It came in the effect: The effect of the Egyptian joke is that one fool received more than a hundred slaps on the back of his head, inadvertently, and did not notice. As for the intelligent person, who has the minimum level of acumen and feeling, he reacts to an innocent touch, not a slap. A slap on the back of the neck ignites wars, and a hundred “intruders and fools” are not enough for them, and they do not need anything less than a bastard, Salem, to restore the dignity that the slap has shattered. I say this on the occasion of a late, dull awakening for some after the “Al-Aqsa Flood,” October 7, 2023, and the subsequent genocide that the Zionist enemy makes no secret of carrying out, and preparing alternative plans whenever the Palestinian resistance in Gaza surprises it with qualitative heroics, derived from the right to life.
On November 19, 2023, Al-Ahram newspaper published an apology to Osama Al-Ghazali Harb, doctor, daily columnist, advisor to the Al-Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies, former member of the Shura Council, former president of the “Al-Siyasah International” magazine (1991-2011).
Al-Ghazali wrote that, “as one of the intellectuals of Egypt and the Arab world,” he apologized for his high opinion of the Israelis, and that he had been optimistic about peace since “the courageous peace initiative announced by President Sadat,” and the subsequent agreements between Yasser Arafat and Yitzhak Rabin, and that he had endured condemnations after his visit to Israel. And his adherence to his opinion, and his optimism in completing “the peace that restores the Palestinians’ stolen rights!” The exclamation mark confused me, what is he surprised by? Of peace? Who are the rights? Of the agreements that Israel is tampering with and considers them a never-ending “process”? The meaning is in the stomach of Al-Ghazali.
For some, culture remains a “prestige” or a profession, skills that require a multi-purpose job. Possessing knowledge is not always accompanied by a moral responsibility or a humanitarian stance.
I said to Al-Ghazali Harb:
In my book: “Revolution Now” (2012), I recorded the positions of many, before the ouster of Hosni Mubarak, and after the people overthrew his regime. I said; Osama Al-Ghazali Harb nominated himself as head of the Journalists Syndicate in 2005. He visited us in Al-Ahram Al-Massaie, and I frankly denounced his candidacy. He is a member of an entity headed by Gamal Mubarak, and we fear that the syndicate will turn into one of the headquarters of the ruling party.
He said; He resigned from the Policy Committee. I replied that I cannot guarantee that a dispute would not have occurred, over an interest or longing for a position, while the heir actually rules Egypt, and I cannot fathom a self-respecting writer sitting in the position of a student or employee, in front of the head of a committee whose role no one knows, and whose members are mostly young. Inexperienced. Al-Ghazali said: He resigned, and I didn't want to embarrass him further.
But Al-Ghazali did not mention the reasons for joining the Policy Secretariat, nor did he apologize for his membership, nor did any of the Mubarak-era men apologize. The Policy Secretariat ran the country and governed the Council of Ministers. This is necessarily known, regardless of the evasions of fearful or greedy politicians, such as; Mustafa Al-Faqi said: The Policy Secretariat “contributes to a very large extent to setting the general framework of the state, and contributes very distinguished ideas and studies.” (“Al-Masry Al-Youm” 3/27/2008).
Al-Fiqi did not hesitate to praise the role of the Secretariat of Policy, and avoided pointing out that its disastrous version in Iraq was taken over by Saddam Hussein when he was Vice President aspiring to the presidency, and then his son Uday, who was rising strongly, under his father’s wing. Two days later, in the same newspaper, Al-Faqi himself extended a hand to Al-Warith: “When I attend the policy secretariat meeting, I see around me most of the thinking minds of intellectuals, scholars, and university professors in Egypt.” He said in a television program, the summary of which was published in “Al-Masry Al-Youm” (3/31/2008): “President Mubarak and his family know that I lived among them and was loyal to them.”
Al-Faqi is searching for the most popular, obsessed with the trend. There is no difference between his condemnation of “Hamas” before the “Al-Aqsa Flood,” and his praise of the resistance, which is causing the enemy no loss to the Arab armies since 1948, or his making personal claims against Gamal Abdel Nasser for which there is no evidence except greed. The storyteller makes money from gossip programs.
Ali Salem died before his death was announced
This Palestine, my brother, is mighty. No one wronged her but she dropped him from memory. Palestine complains about recognizing the occupying entity as a “state.” In September 2015, we were surprised by the death of Ali Salem. A talented writer who died more than twenty years before his death was announced. At the end of 1993, he wrote that he wanted to visit Israel, to write a book that answers two questions: Who are these people, and what do they do? The Zionist entity’s wars, and the invasions, massacres, sieges, and displacement of millions who are denied the right to return, are not sufficient to answer. He anticipated those who would criticize him and accused them of fascism, “Because you have nothing to offer for peace, and you have nothing to offer for war except weakness and lies… Peace is made by the brave while you are cowards, the free people seek it while you are slaves, the smart people are keen on it while you are idiots, and the strong work for it while you are weak.”
He entered Palestine in 1994, and in the same year he published his book: “A Journey to Israel,” in which he affirmed that what is between us and the colonial military entity is a mental war, the source of which is hatred. There, in the occupied territory, he said to his Zionist companions: He differs from the warmongers, and decided to participate in peacemaking. He wants to get rid of the hatred that “is fueled by the desert capitals and the prophets of fascism, but when peace prevails in the region, and freedom triumphs… people will look back in amazement and disgust at what we were doing to each other.”
