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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

Friday, February 17, 2006

Breaking News: Egyptian Ambassador to Denmark replaced!

The Sandmonkey sources in Denmark (Thanks Klaus) has just reported that the Egyptian Ambassador to Denamrk "Mona Omar Attia" has just been replaced and she was sent to South Africa instead. This may seem weird to you, but given that the egyptian government has been signaling that it wants this cartoon conflict to end, it makes perfect sense to remove this woman from her post. Why? Well, she kind of helped instigate the whole thing. She reportedly that the Danish Prime Minister's response to the cartoon outrage has been inadequate, and that the country should do more to 'appease the whole Muslim world', and then said that she will urge diplomatic protests against the Scandinavian country to continue even after meeting the PM again. But that's not all she did, the way Gateway Pundit puts it: October 31, 2005: This seems strange... After the pictures were already published in Egypt with no riots or Danish flag burning, Mona Attia threatens the Danish Government on December 22, 2005:

International Muslim organisations are to take over the discussion about whether a Danish newspaper was in its rights to print caricatures of the prophet Muhammad. After Rasmussen also refused to meet with the ambassadors, Egyptian Ambassador Mona Omar Attia said in a Danish news broadcast on Tuesday (12-20) that the group planned to meet to discuss contacting other parliamentary leaders, some of whom had urged the PM to hear the ambassador's complaints. After meeting at the Saudi Arabian Embassy on Wednesday, however, the group said they had decided to let international Muslim groups take over the cause, allowing groups such as the Organisation of the Islamic Conference to try to influence the prime minister. The conference represents 56 member states and has already sent a letter of protest to the government. 'It's out of our hands,' said Attia after the meeting. 'Now it is moving up to the international level. Therefore, we will not try to contact Denmark's political leaders. 'One could imagine that the Arab League will weigh in soon,' she said.
[...] January 4, 2006 After news that the government would translate the prime ministers New Year's address into Arabic and urged the Danish people to practice their right to freedom of speech without inciting hatred against Muslims or other minorities:
"It's a positive step toward a dialogue, and I hope that my own and other Arabic governments will see it as a positive signal," Attia told daily newspaper Politiken.
February 3, 2006 Egyptian Ambassador to Denmark Mona Omar Attia is back in the news:
Egypt's ambassador in Copenhagen, Mona Omar Attia, highlighted the stalemate in comments after she heard Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen say his government could not apologize for anything that Danish newspapers had printed. "This means that the whole story will continue and that we are back to square one again. The government of Denmark has to do something to appease the Muslim world," she said.
And that's not all: if you want to know her connection to Imam Abu Laban- he who lied to instigate the whole crisis- you have to read the rest of the Gateway Pundit's post here. I am guessing that it was starting to look very bad for her, with all the shit she has done, especially after it became known in Denmark that the cartoons were printed in Egypt back in October, huh? Guess the chickens are coming home to roost.


At 2/17/2006 11:19:00 AM, Blogger elengil said...

Guess the chickens are coming home to roost.

With the bird flu.

At 2/17/2006 11:29:00 AM, Anonymous Marianne said...

It is actually old news.
It has been known i Denmark for months that she was mowing on to South Africa.

At 2/17/2006 11:39:00 AM, Blogger The Sandmonkey said...


but you gotta admit, the timing is impeccable! ;)

At 2/17/2006 11:43:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damn, she looks like an Egyptian form of the dangerous and ugly primate species family "Cercopithecidae", Genus "Papio". You can tell by the brightly colored "ischial callosities" shown in the photograph. She has a more well known and even uglier cousin of the American variety is known under the common name as Tammyus Fayeus Bakerus.

Just in case you are curious, I am saying that she looks like a Baboons Ass.

At 2/17/2006 11:44:00 AM, Anonymous CD said...

The main wrongdoing on her part was that she spread the information that islam is not a recognised religion in Denmark. This is not correct. And this wrong information has angered the Danish government. The poor lady has been caught in the crossfire of Egyptian going along in the conflict and mounting American anger at what is going on. - A sacrificial victim so to speak.

At 2/17/2006 12:27:00 PM, Anonymous Marianne said...

Sandmonkey -

No doubt about that, and it was made public after all the mess with the disappointed ambassadeurs.

Among Danes it was taken as a sign that Egypt tried to avoid any further problems.

What the real reasons were; I can only guess.

