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Egypt is now officially full of boobs

Egypt is now officially full of boobs


On my own blog, Temple of Mut, I post news about discoveries related to ancient Egypt.

I also keep up with the news about modern Egypt, and today the country is being overrun with boobs.  The first example is Egypt’s Prime Minister Hisham Qandil, who recently chatted about the dangers of “unclean” breasts during a cabinet meeting.

The PhD holding prime minister who studied water resources, somehow, related the lack of clean water to the lack of clean breasts in one speech. While meeting with his cabinet members he spoke in an emotional manner as he recounted the struggle of the villagers he witnessed on his trips as a minister…

A couple of females in the cabinet meeting seemed uncomfortable during these remarks. The unpopular prime minister could create a huge controversy in the villages to which he refers, which will add to the unstable situation in Egypt that is currently hosting the Islamic Summit.

The next boob they had to import: Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is in the country, and is receiving a mixed reception. While President Mohamed Mursi greeted him with red-carpets and open arms, other Egyptians were not so embracing:

But the Shi’ite Iranian leader received a stiff rebuke when he met Egypt’s leading Sunni Muslim scholar later at Cairo’s historic al-Azhar mosque and university.

Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb, head of the 1,000-year-old seat of religious learning, urged Iran to refrain from interfering in Gulf Arab states, to recognize Bahrain as a “sisterly Arab nation” and rejected the extension of Shi’ite Muslim influence in Sunni countries, a statement from al-Azhar said.

(UPDATE: During the Cairo conference, Ahmadinejad just claimed that Iran is now a nuclear state, but has no intentions of attacking Israel. One just has to recall his vision of a 12th Imam and the space monkey hoax to realize neither portion of that statement is likely to be true).

The regional tensions associated with Iran’s interference is causing much unrest in Egypt. However, Mursi’s pharaonic approach to governance is also creating major disturbances throughout the country. In fact, in response to rioting in Port Said and two nearby cities, the leading army officer indicated the state could collapse:

Residents of this Mediterranean coastal city burying their dead from Egypt’s wave of political violence vented their fury at Egypt’s Islamist president and the Muslim Brotherhood on Tuesday, demanding his ouster and virtually declaring a revolt against his rule, as the head of the military warned Egypt may collapse under the weight of its turmoil.

Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi’ strongly worded comments, his first since the crisis began, appeared aimed at pushing both sides in Egypt’s political divide to reconcile and find a solution to the rapidly spreading protests and riots across much of the country the past six days.

And Egypt’s collapse is a valid concern. Tourism, essential to Egypt’s economy as it accounts for 12% of the jobs, has taken a serious hit over security concerns. For example, only 40 to 45 out of 270 to 280 cruises between Luxor and Aswan were operational during the recent peak travel season and there are reports of an increase in sexual harassment in places traditionally considered safe, such as hotels.

And with the likes of Mursi in charge of Egypt, it looks as if the news will remain dire into the foreseeable future.


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Elections have consequences. Well, the Egyptian people can’t really complain – they DID get a new, Islamist government, just like they said they wanted for decades. Sometimes you have to get what you want, so that you realize what you need.

    TrooperJohnSmith in reply to radiofreeca. | February 6, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    The Metaphor for all such occasions:

    The man who bites into a sh!t sandwich is surprised that the aforementioned sh!t sandwich contains 100% pure sh!t.

    Inevitably, he will react with something outlandishly stupid that begins with, “But I didn’t really expect…”

radiofreeca – in the defense of the Egyptians, the timing left only the Muslim Brotherhood with enough organization, structure, and funding to carry out a national election effectively. It is my hope that they can turn this around.

    In defense(er) of the Egyptians, it was OUR government-namely Obama/Hillary that forced the Egyptian military to hold early “elections” and forced them to recognize Morsi as the winner.

    Basically, “We” removed Mubarak and installed Morsi.

Mister Natural | February 6, 2013 at 1:41 pm

egypt: racing headlong into the 10th century.
germ theory? what’s that?
babies’ immune systems are programmed by mommy’s, am i wrong?
the baby should have resistance to mom’s biologics.
perhaps the medieval water treatment of egypt might be investigated as a possible cause
allah akbah, allah bullshitbah

Pics or it doesn’t count.

Perhaps I’m all together too stodgy, but…

I object to the use of the “B” word in polite discourse in reference to the human breast.

Fine with respect to stupid people.

Dinnerjacket arrives in Egypt 2 days after the U.S. delivers his new, shiney F-16’s to Egypt.

Wanted to inspect them while they still had that “new jet smell”.

The Hidden Imam is so close to popping out of that well they can taste it!

theduchessofkitty | February 6, 2013 at 2:45 pm

How do you say “jumping the shark” in Arabic?

TrooperJohnSmith | February 6, 2013 at 3:07 pm

Reminds me of the convents in the Middle Ages. They were obsessed with the rapacious depredations visited upon their kind and other innocent women by barbarians, Huns, both kinds of goths and other assorted brutes. Forget the classics and religious texts, these chaste, educated scholars wrote obsessively about the steamier side of the barbarian invasions and even illustrated some of the manuscripts with lurid images. Oh, what sacrifices to keep burning bright the light of learning!

One could only hope that Egypt’s titular heads would make a “clean breast” of things and step down. They are in denial.


“Egypt is now officially full of boobs”

Oh Noes! (.) (.) ( . ) ( . ) ( . ) ( . )

BannedbytheGuardian | February 6, 2013 at 5:53 pm

Unfortunately almost all religions have had barbaric attitudes to women. It was not until the 60 s that the practice of Suttee was finally extinguished in India. This unbelievable fundamental of Hinduism horrified the Moghuls who themselves were Muslim. Indians kept at it even under British bans & interventions .

If we pick a date – say 1950 – as the modern era , there are still many anti female practices in religion. Many of these are property based , some are supposedly based on hygiene & others just misogyny.

I myself , have never understood the Eve as the devil that has permeated Christianity. Sometimes I have found myself alone in a lift ,when men dressed in unfamiliar garb have all suddenly got out.

Must be some religious thing going on for I am quite good looking!

How about we send them translations of Lysistrata?

Correction. We knew Egypt was officially full of boobs when they voted in the Muslim Brotherhood. They asked for what they’re getting now, including stupid lectures, from an idiot PhD, about unclean breasts causing diarrhoea in kids. What these guys want is a world in which there are no women. If only butt boys could reproduce, they’d be happy.

There’s an app for that …