What is going on in Egypt?
First the TV famous hostess Dr. Hala Sarhan, then the blogger Abdel Karim, and now Dr. Nawal Al Sadawi!
Hala Sarhan was attacked with law suits and charges for highlighting prostitutes life in Egypt. As if we can hide the son with the palm of our hands, dark forces in Egypt were hyped to attack this intellectual woman claiming that she has fabricated those episodes and resulted in worsen the image of the Egyptian women! I personally can’t comprehend how anyone with half human brain would believe that there is no prostitution in Egypt!
There are serious press charges on Hala Sarhan. News papers are attacking her, and claiming that she fleed Egypt to Dubai.
Abdel Karim, a blogger who cristisized the Egyptian Regime was sentenced for 4 years in prison because what he has written on his blog. The arab blogsphere went into rage for what they consider a precedence of attacking online freedom of speech. We all felt affected with what happened to Abdel Karim and realized that with this case, no one is safe, even online.
Now newspapers in Egypt are concentrating on Dr. Nawal Al Sadawi case. They claimed that she has fleed the country out of fear of facing charges pressed against her claiming her disgust for religions because she stated her mind that differs from many religious Muslim scholars.
This woman has spent her life fighting ignorance. Since her childhood she learnt to speak up. She managed to overcome the lies our underdeveloped societies tried to impose on us, and was able to expose them and make real changes in her society.
She grew up in a society where women were suffering under the domination of igorant men. She was puzzled of how women were able to reach this level of opression without making any attempts to fix things up. They tried to limit her, and convince her that being a woman means that you are weak, that you can’t stand up and claim your rights.
But being the rebelion person she is. She did not accept their words. She knew that she has a mind for herself. A mind that is no less than the mind of any other man. She knew that she has strength in her knowledge. She knew that she can fight darkness with light.
They have tried to kill her, jail her, shut her up in every possible means.
But she stood up lile a rock against all the dark forces. She fought for equality and freedom with a lot of passion because she knew that goodness always wins.
She saved the lives of many Egyptian women by breaking up and old Egyptian taboo of female circumcism. For years, she had to fight by herself to make people see the light. They eventually did in that department saving many women much pain that wasn’t necessary.
Nawal Al Saadawi is one of my top 3 idols along with Jesus and Ghandi. This woman should be treated sacredly because through the history of Egypt no one has come close interms of her fight for knowledge and humanity.
This woman is Royal.
I love Nawal AL Saadawi.
And will keep this banner at the top of my blog so that others who love her can copy it to their blogs as well.