At 2/17/2006 12:30:00 PM, Blogger The Sandmonkey said...

behalf of all monkeys I demand your apology for your insult to Baboob asses everywhere. They are not, I repeat, *Not* THAT UGLY!

At 2/17/2006 12:32:00 PM, Blogger The Sandmonkey said...


I can't spell!


At 2/17/2006 12:35:00 PM, Anonymous jokerman said...

Good Riddance!
I didnt know she was that ugly! why did they post her there then if it wasnt for personality grades?? & Lets hope she doesnt screw up things more in South Africa.

At 2/17/2006 12:38:00 PM, Blogger Khalaf said...

SM: After showing that she is a bad diplomat, why would the Egyptian government give her a new job? Don't they care about their relationships with South Africa?

At 2/17/2006 12:49:00 PM, Blogger jelsted said...

I actually think she is Mr. Shaboola in disguise. She really did some stupid thing here in Copenhagen, especially a few weeks ago, when she urged the Danish government to place restrictions on the media. Must have been very embarrassing when the cartoons showed up in Al Fagr, which had printed them back in October 2005. It’s sad to hear that she is going to South Africa, she must really be loved by someone with influence.

I vote that the Sandmonkey or Big Pharaoh should replace her. Lets have a Pro-Cow Ambassador

At 2/17/2006 12:57:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sandmonkey, isn't this anyway a kind of promotion actually? I'd think Pretoria enjoys a higher status in the Egyptian foreign service than Copenhagen - it's bigger, it's one of the leading countries in your own continent and so on.

So, she's not really sent somewhere to rot with nothing to do. A good historical example of that is the former Soviet foreign minister Molotov who fell out of favour after World War II and ended up the Soviet ambassador to Mongolia. Good for him, I guess, as Mongolia was then practically the 16th Soviet republic and he probably could reign as he wanted but not in a post of diplomatic prestige.

At 2/17/2006 01:07:00 PM, Blogger marin_explorer said...

...known under the common name as Tammyus Fayeus Bakerus.

Anon 11:43
LOL...I have to admit, the resemblance is uncanny. (Only click link if you dare)

Regarding the promotion/demotion discussion, does Egypt consume more Danish exports--or S. Africa's?

At 2/17/2006 01:16:00 PM, Anonymous Mohamed said...

Don't want to make fun of anyone's looks, but this woman's looks also come mass produced and prepackaged in egypt to fill certain niches, women in parliament, history and geography teachers, higher ups in public sector companies, wifes of nouveaux riche contractors and a lot more. They also come with uncovered hair like her excellency or with a helmet shaped thingy installed on their heads(seriously, not exactly a head scarf, just a helmet shaped thingyu, I don't know what to call it, but it's exclusively egyptian).

At 2/17/2006 01:25:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


"I vote that the Sandmonkey or Big Pharaoh should replace her. Lets have a Pro-Cow Ambassador"

Sorry jelsted. The US has a movement a foot to draft Sandmonkey for president in 2008.
So you'll have to replace her with Big Pharoah.

At 2/17/2006 02:56:00 PM, Blogger The_Basseteer said...

I dunno..looks like she and Helen Thomas are twins seperated at birth

At 2/17/2006 03:08:00 PM, Anonymous Mohamed said...

Basseteer, first of all Helen Thomas is at least 30 years older and looks nothing like her, seems to me that you've just got something against Helen Thomas because of her integrity.

At 2/17/2006 03:40:00 PM, Anonymous Angie said...



You do know...without my having to tell you, that you're absolutely hilarious.

At 2/17/2006 04:04:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...The government of Denmark has to do something to appease the Muslim world," she said." by the Egyptian Ambassador

Bull crap, bull crap! The Muslim world can go appease themselves - I'm sick of the whole damn business. I say it is time to draw a line in the sand and stick by it.


At 2/17/2006 04:34:00 PM, Anonymous Lars said...

She went to Denmark - a small, wealthy, and stable democazy. With a bit of manipulation and lies she managed to start deadly riots in several countries.

Now she is being send to a country with a resent history of racial hate, violence, and poverty.

Am I the only one getting scared?

At 2/17/2006 05:18:00 PM, Anonymous Mohamed said...

Angie, serious or sarcastic? If serious, I'm flattered, coming from a rolling stone's song, if sarcastic, no problem, I don't like the stones anyway, I'll find an Eric clapton song to be serious, any Laylas out there?

At 2/18/2006 03:14:00 AM, Anonymous Mike said...

