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D B Shobrawy

I’m a 20 something Egyptian living in Chicago who has grown a reputation for my wiseASSness and satire embedded in my affection for Middle East causes.

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Latest posts by D B Shobrawy

6 December 2007

Protest From Egypts Civil Servants

Members of the Real Estate Tax Authority and thousands of Egypts tax collectors are gathered in Cairo this week to protest their wages and to demand a transfer of their...

29 November 2007

Egypt: The Annapolis Peace Conference

When the onset of the Annapolis Peace Conference first arose hopes were high and all were looking forward to meeting at the peace table. Since then complications and controversies have...

9 November 2007

Egypt: Nothing Moves People As Much As Religion

The late Naguib Mahfouz once said: "If you want to move people, you look for a point of sensitivity, and in Egypt nothing moves people as much as religion." It...

11 October 2007

Egypt: 80 Lashes = An Upside Down Country

What happens when you mix a desperate dictator, a corrupt religious leader, opposition voices and a vulnerable nation? A dysfunctional union between Hosni Mubarak, Al Azhar University and their anti-freedom...

28 September 2007

Egypt: Ramadan Musings

It's fair to say the month of Ramadan provides a unique experience for all parties involved, the fasting followed by excessive eating, the excessive eating followed by excessive partying and...

5 September 2007

Egypt: The Cairo Social Circus

After last week's "is Mubarak Dead Scare/Celebration" that swept the Egyptian blogosphere things have gone back to normal with the usual mélange of social issues, some of them a result...

31 August 2007

Egypt: Complaining for Change

Something I love about Egyptian blogs is our tendency to complain. Firstly because we're Egyptian and its our nature and secondly because we have so much to complain about. Among...

23 August 2007

Egypt: Blogging for Civil and Religious Freedoms

The struggle for personal freedoms is ongoing in Egypt and the nation's bloggers continue to demand the liberty of citizens. Whether it be religious freedom or freedom from the wrath...

16 August 2007

From Nasser to Mubarak and On, the State of Modern Egypt.

The face of Egypt has changed greatly after the revolution that brought independence from foreign occupiers. From the Egypt created by Nasser to the Egypt to be inherited by Gamal...

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