Neither Ali Salem nor any normalizing element from the Copenhagen group apologized, and they died, and the living among them are dead and now hiding, ashamed of the resistance’s confusion of equations and axioms, after it continued to beg for an impossible peace, like the leaders who in 2002 adopted the “Land for Peace” initiative, and a solution. The two countries. Then the winds of normalization blew, encouraging Netanyahu to deliver a slap entitled: “Peace for peace.”
In his ninety-eighth year, philosophy professor Murad Wahba (1926) still writes two articles a week, revolving around betting on peace with the enemy, and denouncing Brotherhood jihadist terrorism, even after the “flood of Al-Aqsa” he does not direct the label of terrorism to an entity that began with terrorism and with it continues, and occupies… A country and vital areas around it. If he resorts to a settlement imposing demilitarized zones to ensure his security, this aggressive military entity does not provoke Murad Wahba, even after the declared annihilation of Gaza and the planning to displace its people.
For many years, Murad Wahba defended what he saw as the right of an occupying entity, praised the genius of Anwar Sadat, bemoaned the fate of Yitzhak Rabin, saw the Emirati-Israeli Abraham Treaty as “providing new thinking about the way to deal with the region’s problems and challenges,” and praised the UAE’s repeal, in August 2020, of the boycott law. Israel of 1972.
In an article in Al-Ahram (September 15, 2020), he supported the statement of Jared Kushner, then US President Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor: “The Palestinians cannot rely on the past in formulating peace.” What past? Did these victims commit aggression against anyone?! What did Murad Wahba leave to the children of the normalization campaign?
It is miserable to empty philosophy of its question, as all that remains of its critical essence is to criticize the crimes of Islamic groups. It is miserable for Isaac Herzog, the head of the enemy, to be more courageous and apologize on October 29, 2021 to the people of the village of Kafr Qasem, and ask for “pardon” from the families of 49 Palestinian victims of the massacre. 1956.
It is miserable for secularism to be one-eyed and seen with one eye.
Murad Wahba escapes
Situations provide opportunities for reviews, similar to the reviews of the leaders of Islamic groups, and whoever seizes the opportunity to purify himself succeeds. Osama al-Ghazali’s war did it, and Murad Wahba escaped from it to the past. He asks in “Al-Masry Al-Youm”, November 22, 2023: Who is responsible for the assassination of Imam Musa al-Sadr in 1978? ? The answer is governed by “what happened as an alternative to the organization of the deprived, which was the establishment of Hezbollah under the auspices of the mullahs’ regime in Iran.” Hence, another question arises: Is Hezbollah a killer?
While the extermination of Palestinians in Gaza, humiliation in the West Bank, and terrorism against the Palestinians of 1948 continue, Wahba opens the new year, January 2, 2024, with an article in Al-Ahram suggesting that Egypt establish an international center “to uproot the roots of terrorism,” since terrorism was established there with the establishment of the Brotherhood in 1928. “Hence, the Center must address the Taliban and Al-Qaeda movements in Afghanistan as they are the model to be emulated by terrorist organizations throughout the planet Earth… In this context, this type of terrorism is said to be jihad, which is considered the essence of Islam and is charged with controlling the planet Earth… The Center is in In the end, he cannot ignore the Arab-Israeli conflict. Rather, he cannot deal with it in the traditional manner, which means that it is like any other conflict. Because the path in front of him is blocked. Hence the call for a secular dialogue, which I called for following the Copenhagen Declaration on January 30, 1997.” This means that there is no apology from Mourad Wahba, an insistence that is easier than the moral decadence of the German Jurgen Habermas (95 years old), who was possessed by the spirit of a monster, so he declared solidarity. With Israel, the victim was condemned.
People like Habermas are stabbers who never give a lifetime of opportunity to forgive, and perhaps to apologize. Al-Monsef’s conscience, even if he is not an Arab, does not miss the reality of an eradicating military occupation that practices state terrorism and does not stop targeting Gaza in the years: 2008, 2014 and 2018. High-voltage shocks do not affect recovery. Indeed, Osama Al-Ghazali is a war. Published on March 22 2023, an article entitled: “Journalists and Normalization!”, and I do not know the secret of the exclamation mark that accompanied him to the apology article, when talking about his optimism in restoring peace “to the Palestinians their stolen rights!”
Apologizing is courage, and Al-Ghazali’s apology is a war that required the blood of thousands of children, women and the elderly, and ignoring his “total” objection to the General Assembly of the Journalists Syndicate renewing the decision to ban normalization. In March 2023, he wrote that it was “a wrong decision, professionally, nationally and legally!” The exclamation mark for Harb, who considered visiting Israel a legitimate right for any citizen, and denounced “this professional laziness covered by an enthusiastic, throaty tone, as they say!” The intelligent reader dispenses with the warning that the exclamation mark is for Dr. Harb.
Individual normalization is a personal delusion, an intoxication that may last and take the printer to his grave, in contrast to Alawite normalization sponsored by a minister. This is how Farouk Hosni, the Egyptian Minister of Culture, surprised us, in the spring of 2009, by supervising a normalization incident, a trap that brought down his senior officials, along with symbols of former resistance to normalization. They covered up in the name of Edward Said to mislead them, had it not been for the voices of survivors who denounced that hack. This temptation requires a special, careful pause.