Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Israeli Spy or Human Fly?

Last week during 'Self-Determination Friday', I walked down Talaat Harb towards Tahrir Square to join those hundreds of thousands protesters in their various demands for a free Egypt and the retreat of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces. There was a large variety of different groups and political parties on Tahrir such as Revolutionary Socialists, liberal April 6 Movement, Salafist supporters of Hazem Salah Abu Ismail, the National Association for Change, the Muslim Brotherhood Justice & Freedom party etc. On my way there I met a young Egyptian activist who kindly accompanied me and explained me many interesting things about the current political landscape and their relations with Egyptian society.
It was a beautiful day and I absolutely enjoyed the colorful and peaceful crowd on Tahrir and I had some lovely short talks with many Egyptian people despite my few words in arabic or their little knowledge in english language.

Self-Determination Friday

Unfortunately some very obscure and confusing news got to me later in the evening when I was sitting on a rooftop bar having a cold Stella beer. Egyptian friends called me saying that they received the news that I got beaten up on Tahrir Square and there would be a video on the Internet which accuses me of being a potential Israeli spy! And believe it or not: All because of a narrow-minded and paranoid journalist who spotted my tattooed pentagram star on my neck and immediately detected an Israeli conspiracy. Obviously this person doesn't know the difference between a five-pointed star, which is even found on many flags (Morocco, Algeria, China etc), and the six-pointed star of David. Anyway, I don't feel like explaining anything, the story is just too ridiculous and the fact that I was followed and filmed without any clear evidence is almost bordering on evil and massive stupidity.

Alhamdulillah, I'm doing well and I know that most Egyptians see this incident in the same way like I do. Nonetheless I'm looking forward to the rest of my stay in Cairo and some more exciting adventures.

Here's that spy video! Enjoy!


Well I'm a human fly it's spelt F-L-Y
I say buzz buzz buzz and it's just because
I'm a human fly and I don't know why
I got ninety six tears in my ninety six eyes

I got a garbage brain it's drivin' me insane
And I don't like your ride so push that pesticide
And baby I won't care cause baby I don't scare
Cause I'm a reborn maggot using germ warfare

- The Cramps


  1. Wtf! Are this guy crazy? What a bastard! I mean, it seems he runs a public news channel, so you should sue him for libel.

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