Monday, May 04, 2009

Mubarak's birthday

The Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak is celebrating his 81st birthday today quietly at home with his family.

Mubarak came to power in 1981 after his predecessor Anwar Al Sadat got shot to pieces during a military parade.

Some people say Mubarak is a dictator who allowed corruption to spread in Egypt and stifled all forms of opposition but allowed Islamists to gain ground.

His critics on the other hand are less generous.

Happy birthday.

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