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Stop sarcasm about Niqab, start dialog

Stop sarcasm about Niqab, start dialog

You might be aware that the UK is puzzled as to how it should react, forbid or authorize the Niqab. I, myself, am not sure wether the Niqab is only a matter of faith, and I do believe that many women, especially in the UK, wear it by choice. It is a significant choice, an eloquent choice. What is it saying? What is it calling for ? — if ever you agree to consider that it might be calling for something. This video calls for sarcasms to stop and for dialog to start, apparently there is a lot to be said, especially when you hear Mrs Al Shaikh, a Nigabi interviewed by the Herald Tribune, saying:
“For me it not just a piece of clothing, it is an act of faith and solidarity”. Another anonymous woman said : “It is a frontal expression of Islamic Identity, which I have embraced since Sept.11 2001, as a form of rebellion against the policies in Iraq and at home”.

Ahmad Sherif

المرأة حرة : و ماله /Free Women: So What ?

المرأة حرة : و ماله /Free Women: So What ?

This 3rd Cell Phone video addresses women’s rights issues: freedom of faith, way of life, dress.. Muslim? Great. Christian? Perfect. Jewish? Shalom. Veil? Why not. Niqab (1) ? Be my guest. No Niqab? Your choice. Atheist? Whatever. You’re ready to die for God? It’s your life. You would die for Adel Emam? Who wouldn’t…

Ahmad Sherif / Ahmadsherif

Speech : so what ?/التعبير : و ماله ؟

Speech : so what ?/التعبير : و ماله ؟

Translation for non Arabic speaking viewers of our second Freedom Cell Phone Movies :

Cell Phone Movies Presents

Title : Speech: so what

Voice over

President Mubarak is a great man
President Mubarak is a first class ruthless dictator
An Islamic government is our only hope
A religious government may seriously damage your freedom
A woman is to cover her body, listen to her husband and stop acting like a whore
A woman is a man’s equal, she may do whatever she likes
Punch line : Freedom of opinion requires no second opinion

End : Egypt, speak up

الحب : وماله ؟ / Love : so what ?

الحب : وماله ؟ / Love : so what ?

This spot is the first of a collection of cell phone movies designed to be exchanged… on cell phones.

عماد الكبير رضا فتحي اسلام نبيه مبارك العدلي

Emad el Kabeer actor of the year/Islam Nabih Reda Fathi Mubarak

No, the Torture video of Emad Kabeer was not an enactment or a forgery:

Background:Emad Kabeer is a young Egyptian bus driver who had been arrested for no reasonable charges, then tortured and raped by Egyptian police.

A few months ago a video was released on the Internet by blogger Wael Abbas, showing the entire scene in its unbearable crudity.

This video (1) made it possible to identify and arrest two of the torturers: Islam Nabih and Reda Fathi.

On trial day (very first days of March 2007), accusations against both torturers were rejected almost in full, and the video in question was considered as a forgery, an enactment.

If this was an enactment… then Emad Kabeer does definitely deserve an Oscar for “Best Actor of the Year 2007”. This is what we attempted to do in this satirical video. We also wished to congratulate the directors, Islam Nabih, Reda Fathi, and their producers and sponsors, President Mubarak and Mr Habib el Adly, Minister of Interior.

Ahmad Sherif

(1) Available on Wael Abbas’s Youtube Channel, under the title: “التعذيب في المعتقلات المصرية”. Be warned: highly explicit.


Besides Islam Nabih and Emad Kabeer,
both featured in this video,
featured in this video are connected
or related ***IN ANY WAY***
to the torture events described above.

© Copyright Notice: Many thanks to all those, artists, comedians, film directors, producers, Youtube managers, who will agree to leave this video as an expression of Freedom and Fair Use.


Egyptian Freedom Song – Ya Horreya / ياحرية

A freedom song.

حكومة التعذيب

Egyptian Postcard 3-Brutality in Egypt/حكومة التعزيب

These images have gone around the World. Those on the left and those on the right. Send a postcard to President Mubarak next time you visit the Pyramids.