then th If you have been following the news recently you will have noticed the huge shift in power from the corrupt government to the people on the streets in both Tunisia and Egypt If you haven t, then there is probably no point in you reading any further, your head is probably too far up your own backside to ever come out If on the other hand, you did see the news and you want to know what on earth happened to make all these protesters come out in such force and with such determination then this book is a MUST READ Some of you may have heard about the Yacoubian Building or Chicago, also written by Alaa Al Aswany, both great reads if you haven t read those either This man has a way with words, a profound passion and a mind that inspires, intrigues and interests you at every level If I was allowed one dinner guest, Alaa Al Aswany would be at the top of my list I love this man Compiled from a series of articles that ran in Egyptian press, how he wasn t arrested and detained as a political prisoner I have no idea, but none the less, these articles explain what has been happening in Egypt, the dire state the country is in and the turn the other cheek attitude that has allowed it to happen.He writes in a commanding way that to close the book without having finished an article leaves you wantingHis common sense approach to life, his intelligence and his moral way of thinking are skills to be admired and replicated.I have spent the last 15 years of my life learning about the politics in Egypt and other parts of the Middle East, studying the people and the lives they lead I have come to my own conclusions over the years and have doubted, until reading this book, whether as a foreigner I have understood the situations correctly Every last insight, every opinion written in this book mirrored my own findings and feelings My frustrations with the government lack of leadership, my passions and wants for each, combined with my love of the Egyptian people are all in this book.So in short, if you wish to understand the politics of the revolution in Egypt, and those in other countries, this is the best place to start And Mr Al Aswany, if you are free for dinner, let me know

  2. Yves Gounin Yves Gounin says:

    J ai ador les romans de Alaa El Aswany au point de m inspirer d eux pour essayer, sans succ s, d en crire un au bout de quelques pages j ai r alis que ma plume n galerait jamais celle de l auteur de L Immeuble Yacoubian ou de Chicago et j ai capitul.Je suis d autant plus d u par le chroniqueur dont les ditoriaux publi s depuis 2010 sont traduits chez Actes Sud par l ancien consul de France Alexandrie Gilles Gauthier.Cette publication est doublement opportuniste L diteur a ente J ai ador les romans de Alaa El Aswany au point de m inspirer d eux pour essayer, sans succ s, d en crire un au bout de quelques pages j ai r alis que ma plume n galerait jamais celle de l auteur de L Immeuble Yacoubian ou de Chicago et j ai capitul.Je suis d autant plus d u par le chroniqueur dont les ditoriaux publi s depuis 2010 sont traduits chez Actes Sud par l ancien consul de France Alexandrie Gilles Gauthier.Cette publication est doublement opportuniste L diteur a entendu d une part jou sur la vague de popularit dont jouit le romancier Au lendemain des printemps arabes et de la chute de Moubarak, la publication de ces chroniques a d autre part le m rite de flatter le lecteur occidental car Al Aswany est du bon c t , de celui qui d fend les pauvres d Egypte, les victimes de la corruption, les femmes oblig es de porter le niqab Il combat la tentative de succession h r ditaire bauch e par Hosni Moubarak en faveur de son fils Gamal H las, les travers du romancier dont la subtilit n tait pas la qualit premi re sont plus flagrants encore la lecture de ses chroniques Aussi politiquement correctes soient elles, ses chroniques forcent le trait, critiquant sans nuance les m chants musulmans dont la foi se r duit au respect des formes et les hommes politiques coorompus qui, ne tenant leur mandat que de la volont du Ra s, n exercent pas leurs charges pour le b n fice des citoyens mais pour la satisfaction de leur ma tre.Ses crits frappent par leur ultra nationalisme qui d rive fr quemment dans l antisionisme voire dans l antioccidentalisme.Les 45 chroniques r unies dans ce recueil n vitent pas l cueil de la redite l o le romancier fourbit son oeuvre, l ditorialiste reproduit chaque semaine un raisonnement r p titif Tr s pertinent dans sa critique des maux qui frappent la soci t gyptienne, Al Aswany se r v le un politique moins visionnaire ainsi prend il fait et cause pour Mohamed El Baradei dont il s est av r qu il ne b n ficiait d aucun soutien dans le peuple.Vivement son prochain roman

  3. Nourin Nourin says:

    My favorite chapter was noura and the national team, very powerful, broke my heart Loved this book, learned a lot from it Alaa al aswany is an inspiration.

