Reuters photo By Ahmed Tharwat Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is coming to visit the US in the first week of April. No, this is not an April Fool’s but it is the meeting of fools. The visit is the first official state visit for the Egyptian general at the invitation of President Trump.
By Ahmed Tharwat The sportswear giant Nike has finally realized that the Hijab is not a symbol of oppression after all, but again, only if it is their design or has its logo.
Emmanuel Dunand/AFP By Ahmed Tharwat Donald Trump our new Czar, the political ISIS of American politics, the one who beheaded more than a dozen career politicians on national TV during GOP debates. In his crusade against Muslims and Islam, the leader of the civilized world, replacing the leader of the free world, called for […]
AFP photo By Ahmed Tharwat General el-Sisi, in one of his bizarre revelations, told the Egyptian people that he is blessed by a divine wisdom. Everyone laughed, social media exploding with jokes and satirical postings, but apparently, Donald Trump isn’t laughing. He agrees with what General el-Sisi says and does!
Mohamed Taher/Ahmed Fathy By Ahmed Tharwat The young ballerina Nour Yasser went on a dancing spree across Cairo’s old streets. “She captivates city dwellers and passers-by, drawn to a scene unusual in Egypt’s conservative urban life,” reported the Cairo Scene. “Our project aim was to explore the beauty and diversity of Cairo,” photographers Mohamed […]
Tuck Magazine had a record breaking 2016, publishing an increased number of articles as each month progressed, easily surpassing the achievements of the year before.
Amr Nabil/AP By Ahmed Tharwat “A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.” Charles Spurgeon
Alessandro Garofalo/Reuters By Ahmed Tharwat Now it is real folks, it is written, the Donald will be our next and 45th President. The joke is now on us however, and he is the only one laughing.
Saul Loeb/Reuters By Ahmed Tharwat As millions of Americans who geared up to watch the second debate/match between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, we were all eager to see how Donald Trump would perform after his lewd conversation about women.
Lucy Nicholson/Reuters By Ahmed Tharwat The contrasting images of the fully clothed Egyptian women’s beach volleyball team playing the scantily clad German team was at the forefront of the media’s coverage as well as the internet during the Rio 2016 Olympics.
By Ahmed Tharwat I took up golfing right after I realized that as a Muslim I wanted to be assimilated, besides I couldn’t play soccer anymore, couldn’t run, so I took walking as a sport.
By Ahmed Tharwat The Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump should be careful what he wishes for. Vitriolic Trump claimed that Muslims in America don’t just assimilate enough, almost none he claimed. “Assimilation has been very hard. It’s almost, I won’t say nonexistent, but it gets to be pretty close. And I’m talking about second and […]
Marko Djurica/Reuters By Ahmed Tharwat The Muslim holy month of Ramadan will begin next week on June 6th. This day-fasting month is observed by millions of Muslims around the world, unless you are in China, where anti-fasting cops resort to force-feeding observing Muslims.
By Ahmed Tharwat On this Memorial Day, I would like to dedicate a tribute to my Dad. My Dad passed away years ago. The west has seen enough bad Muslims, time to meet my dad.
Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters By Ahmed Tharwat Mark Twain once said, “When one has tasted watermelon he knows what the angels eat.” And most likely that angel was an Egyptian.
By Ahmed Tharwat The Coptic Grave On a hot summer afternoon, standing alongside a few hundred Muslims at the Garden of Eden Islamic Cemetery located in a remote corner of a Christian cemetery in Burnsville, Minnesota, mourning the death of one of our friends, the reverences and respect were not given just by Muslims, […]
By Ahmed Tharwat For the last three weeks, the Twin Cities have seen one of the largest film festivals in the country, the 35th MSPIFF Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival showcasing more than 200 new films from around the world.
By Ahmed Tharwat “Our flight MS181 is officially hijacked. We’ll publish an official statement now.” Egypt Air posted this tweet, which was the beginning of the most bizarre hijacking incident in aviation history; the twisted love lust hijacking saga of a 59 year-old Egyptian, Seif Eldin Mustafa which captured the world’s attention for six hours.
By Ahmed Tharwat In December 2015, Donald Trump called for the “total and complete shutdown” of US borders to Muslims following a shooting in San Bernardino, California. As if banning Muslims wasn’t enough, the tragic terrorist attack on Brussels last Tuesday stemmed a tragic reaction from Donald too.
By Ahmed Tharwat On a cold Sunday afternoon, I went to see the long awaited Webber/Rice musical; Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Ordway Theater in St. Paul. The weather just broke all time records in Minnesota history, dumping a webbing two feet of snow on the Twin Cities, clocking everything outside with […]
By Ahmed Tharwat Cairo’s Tahrir Square is the global symbol of the January 25th Revolution, where millions of Egyptians, including women, went to demand the toppling of the regime. Lately, Tahrir Square has witnessed the courting of the Egyptian population by General Al Sisi and his propaganda machine as well as a “Million Woman March” […]
By Ahmed Tharwat “The control of information is something the elite always do, particularly in a despotic form of government. Information, knowledge, is power. If you can control information, you can control people,” explained American writer Tom Clancy.
By Ahmed Tharwat Last week two events took place in Egypt that shed some light on the paranoid fascist system that is running the country right now.
By Ahmed Tharwat In his book “Presidential Leadership and the Creation of the America Era,” Joseph Nye of Harvard University divided American presidents into two groups.
By Ahmed Tharwat Last Sunday, more than 180 million Americans congregated in living rooms, bars and restaurants to eat, drink and watch the Super Bowl 50 championship game between Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers.
By Ahmed Tharwat “You should wear a condom on every conceivable occasion” goes the saying, with one exception, never during the Egyptian National Police Day, a day that was overshadowed five years ago by the January 25th Revolution….. For the recent Police Day, the hype reached a new hysterical and bizarre level considering all the atrocities […]
By Ahmed Tharwat This coming Monday will mark the 5th anniversary of the Egyptian revolution that a few days earlier sparked Tunisia. This was the first time in history, where millions of Egyptians marched into the street to claim their country back, and no public place has captured and symbolized this revolution like Tahrir Square.