Asmaa Mahfouz: The girl who kicked Egypt’s hornet’s nest!

A friend sent me this vlog, which was recorded on January 18 by Asmaa Mahfouz, a young Egyptian woman who describes on it how earlier in the month she had responded to the self-immolations then taking place in Egypt by deciding to go down to Tahrir Square and undertake a regular public vigil there “For dignity! Against hunger!”
… And she invited her friends to join her. And the first time “We were only three people– along with three armored cars full of police, and the baltagiyeh thugs were also there… ”
But they carried on doing their vigils regularly, and in this video, she’s asking people to join her there on January 25, and…. the rest is history.

4 thoughts on “Asmaa Mahfouz: The girl who kicked Egypt’s hornet’s nest!

  1. Itai

    I have seen her videos before and even understanding almost no Arabic I was moved.
    Can someone please translate her original appeal ?
    I’m sure many would greatly benefit from that.

  2. Abdelhafid dib

    Asmaa Mahfouz: A young woman of 26 years old
    I saw on Mehwar TV last week before the the black wednesday. She looks intelectual,coming from intelectual middle class,sincere and devoted to her principles. I was very impressed by her commitment to national cause for change.
    Hafid

  3. Abdelhafid Dib

    Asmaa Mahfouz: A young woman of 26 years old
    I saw her on Mehwar TV last week before the the black wednesday. She looks intelectual,coming from intelectual middle class,sincere and devoted to her principles. I was very impressed by her commitment to the national cause for change.
    Hafid

  4. brian

    have any of the egyptian opposition received training from the american Freedom House and other dodgy institutions?
    ‘Under the auspices of Freedom House, Egyptian dissidents and opponents of Hosni Mubarak were received in May 2008 by Condoleezza Rice at the State Department and the US Congress. They also met White House National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley, who was “the principal White House foreign policy adviser” during George W. Bush’s second term.
    Freedom House’s effort to empower a new generation of advocates has yielded tangible results and the New Generation program in Egypt has gained prominence both locally and internationally. Egyptian visiting fellows from all civil society groups received [May 2008] unprecedented attention and recognition, including meetings in Washington with US Secretary of State, the National Security Advisor, and prominent members of Congress. In the words of Condoleezza Rice, the fellows represent the “hope for the future of Egypt.”
    Freedom House
    http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=22993

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