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April 4, 1990
It was good to read that the president of Egypt went to Libya in a show of solidarity to support Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi over the fire in the chemical (I use this term loosely) plant in Rabata (Part A, March 25). The solidarity was of course against all nations (including the U.S.) that believe that Kadafi should not have the facilities to manufacture poison gas. (He already has enough plastic to blow up the Middle East.) This action by President Mubarak of Egypt brings to mind two thoughts: 1)
July 6, 2013
Re "Army ousts Morsi," July 4 It is unfortunate that the Egyptian people found it necessary to depose their new democratically elected government. However, the transition need not result in a denial of democracy. As stated in the Declaration of Independence, "Whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness.
January 18, 2013
Re "Morsi's hateful speech," Editorial, Jan. 16 Your editorial calling on Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi to apologize for describing Zionists as "descendants of apes and pigs" is only half right. We are all descendants of apes, more or less. Morsi is to be congratulated for embracing the theory of evolution at a time when so many of our own Christian leaders reject it. No apology is necessary there; it's the pigs that are the problem. Jon Wiener Los Angeles I am pleased that The Times and President Obama have condemned Morsi's bigoted comments.
August 27, 2013 |
SHARM EL SHEIK, Egypt -- The deadly protests and political turbulence that have swept Egypt in recent months are keeping Western tourists away from the resorts, beaches and famous scuba diving waters across the southern Sinai Peninsula. "This summer is by far the worst I have seen,” said Mohamed Ismail Abdullah, who has worked as a tour guide here for 14 years. “Hotel occupancy at this time of the year usually ranges between 70% to 80%. Now we have no more than 50%, and that's only because of the Eid holidays [this month]
October 16, 2013 |
CAIRO -- Americans are not at all popular in Egypt these days. And now, perhaps the only one who was has suffered a spectacular fall from grace. Bob Bradley, the American head coach of Egypt's national soccer team, the Pharaohs, was drubbed in Egyptian media after the team suffered a crushing defeat in a World Cup qualifying match, losing 6-1 to Ghana. In a withering commentary in Wednesday editions of the Shorouk newspaper, widely read sports columnist Ayman Badrah described Bradley's performance as unfocused, inflexible and “confused.” Tuesday's away match in Ghana was avidly followed by soccer-mad Egyptians, who clustered around TVs in cafes and living rooms on the first day of this week's Eid al-Adha holiday.
April 19, 2012
MUSIC Seun Kuti and his band Egypt 80 throw down hypnotizing Afro-beat laced with North African jazz and a jubilance befitting his familial legacy. Alternating between spry horns and call-and-response hollers, Kuti's long-form jams sport guitar licks were as dry as a desert crag; the band's overjoyed shouts are as welcome a long drink of water. Royce Hall, UCLA. 8 p.m. Fri. $20. uclalive.org.