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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Mubarak's Grandson Sudden and Mysterious Death

It's a tragedy when any child dies, but to be absolutely honest I didn't think the story would generate alot of interest.

I was very wrong. It was one of the most searched and read topics on the internet today and the news generated loads of comments and reactions on websites and blogs and tweets...

There was alot of schadenfreude (a German word which means gloating at someones misfortune) or شماتة in Arabic like this blog which I find a bit distasteful although I am not a big fan of Mubarak. I guess it shows how unpopular the old geezer is.

No explanation was announced so the rumours swirled. Leukemia, brain haemorrhage and ynet said it was food poisoning.

Mubarak did not attend the funeral and this also triggered rumours about his health.

Egyptian TV is playing religious songs as a sign of respect for the presidential family. This is a bit annoying. I dont wacth Egyptian state TV but it kinda pisses me off that a public service should be interrupted because of one family's tragedy.

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    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 11:36 PM, May 19, 2009  

  • You try to sound like a civilized person and pretend that you're not as they say in Arabic شمتان. Shame on you, he is just a kid who knows nothing about nothing!!!! He passed away innocent, may Allah bless his soul. Please try not to use this awful disgusting language in your writing, you look like you've been watching a lot of the worst american movies!!!! Have the courage and show my comment??????

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 11:58 AM, May 20, 2009  

  • I think what you are trying to say it is a big fuss about something happens everyday to some other kids. I say we care cause at least we know a family back ground of this Kid. After all Death has it is own respect. Hope you understand

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 2:38 PM, May 20, 2009  

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