  4. Fadillah Fadillah says:

    The revolution of Egypt occurred in 2011 and i was not well versed in it back then Most of my classmates studied in Egypt back then and has been vocally supporting the revolution My facebook wall filled with a huge support of Muslims Brotherhood posts and eager to see the candidate from the Islamic party to take over once Mubarak resigned I am not surprised either given the fact that most of them studied at AL Azhar University At that time, however, i was restrained to voice out my own opin The revolution of Egypt occurred in 2011 and i was not well versed in it back then Most of my classmates studied in Egypt back then and has been vocally supporting the revolution My facebook wall filled with a huge support of Muslims Brotherhood posts and eager to see the candidate from the Islamic party to take over once Mubarak resigned I am not surprised either given the fact that most of them studied at AL Azhar University At that time, however, i was restrained to voice out my own opinion I always support the ideals of secular government away from ambiguity of religion standard and crystal clear implementation of good governance However, i cant say this lightly I will be framed as infidel or someone who pushes Islam away and i have no strength to defend myself Here we are, in 2016, which i am manage to dig and readto understand the Egypt revolution Mr Alaa writing it perfectly and even in its own simplicity, one cant turn away from all the facts that he wrote and assembled it in his book Being an Egyptian himself, he shared his devastation and sadness seeing his own country being harmed by despotism government and corrupt officers and politicians He lamented of what Egypt used to be and compared it to the current state of Egypt This is truly powerful and insightful book

  5. Frederik Wøhlk Frederik Wøhlk says:

    Hvis man vil vide, hvorfor Egypterne gjorde opr r mod Pr sident Mubaraks styre i 2011, er Al Aswanys bog om Egyptens Tilstand et godt sted at starte Gennem et udvalg af klummer fra avisen al Dustur de fleste fra 2009 og 10 beskriver han nuanceret og i til tider grufulde detaljer det egyptiske samfunds problemer sp ndende fra manglende demokrati, manglende udfoldelsesmuligheder og korruption til kvindehad og religi st hykleri Det er al Aswanys faste overbevisning, at egypterne ikke ville bliv Hvis man vil vide, hvorfor Egypterne gjorde opr r mod Pr sident Mubaraks styre i 2011, er Al Aswanys bog om Egyptens Tilstand et godt sted at starte Gennem et udvalg af klummer fra avisen al Dustur de fleste fra 2009 og 10 beskriver han nuanceret og i til tider grufulde detaljer det egyptiske samfunds problemer sp ndende fra manglende demokrati, manglende udfoldelsesmuligheder og korruption til kvindehad og religi st hykleri Det er al Aswanys faste overbevisning, at egypterne ikke ville blive ved med at finde sig i dette, og demokratiet ser han som en foruds tning for at l se problemerne.Al Aswany hamrer klumme efter klumme sine gode pointer fast i l seren, og som en samling af dem kan bogen naturligt nok derfor godt komme til at virke gentagende Samtidig indbygger han dog variationer i sin argumentation som baserer sig p b de anekdoter, personlige oplevelser, statistik, nyhedsd kning og meget andet og det g r, at bogen bliver ved med at v re l sev rdig

  6. معتز عناني معتز عناني says:

