“No more beards” raises eyebrows

The supreme leader of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood has been arrested over the killing of eight protesters during the uprising which toppled President Mohamed Morsi, security officials revealed today. Mohammed Badie was detained late last night in the Mediterranean coastal city of Marsa Matrouh, near the Libyan border, where he has been staying in a villa owned by a businessman with Brotherhood links. The favourite chant from the crowds is “no more beards” referring to the Muslim Brotherhood. As seen in the old westerns, good guys always wore white, and the bad guys wore black; In Egypt it would appear that the good guys are clean shaven, the bad guys sport a beard. ‘No more beards!’ Egypt celebrates arrest of Muslim Brotherhood leader as army hunts THREE HUNDRED followers of deposed president Morsi   Below. Good guys in ‘negative beard’ mode.article-2354953-1AA8885E000005DC-751_964x640 Over three hundred arrest warrants have been issued, each warrant applies to a bearded gentleman from the Brotherhood. Information gained through the freezing of assets, online bank accounts, and off shore accounts, will certainly raise some eyebrows these coming weeks. You smell that? Do you smell that? After shave, son! Nothing else in the world smells like that. I love the smell of after shave in the morning’. Yours Aye.

‘I’m So Ronery So ronery So ronery and sadry arone’

imagesPrime Minister Reccep Tayyip Erdogan, are you starting to feel a little lonely and isolated over there? Your mate Mohamed Morsi is! As are the Muslim Brotherhood now sat wondering how it all went so wrong. Tense Egypt awaits army statement “Mr Morsi’s opponents say he and the Muslim Brotherhood are pushing an Islamist agenda onto Egypt, and that he should stand down”.images-1  Mohamed mate, don’t sit feeling ronery lonely and sorry for your self, give your old friend a call, after all, thats what friends are forBreaking News Egypt’s Morsi Defiant As Army deadline has passed.

Yours Aye. 

Mohamed Morsy Listens to Morrisey

Mohamed Morsy?

A challenge to folks attempting to write Arabic names in English is the use of the right vowel. Take Mohamed Morsi. His last name is spelled Morsi in Time Magazine, while one of my close personal friends* spells it Mohamed Morsy on her blog.

Her spelling always brings to mind the angst-riden singer Morissey. Whose music I never quite “got.” Too dramatic and emotional and clingy. Nothing against the man, if that is what he really is.

* I don’t actually know Christiane Amanpour. We are not close personal friends. We are not even close, nor friends. Nor personal. Actually, I find her reporting brusque and clumsy, but that is a post for another day. Wow, poor Mo Morsi. He is the only one who comes out of this post smelling like roses. Not that he has ever smelled like roses. There I go again. Insulting celebrities. Carry on snarkly.