The reason I'm not posting at the same frequency as I used to initially, is that I have become upset, and hopeless about the future of Egypt! I surf the net, and find sickening comments all over the net by Egyptian/Arab commentators. I think the battle for a secular, liberal, and enlightened Egypt has already been lost for the foreseeable future.
An example can be found here . This is a site I ran into accidentally about the actress-turned-veiled-religious-woman (see photo), where she defends putting on the veil and so on. You would expect the comments to be welcoming by the islamists; but that's not the case!! Commentators are bashing her about the scarf she has on, and mocking it as not being a real veil. I am sure what these commentators have in mind is a Taliban-style, cover-all, veil.
whoever reads this post might comment that it is a trivial matter, and that they are entitled to their opinions and way of life. That's partly true, however, when someone like Sawiras voiced his views on the same subject, he got very dirty comments even to the extent that some of these commentators called on readers to boycott his companies, at the same time, a mentally deranged lawyer has sued another actress for taking her veil off, and asked for her to have the "Islamic" punishment of cutting her legs and arms for "spreading evil in earth".
My wife tells me how difficult it is for a non-veiled woman to deal with the "veiled" society nowadays. I don't what the future holds for Egypt!