    Revolt In Cairo On 21 October 1798Anne Louis Girodet A political book describing the miserable stage Egyptians were living in the five year before the 2011 revolution This book is aiming to highlight Egypt s social political that led to revolt , thus the Western s can have a clear vision of Egypt s status , and to reduce the vast gap between the West the Arab world It showed how the west treats Egypt ally Iran enemy differently torture , democracy fraud election Revolt In Cairo On 21 October 1798Anne Louis Girodet A political book describing the miserable stage Egyptians were living in the five year before the 2011 revolution This book is aiming to highlight Egypt s social political that led to revolt , thus the Western s can have a clear vision of Egypt s status , and to reduce the vast gap between the West the Arab world It showed how the west treats Egypt ally Iran enemy differently torture , democracy fraud election to serve the interests of Israel the regime used the Muslim brotherhood as the boogeyman to frighten western countries from democratic solutionsBook contents 1 Gamal Mubarak as a successive candidate2 Mubarak s health issue3 Fraud Elections4 Brutal force5 Mr ElBaradei Dr Ahmed Zewil as an alternative solutions6 Gaza paying the price, to pass the succssion plans to please Israel 7 Boycotting fraud elections8 Superficial religions and Wahabism9 Pope Shenouda endorse that Gamal Mubarak inherit the presidency of Egypt10 Dictator solitude 11 Sultan s jurist and the phenomenon of new proselytizers 12 Sycophantic ministers in despotic regime Quotes from the book 1 The floodgates of hatred have been opened wide2 A wave of hatred for Arabs Muslims is now sweeping the West.3 Killing is easier when we dehumanize the victim4 The Egyptian regime has understood that the key to the West s heart is in Israel s hand5 Egypt has reached rock bottom in the full sense6 Revolution is not a slogan or a prior objective but a stage a society goes through at a certain moment , when everything becomes liable to ignite7.Egypt has enough talent intellectual power to save ten countries together 8.But I do understand that someone who has already lost something cannot then give it away , and someone who is willingly to kiss people s hands in public cannot defend anyone s dignity9 More important than all that is the fact that in his great success ElBaradei has not depend on connection or relatives He has proved himself by his hard work , his talent his dedication.10 In other words, the Egyptian regime spends twice as much as subjugating , detaining repressing Egyptians as it spends on providing them on healthcare11 A leader who defends the rights of the nation must always remain on the field of the battle.12 This story teaches us that all autocratic rulers considers themselves great heroes live in such state of perpetual self delusion13 In fact , in my opinion , rigging elections is muchworse than bearing false witness, because bearing false witness deprives an individual or a family of their due whereas rigging elections deprives the whole nation of its due.14 The concept of the benevolent dictator, just like the concepts of the noble thief , or the honest whore , is nothan a meaningless fantasy.15 The prophet Muhammed did not choose a successor because he wanted Muslims to be free to choose their ruler.16 I have been given authority over you, and I am not best of You Abu Bakr ElSeddik17 In a democratic system the president is the servant of the people in the full sense of the word as soon as he takes office he loses his privacy his whole is exposed to the World.18 Lord Milner is said to have lost his way in the streets of Cairo one day and when his driver asked a passerby for directions , the man replied Tell Englishman to ask Saad Zaghloul Pasha in Paris 19 We should bear in mind that intellectuals who loose their way always start by despising the people20 Last year I went to vote in the elections at the sports club I belong to found crowds of club members who had come on their day off to stand in long lines to elect new board members.21 Most of these parties are paper puppets on strings held by the regime22 It seems that the Brotherhood is destined never to learn from its mistakes.23 Imagine God forbid, what would have happened if someone less wise than president Mubarak were ruling Egypt It would have been a disaster Mustafa ElFekky24 Religiosity so prevalent today is superficial and without substance25 Mubarak regime continues to support Wahabism in order to benefit from the political submissiveness it installs in people s minds 26 What happened in central Cairo shows that the great collapse has already begun27 we all have a duty to act to save our country from the bleak future that looms on the horizon28 Before we urge young men not to harass women, we first have to teach them how to respect women.29 Islam never required women to cover their faces Otherwise, if we could not see any part of women s face in the first place , why would God tell us to avert our eyes30 Before Wahabi ideas started spreading we were less interested in the externals of religionreligious in thesense ,just,honesttolerant.31 Even the prosecutor general, after questioning Aryan Youssef on a charge of throwing a bomb at the prime minister s motorcade, stood up to his desk, shook Aryan s hand embraced him, saying May God protect you my child You are a patriot who loves Egypt 32 Every time they have been tested, Egyptians have passed the test with distinction, but afterward they go back to the substitute s bench33 The Three no s Theory , no job , no marriage , no future.34 He told me how he asked the only girl he ever loved to forget him because he could not marry her or have her wait for him 35 Recent Gallup survey found that Egyptians are the most devout people on the face of the earth.36 Goytisolo turned down a prize worth 150,000 because it was incompatible with his moral coscience 37 Because I can no longer withstand being a women on display38 In the end, the proposal was defeated copts won one of the greatest battles in modern history by refusing to accept a sectarian privileges under any guise 39 The Egyptian regime that has failed to protect Copts is the same regime the Coptic Church supports with all its strength.40 The consequences of courage are never worse than the consequences of fear.41 In fact they believed , just like the peasant in the story, that they could coexist with the regime, bow down before the oppressor , and then set up their own small safe world for themselves their children.42 then the regime s iron grip will be broken meet the fate it deserves.43 Gaber Asfour did not feel the slightest embarrassment in taking a prize that a major international writer had rejected in solidarity with the Libyan people against the despotic Gaddafi regimeBest Articles 1 The only way to evict Mr Batista2 A surprise dinner with an important person3 Does rigging elections count as a Major sin4 Egypt sits on the Substitute s Bench5 Nora and the National squad6 Egypt awakened7 Does subservience protect us from injustice8 A discussion with a state security officerReferences mentioned advised to read1 Chameleon by checkov 2 Farah Bahlavei 3 4 the phenomenon of new proselytizers 5.memoir of aryan youssef 6 Tartuffe, Moliere 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Albert Camus19 SartreJP20 Bertrand Russell21 Gabriel Garc a M rquez22 saramago23.Pablo Neruda24.dostoyevski25 GOYTISOLO JUAN26 Wael abbas s blog

