Sunday, December 30, 2007

Mubarak: 'Humar, 'Humar, Bas A'ish!

There is an expression in Egypt, "'Humar, 'Humar Bas A'ish." Which is translated as, "Donkey, Donkey, but let me live."

In Arabic culture, the donkey is a symbol of stupidity, blind obedience with no free will or dignity.

I think that this expression correctly describes the Pharaoh today and the shameful state to which he has reduced Egypt.

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