I seems very odd, that an ambassador in Denmark doesn't know the basic principles of democracy. Why should the danish government do anything to "appease" the muslim world, when it's an independent and private newspaper running the story?

If the muslim world isn't pleased with the story - well don't buy the paper!

And mind their own damn business!

At 2/18/2006 03:15:00 AM, Anonymous Mike said...

... Angie and Mohamed!

Get a room!

At 2/18/2006 04:55:00 AM, Anonymous Sabry Gohara said...

This is the price Egypt is paying for excluding well qualified persons from their ambassadorial appointments in favor of those who have connections or show "Islamic zeal."

She is the product of the screwed up Egyptian education system who failed to benefit from living in the civilized world as a diplomat.
She will be actually promoted to her new position in Pretoria. This how the failed Egyptian government deals with its failed officials. They are usually promoted.

I wander, was she the ambassador for Egypt or the Islamic Conference?

At 2/18/2006 05:25:00 AM, Anonymous Jokerman said...

this is the Catastrophe, was she acting out of religious stupidity or out of orders from the foreign ministry??
I noticed how the foreign minsuter abou el gheit warned of a clash of civilization over the cartoons when almost everyone was dismissing the notion of Huntingtons theory, so its strange he should use it now in such a way, is all this a ploy to scare the western countries? i wouldnt put it past them.

At 2/18/2006 06:20:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That woman is a walking advertisement for the abaya. Somebody needs to have a serious talk with her about her makeup.


At 2/18/2006 06:54:00 AM, Anonymous Angie said...


No seriously, I had a laugh at your description of your Eygptian office workers, this one about the grooming habits of Eyptian VIPs is just as funny. Keep up the good work.

Pay no attention to Mike, he's obviously never plotted the logistics of "getting a room" with a 7000 mile distance between us...even if that had ever been our intention.

At 2/18/2006 08:05:00 AM, Blogger Kirle said...

No wonder Egypt want her abroad - just think of the damage she could in Egypt... Scary chick!

they are better of sending her far away to like Denmark or South Africa ...

By the way S.Africa may have a violent history but they sure handled the unification of blacks and white after apartheid brilliantly!!!

So S.Africa may stand a chance againt Mona...

A little filogical pun; wonder what Mona means in italian?? Yes... Female genitals... Coincidence? I think not :)

I like this page! you go Sandmonkey!

At 2/18/2006 08:57:00 AM, Blogger Blogspat said...

There are chat-rooms...

At 2/18/2006 09:08:00 AM, Anonymous Angie said...

Unless I miss my guess, and I don't think I am, that's not the type of room Mike was suggesting.

At 2/18/2006 09:31:00 PM, Anonymous Mohamed said...

Thanks Angie, I'm really flattered,
and actually as frustrating as they were
I have to be fair to my coworkers though, and say that they're mostly kind and nice people with minimal malice in their hearts, and that they'd go out of their way to help, yet as I've said they're made of the stuff that sinks ships, to get a better picture of Egypt I recommend Ursula Lindsey's columns from cairo called arabesque, here's the link,
Regarding the 7000 miles, well if you live within 30 miles of San Francisco then I think we're ok, not to suggest anything by the way :).

At 2/19/2006 07:21:00 AM, Anonymous Angie said...


I would love to add you to my e-mail friends if you don't mind. I love the posts you make that give a real view of Eygpt and your culture in general, if you don't mind me asking a bunch of boring questions. All you have to do is tell me to shutup!

Do you have an e-mail address, and I'll drop you a message?

At 2/19/2006 07:24:00 AM, Anonymous Angie said...


Oh, and no, I don't live near California, but I would still welcome you warmly as an internet friend if you have time...

At 2/19/2006 01:04:00 PM, Anonymous Mohamed said...

Angie and only Angie,

At 2/21/2006 07:52:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

let's hope the South African welcome her with open arms and blazing guns - hopefully she gets hijacked/mugged/shot etc.... what a shit stirrer

At 2/21/2006 08:37:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why do Middle Eastern women wear so much eye make-up? I've wondered that for years...it's so unflattering. Maybe a behavior carried over from wearing a veil with only your eyes poking out, trying to mek the most of them?

At 2/24/2006 02:22:00 PM, Anonymous lars from denmark said...

How can Mona survive South Africa, South AFricans have the same humour as Danes.

The south Africans have daylicartoon that makes fun of the dayli issues but also makes fun of blacks abd white people both sides, so how can she survive it. I have already told my south african friend not to joke from June 06 when Mona arrrives to South Africa


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