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Monday, November 24, 2014

Cult of Personality? Certainly NOT!

Umm al-Dunya ("the Mother of the World," a proverbial name for Egypt), shedding a tear, and clad  of course in the colors of the Egyptian flag,  caresses ex-General Sisi (still in uniform though), and says "Thank you, you who returned my life and dignity to me." I think this came from Al-Yawm al-Sabi‘, an independent (but very pro-Sisi) daily (despite its name "Saturday"; it started as a weekly).

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