A Guide: How Not To Say Stupid Stuff About Egypt (via Sarthanapalos)

by Accidental Bear

Great read!

The past few days I have heard so many stupid things from friends, blogs, pundits, correspondents, politicians, experts, writers that I want to pull my hair.  So, I will not beat around the bush, I will be really blunt and give you a handy list to keep you from offending Egyptians, Arabs and the world when you discuss, blog or talk about Egypt.  Honestly, I would think most Progressives would know these things, but let's get to it. "I am so impre … Read More

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One Comment to “A Guide: How Not To Say Stupid Stuff About Egypt (via Sarthanapalos)”

  1. Fact: over 75% of Egyptian women have gone through Female Genital Mutilation. Source:
    http://www.unicef.org/egypt/media_4115.html

    Fact: Egyptian television is rife with racist, misogynistic, and anti-semetic programs. Sources:
    http://www.memritv.org/content/en/all_clips/0/0/0/63/0/index.htm
    http://www.memri.org/subject/en/229.htm

    Question: if these notions represent what the general public truly believes, won’t an Egyptian democracy transform them into laws? It is, after all, what the people want – and that’s what democracy is all about.

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