Please read that carefullyToday, I had the radio set on one of the local AM stations. I was fixing tea for myself at the kitchen, when I heard the Qur'an recited by the Sheikh Shayesha! It's been a long time since I heard his voice! It took me back to old memories of the family gathering when I was a kid. My parents used to go to my Grandma in Shoubra neighborhood. I remember all of us including my uncles, their wives and kids all waiting for the call for prayer to break the fast, while the radio is beaming his wonderful voice reading verses of Qur'an! I wasn't religious then, and I certainly am not now, however, there are some things that are woven into the Egyptian personality regardless of our religion or beliefs, like the images of the Pyramids, the Nile, the Zoo, Tahrir square, Um Kalthoum, and the Qur'an recited by Sheikh Shayesha. Egypt was a much tolerant place then, there were very few signs of religiousness in the streets, rarely you would see a veiled woman, and certainly never a woman with a Niqab, yet, people were more civilized and had a better value system. We never heard about collective sexual harassment such as the incidents that happened in Cairo two years ago. Listening to him brought back all these fine memories. I would give anything up to return to these days. مرسلة بواسطة Nah·det Masr في 06:52 م التسميات: Egypt, tolerance 1 التعليقات: An Advice يقول... hello Mr.Nahdet Masr I think you are living a state of psychological wrestling and inconsistency. And I believe that you are religious man indeed but you fear to confess.First it is your admir to Quraan which you warranted that to be as a reminder for good old days.And second because you ensured twice that you are not a religous man and then you added that "egypt was a much tolerant place then, there were very few signs of religiousness in the streets" which all indicate your fearness and scrupulosity.You have an inconclusive struggle in your mind between religion with its psychological constancy and civlization with its rise and progression which you belive that they can't meet in a single man heart.12 سبتمبر, 2008 +02:00 02:59:00 م
nice psychoanalysis! I was merely remembering my childhood and that Egypt in the seventies that we lost and will never get back!I'm definitely not religious, and I believe that much of the islamization of Egypt that has happened in the last decade or two, has destroyed it beyond repair, you're probably too young to know thatToday, my wife tells me about discrimination against her because she is not veiled, I lived in an Egypt where not a single woman in the street was veiled, yet, we didn't have sexual harassment orgies then!We were a more civilized people then! but now, we are good only at producing Izamists like that guy who produced the edict about drinking camel's urine as a medicine, or nursing colleagues, and, the biggest bunch of world class terrorists who uphold the most twisted interpretatin of religion you can imagine...
Hello againIm really impressed by the future that you have figured about Egypt!!!I agree with you there are many twisted interpretation of religions and i'v seen that by my own eyes,however i'm afraid that you are going too far with thatit is not so bad to be religious!!i know many people who are religious, civilized and positive in thier society. In your society it is not the religion behind your (i mean your country) low social and economical state!!there are many many causes:like poor levels of education, wasting of your national resources, your fribble government, oppression form national society and the most important neglection of the human potential energy which you have more than 72 million ones as i guess.Terrorism is not a coincedence, any human being exposed to such hazards and unfairness will externalize that by different ways and terrorism is one of them. Havn't you heard about Jean of Arc, William Wallas or Spartacus!!I hope that you can understand that.
Thanks for the discussion!Only commenting on your last paragraph:If your analysis is right about oppression, then why don't we see Vietnameese terrorists blowing up the twin towers after the US killed 2.5 millions from them?Why don't we see Chinese terrorists massacring Japenese people in revenge of the killing of 12 million Chinese by the Japenese?Why don't we see Africans who have been subjected to long time of oppression by colonial rule, rise as terrorists to kill innocents in the west whose ancestors opressed and enslaved them?Only our co-religionists are good at terrorism! the only online videos showing graphic killing of innocent people are produced by people from our own religion which we claim to be a religion of peace!You need to give it a little more thinking I guess!I really long for secular Egypt like the one we had until the 1970's
hello againi'v read your comments and i'd like to answer your inquires about terrorismlet's start with Africans in 1960s and 70s in the USA, the black americans (as indiveduals and parties) declared war and revolution against racial discimination and they commit differnt crimes and offences which obliged the USA government and congress to change and introduce laws and legislation which bring the black americans to the front of socity as we see them todayas regard to chinese they were in a war every moment with japan and they even invent new methods of armless fighting and slaughting as known today wrongly by KONGFO look these things are in the nature and instinct of the man kind every action has a reaction!! not take in account whether it is right or wrong all the examples you've mentioned had occured in the past and were resolved and hence you dont see their effect today.what i aim to explain to you that terrorism is universal and does not belong to a single culture.
will it, or will it never end?I'm talking about the mad fatwas!