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Rantings of a Sandmonkey

Be forewarned: The writer of this blog is an extremely cynical, snarky, pro-US, secular, libertarian, disgruntled sandmonkey. If this is your cup of tea, please enjoy your stay here. If not, please sod off

Sunday, January 08, 2006

This is what we are good at

Sadat's nephew and current MP wants Egypt to boycott Israel's mail in protest of a stamp he deems to be offesnive to Islam. Seriously.... The independent daily Nahdet Masr on Saturday carried a letter signed by Sadat and three other lawmakers urging the Egyptian government to file a request for Israel to withdraw the "infidel" stamp. In the mouthpiece of Sadat's Ahrar party, the MPs explained that the stamp depicted a muezzin calling for prayer from the top of his minaret like a pop star singing to a crowd. And we have no other pressing matters in Egypt than a Israeli stamp apparently. I love our politicians.


At 1/08/2006 01:31:00 PM, Blogger Crazy Girl said...

Seriously how did they even see the stamp.. You mean to tell the post office in Egypt actually delivers mail.. Right..

Glad to see Egypt back on track with all worrying about the important stuff. Also glad the post office is running well.

At 1/08/2006 02:18:00 PM, Anonymous mostafa said...

actually you can print any photo you like on a special barcoded US Postal service stamps.

I don't know if other countries do this. But this simply means that you can print satanic logos, massonic messages, arabic curse words or may be some anti-mubarak messages.

At 1/08/2006 02:48:00 PM, Blogger Bubah3000 said...

The craziest thing about this is that I'm sure the Israeli postal service issued the stamp to be inclusive of its Muslim citizens and residents. Just goes to show that when you're the cancer of the region, someone will find something offensive about everything you do.

At 1/08/2006 04:18:00 PM, Blogger Tomanbay said...

I agree with you all that we have some serious wackos among us (with higher concentration in the people's assembly, i'll give u that) but we should give it to those guys at FLAME for making the stupidics competition even more competitive. Link

At 1/09/2006 02:41:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually it's true:
There are plenty of links but here is one for starters

At 1/09/2006 01:04:00 PM, Anonymous Mohamed said...

TomanBay, the problem is that our wackos look and act like wackos, that you would be able to figure they're wackos before they even open their mouths, making discrediting them a child's play. But with Flame, man those guys are so clever, they present their propaganda as indisputable academic historical facts, dismissing any kind of palestinian history or rights, as just propaganda hyped myths, that if you didn't know better, you'd definitely fall completely for their ad. Also, I don't think that their choice of the Nation was random, I was so surprised to see it on last week's issue, but what bigger effect would they have, to place it in a right wing publication whose readers' already don't have much sympathy for the palestinians (that would be preaching to the choir), or place it on the most liberal and fair magazine in the US, thus winning new anti palestinian converts who'd definitely be on the palestians' side had they known better.


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