Analysis: Egypt suffers post-revolution blues
13-May-2011 (6 comments)

Three months after the popular uprising that forced President Hosni Mubarak from power, the BBC's Jeremy Bowen returns to Cairo, where the heady days of revolution have given way to old tensions and fresh concerns.

The new headquarters building of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood is a magnificent, freshly painted office block, adorned with its symbol of the Koran flanked by two curved swords.

For anyone who visited the Brotherhood's pokey, shabby offices during the Mubarak days the place is a revelation.

The Brotherhood has a new swagger. Outside the building were shiny, expensive cars belonging to some of the businessmen who back the Brotherhood.

Inside, under golden chandeliers, sat elderly veterans of the Brotherhood's struggles on ornate sofas and armchairs, talking discreetly.

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I agree

by Paykar on

Lowering the standards to lowest common denominator is good for the bottom line, but....



by Truthseeker9 on

IC is the equivalent of "The Sun" tabloid newspaper in the UK. "The Guardian" it is not! So just get used to the language and material published here as Free Speech designed to appeal to the masses.



by Paykar on

I thnik the word Pedarshookhteh is an insult.  You do not impose your blogs,  admin does., I guess admin thinks highly of Natinal Inquirer.

Huffing and puffing, I care not for.

Hafez for Beginners

Whose "Blues"

by Hafez for Beginners on

Paykar: I read somewhere you enjoyed debating - omitting swear words would be the first rule.

Darius: I agree. Democracy is complicated, right? We can't only want it, if people swerve our way. Democracy means people can swerve any which way. But ultimately, supporting the want of a majority, yields a more sustainable existence, without going into the nuts and bolts politics of it.  

The BBC title was a little offensive - whose "Blues" the British or the Egyptians? Egypt is for the people of Egypt - and where they want to take it. If it makes the BBC "Blue", and then to go on and imply it's also "Blue" for the people of Egypt, is terribly disrespectful. 


Darius Kadivar

Paykar So ? Political Correctness is a substitute to Truth ?

by Darius Kadivar on

I maintain that Mubarak did not deserve to be toppled  and that Revolution is Not the solution to all regimes on mere grounds that they are not fully democratic. 


I don't impose my blogs on the Front Page for I am neither the Manager nor the Opinion maker on this website, nor draft the editorial Policies if any here.

I express my opinion which are mine and mine only. 

You have something against Freedom of Speech that is Your Problem Not Mine !

If you disagree with what I've said  Prove me Wrong but Don't dictate my Opinion for Frankly hiding behind a cowardly unidentifiable Avatar as a substitute to your ANONYMOUS Bold Stance you are Not qualified !


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Hagehtooneh Pedar Sookhtehah !

by Paykar on

I flagged this post. Just wanted to see what admin does about it; given this individual seem to have a number front page blogs/news allotted to him.