  7. Wes Pue Wes Pue says:

    Well written series of journalistic essays Somewhat repetitive but very interesting It is a brave book Critique of how extremist views have tainted Islam in Egypt leading some to assert 1 Islam allows only one form, one worldview 2 people who don t agree are enemies 3 virtue involves about advertising your religious superiority4 religion is about belief, not conduct5 creating a just society is of no importance The whole is propagated by televangelists for Wahhabi fundamentalism.

  8. Ashlee Ashlee says:

    Very repetitive but did have some interesting anecdotal stories from his own personal experiences and those of other Egyptians Was to be expected that it would be repetitive since it was a compilation of articles he had published in newspapers Articles were also chronologically out of order unfortunately As always, democracy is the solution according to Alaa Al Aswany.

  9. Ryan Ryan says:

    Solid collection of newspaper articles published by Aswany in Arab newspapers over the last 5 years or so, focusing on the corruption, inequality, police brutality, suppression of political discourse, lack of ministerial accountability to anyone other than the president, and cronyism of the Mubarak regim He also goes off on some of the blatant contradictions of certain devout Muslims within the administration who follow strict religious tenets but don t seem to apply general moral values in the Solid collection of newspaper articles published by Aswany in Arab newspapers over the last 5 years or so, focusing on the corruption, inequality, police brutality, suppression of political discourse, lack of ministerial accountability to anyone other than the president, and cronyism of the Mubarak regim He also goes off on some of the blatant contradictions of certain devout Muslims within the administration who follow strict religious tenets but don t seem to apply general moral values in their lives when abusing political dissidents and protestors I read this while in Egypt to give me a better understanding of the current political situation, and it certainly served its purpose However, by halfway through the book, I had well picked up on the repetitive pattern of the 4 page articles that all had a similar conclusion This book makes a clear argument against autocracy and its particular manifestation in Mubarak s Egypt, and it supports the case for democracy But read a small random sampling of the 200 pages, and you can arrive at the main points pretty quickly

  10. Justin Ng Justin Ng says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here The author most known for his book The Yacoubian Building writes about the failings of the Egypt Government during the Arab Spring 2011 He provides an in depth analysis of the rising social and political unrest contributed by various factors, such as the ill treatment of women, corruption, which leads to the fall of the Murabak Government The writer also gives ample elaboration on each factor and consistently prompts the reader to reflect at the end of each chapter with the sentence Democra The author most known for his book The Yacoubian Building writes about the failings of the Egypt Government during the Arab Spring 2011 He provides an in depth analysis of the rising social and political unrest contributed by various factors, such as the ill treatment of women, corruption, which leads to the fall of the Murabak Government The writer also gives ample elaboration on each factor and consistently prompts the reader to reflect at the end of each chapter with the sentence Democracy is the solution This book is suitable for those who want to knowabout the problems Egypt face in term of the economic, political and social aspects The writer approaches the topic using an argumentative style of writing to convince readers that change is needed for there to be improvements in Egypt as a whole

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