" Thou comest to me with a sword and a spear and a shield, but I come to thee in the name of the L-rd of Hosts, the G-d of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast humiliated..." (I Samuel, 17:45-47)

Monday, September 8, 2008

Of Boulders and Flat Egyptians Part II

Update on the Cairo "boulderama'. The death toll is up to at least 31. Don't worry about me, though, I'm going to sleep like a baby. Lest I be accused of being unduly callous, I remind the reader that Egypt is one of the most anti-Semitic countries in the world despite the so called "peace treaty" with Israel, which is an absolute sham. To get a sense of how pervasive the anti-Semitism is, I have included the following excerpt of an interview that aired on Egyptian TV on 7/11/08, with members of the Egyptian Unique Moustache Association. I found the excerpt on MEMRI's website which is listed in my links section. MEMRI translates what is really being said and written in the Arab media.)

Members of the Egyptian Unique Moustache Association: We Respect the Moustache of Hitler Because He Humiliated the World's Most Despicable Sect.

Interviewer: "I'm sure many people have pressured you to shave off your moustache, saying, 'What is this? Enough of that.'"

Association head Fathi Ahmad Mahmoud "Moustache": "My personality forces people to treat me with respect."

Interviewer: "Didn't your friends, relatives, your wife, or your children say 'Enough is enough?'"

Fathi Ahmad Mahmoud "Moustache": "They are all proud of me. My youngest boy, Nader, calls himself 'Nader Moustache.' Get it? All his friends call him 'Nader Moustache.'"


Interviewer: "Do you respect all types of moustaches - regardless of their size, length, or width?"

Allam Muhammad Abdel Al-Halim: "Of course."

Interviewer: "Even Hitler's moustache?"

Captain Sayyed Shahada: "By the way, I respect the moustache of this Hitler, because he humiliated the most despicable sect in the world. He subdued the people who subdued the whole world - him with his '11' moustache. By the way, that kind of moustache is called '11.' The generation of this Hitler... When I was little, my father, may he rest in peace, grew that kind of moustache, and so did all his classmates. They all had this '11' moustache. That was in the days of Hitler... My father... "

Interviewer: "That was the fashion back then."

Captain Sayyed Shahada: "Exactly. I should know - my father was a barber."


Fathi Ahmad Mahmoud "Moustache": "We have different styles. One style is 'the Douglas.' Then there's 'the Pretzel,' which is rolled like this... The 'Two Swords' style stands up like that... The 'Mafroud' is flat like a ruler. Another style is the 'Carter,' which comes out from here and is very wide."

Interviewer: "What is it called?"

Fathi Ahmad Mahmoud "Moustache": "The 'Carter.' We have two special hair designers, Muhammad Salomon and Yasser Imam. They are the association's designers. They designed all these styles." [...]

Fathi Ahmad Mahmoud "Moustache": "In the days of King Farouq, anybody who grew a moustache would get a raise."

Interviewer: "Really?"

Fathi Ahmad Mahmoud "Moustache": "Yes, they would get a raise."

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