Monday, February 28, 2011

Omar Sharif — Egyptian Resistance Fighter

Filed under: Art & Culture | Middle East | Movies — by Will Kirkland @ 5:03 pm
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Yep. Omar Sharif in a 1961 Egyptian movie was cast as having helped ignite the Second Egyptian Revolution, as it is sometimes called, in 1952.  We’ve been witnessing the Third these past weeks.  I won’t promise a direct object lesson from watching him, but as little as most of us know about Egypt, the people and politics, any small wedge may be helpful, and this is better than merely “small.”  A good, tension laced, claustrophobic, escape and endangerment film.

Go To:  There’s A Man in Our House — Egypt at All In One


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Words for Acts

It is impudent in the extreme for this man to go around Europe haranguing people on their duties to civilization when his own country presents one of the most lawless aspects of modern life the whole world affords.

Roger Casement
Irish Human Rights Champion

commenting on Teddy Roosevelt's 1910 Guildhall
speech telling Great Britain to either rule Egypt or get out.

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