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I am an Egyptian American born in Alexandria. I immigrated to the US in the late eighties, during this time lived in many places in US and Europe. I work as an IT manager and love it. I love to travel, it makes me feel young, and it awakes in me sense of adventure and curiosity. I love knowing people from different cultures; it never fails to amaze me how we all live in our little worlds that never meet. History is my second amazement, it always differ depending on who is winning, that leads me to my third hobby, politics is it history or human nature that is the culprit?
SHARE Tuesday, December 27, 2011 After Spring, Any Thing Can Happen
The people of the Arab World, wearing headscarf or jeans and sometimes both, demanded freedom and were willing to die for democracy. Where the so-called Arab Spring lead us next will depend on many factors!
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, November 7, 2010 Crossing the line and minority equality
Muslim and Arab bashing has been largely a safe political bet, where should we draw the line between free speech and incitement or hate speech?
(5 comments) SHARE Saturday, October 17, 2009 Afghanstan - A Plan to Win
Our enemy is not a race, a tribe, or a nation. The fight is against a distorted ideology based on a flawed interpretation of the reasons behind the demise of Islam as a political power and Muslims' role in the world.
(3 comments) SHARE Sunday, March 1, 2009 Jobs and the blame game
Is it possible to maintain American standard of living, while losing jobs or creating the wrong ones?
Why America is losing jobs even during economic expansions like the one we had in the nineties?
(7 comments) SHARE Monday, February 2, 2009 Bye Bye GOP!
As I listen to the same tried and failed proposals, argued by conservative leaders I ponder a simple question. What is the future of the Republican Party in our country?
(4 comments) SHARE Sunday, January 25, 2009 Is Obama Ready For The Test?
As the magnitude of the devastation in Gaza becomes more apparent in the coming days with media access to the enclave -suspended during the operation- I expect the calls for War Crimes investigations to gain momentum.Will Obama have the vision and the courage to do the right thing?
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, December 31, 2008 Stop Praying for Peace, and Think!
The Middle East is once again on fire. Let us do this time something more than praying for peace. It never worked before!
(4 comments) SHARE Monday, December 29, 2008 Gaza, the questions and answers
Now, is the time for Jewish Americans to put pressure on the American government to help Israel make the tough choices, and now is the time for Arab Americans to work with their Jewish counterparts to help solve the Middle East crisis through honest dialogue.
SHARE Wednesday, December 24, 2008 Reprogramming us!
The American people and the world spent the last eight years in a binary universe, imposed by our own government. The mantra of the era expressed simply and not so elegantly by our current president "You are with us, or against us."
(5 comments) SHARE Saturday, November 29, 2008 Guns, Religion, and Carrots
Although it might sound unreasonable to demand from the western world during these tough economic times to feed the hungry, cure the sick, and create jobs for the unemployed as a way to fight terrorism. In reality, it is cheaper than the tried and failed approach of the last seven years.
SHARE Sunday, November 9, 2008 Imagine!
Now, it is your turn to prove to Pat that the world can be a safer place, to Kevin that his sacrifices of seventy-two years are not in vain, to Mona that the will of the people are stronger than all the special interests in the world, and to Tim and Lisa that they can earn a decent living and raise a family in their homeland.
SHARE Monday, November 3, 2008 The Final Verdict
this election is like no other in the history of the United States, because in these uncharacteristically hard times we have to make a choice not between two accomplished men, or two different economic ideologies, but between two distinctly different worldviews created through personal experiences that shaped America and the world in the eyes of these men.
SHARE Sunday, October 19, 2008 Thoughts on the economic aftershocks
While the immediate impact of this crisis like all powerful earthquakes is easy to predict, the after shocks of the economic turmoil are the ones difficult to forecast, and most likely will linger with us for many years to come. Will the dissatisfaction of the American electorate bring about a government that is capable of understanding the job at hand and addressing the complexity of the new world order?
(3 comments) SHARE Tuesday, July 8, 2008 Independent or Flip-Flopper
The same critics that discovered Obama's secret liberal identity during the primary, now are certain that he belongs to the gang of unprincipled politicians willing to promise anything until elected.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, May 2, 2008 To talk or not to talk
To talk or not to talk, to hear but refuse to listen, to see but ignore the facts is not a Shakespearian quote from the fifteenths century but a style of governing.