Egypt's hairy policemen return to duty

Egypt's hairy policemen return to duty

There are 12 comments on the www.albawaba.com story from Feb 21, 2013, titled Egypt's hairy policemen return to duty. In it, www.albawaba.com reports that:

An Egyptian court Wednesday ordered the Interior Ministry to reinstate policemen suspended from duty for growing a beard, a ruling that reverses a long-maintained taboo in the country's police institution ...

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“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#1 Feb 21, 2013
from albawaba:

"Police and army personnel in Egypt have for long decades been barred from growing beards. Egypt’s Islamic authorities have said in a fatwa or a religious edict that wearing a beard is not obligatory in Islam. However, after Mohamed Morsi became Egypt’s first democratically elected Islamist president in June last year, the secular opposition has repeatedly accused his Muslim Brotherhood group of seeking to Islamise the country."
Egypt will prosper again

Egypt

#2 Feb 21, 2013
So what's your problem? Can't people choose for themselves whether to grow a beard or not?
LBer

Long Beach, CA

#3 Feb 21, 2013
Egypt is an absolutely worthless country...actually, let me rephrase that: the people of Egypt are absolutely worthless.

A friend who went to visit the Egyptian Pyramids about a decade ago had an observation that I found interesting. He said that wherever he went in Egypt, whatever Egyptian he talked to, the main topic of conversation was their past (the time period of the Pharaohs), even though most he talked to had no idea his purpose was to visit the Pyramids. He was saddened that they seem to be grasping at whatever they could to maintain some semblance of pride, of self-worth.

Yet the reality is that today's Egyptians have nothing, beyond geography, to to do with the Egyptians of those days. Different language, different religion, different culture, different way of living, different philosophies. The Egyptians of those days had more in common with the Jews of the period than modern day Egyptians.

Those Egyptians would consider today's to be invaders, look down upon them as immoral, crazy and uneducated barbarians, and quickly drive them out of the country.

“Mad as Hell”

Since: Sep 12

Location hidden

#4 Feb 21, 2013
LBer is a liar.
"even though most he talked to had no idea his purpose was to visit the Pyramids"
No, perhaps they thought he came to Egypt to buy a carton of Camel cigarettes.

“not that tom!”

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#5 Feb 21, 2013
Egypt will prosper again wrote:
So what's your problem? Can't people choose for themselves whether to grow a beard or not?
If the wearer of the beard signifies islamic devotion will they discriminate against the Coptic Egyptians?
A devout muslim will view the Copts as heretics whose word is second to that of a muslim!
Which tranlates as a win win situation for muslims in a dispute against a Copt!
PATUSA

Carmel, ME

#6 Feb 21, 2013
Egypt will prosper again wrote:
So what's your problem? Can't people choose for themselves whether to grow a beard or not?
Only at their court martial. Which is good. The noose won't slip from under the chin so easy.
LBer

Long Beach, CA

#7 Feb 21, 2013
animals against islam wrote:
LBer is a liar.
"even though most he talked to had no idea his purpose was to visit the Pyramids"
No, perhaps they thought he came to Egypt to buy a carton of Camel cigarettes.
Ah, so you're saying Egypt has nothing to offer except for the Pyramids (which current day Egyptians can take no credit for).

Hmmm, interesting, he's so slow he doesn't even realize when he's insulting his own people.

Let me educated you my simpleton: there are many foreigners in Egypt for non-tourist purposes. For example, the majority of engineers working on infrastructure and natural resource development are not Egyptian (let alone Middle Eastern), most of the technical issues that the government hires consultants for are not Egyptians, and most of the international companies that are present import/hire non-Egyptians even for mere labor purposes.

The Egyptians are worthless even for themselves.

Since: Oct 06

Location hidden

#8 Feb 21, 2013
Welcome back LBer!

:)
LBer

Long Beach, CA

#9 Feb 21, 2013
Hey thanks - I try, but life gets in my way occasionally!

While I'm not always here, I let my views be known in my daily life (with the t-shirts and bumper stickers out as well).

It's not easy in Kalifornistan.

Since: Oct 06

Location hidden

#10 Feb 21, 2013
LBer wrote:
Hey thanks - I try, but life gets in my way occasionally!
While I'm not always here, I let my views be known in my daily life (with the t-shirts and bumper stickers out as well).
It's not easy in Kalifornistan.
Your pov is always a breath of fresh air!

“Mad as Hell”

Since: Sep 12

Location hidden

#11 Feb 22, 2013
LBer wrote:
<quoted text>
Ah, so you're saying Egypt has nothing to offer except for the Pyramids
No, You are saying that now, but earlier you said that the average Egyptian thinks otherwise.
"most he talked to had no idea his purpose was to visit the Pyramids."
which means that "most" knew that Egypt has more to offer, especially employment for the impoverished Westerner.

I know what you meant to say but it came out arse backwards due to
your poor English skills compounded with your prejudice against Muslims.
LBer

Long Beach, CA

#13 Feb 22, 2013
animals against islam wrote:
LBer is a liar.
"even though most he talked to had no idea his purpose was to visit the Pyramids"
No, perhaps they thought he came to Egypt to buy a carton of Camel cigarettes.
Actually, note in your own post, you imply that Egyptians would assume he came to visit for the Pyramids, thus your sarcasm about the "camel cigarettes". This would indicate you agree that nothing else is worthy of visiting, or activity worth doing, in the eyes of Egyptians.

I would have to agree with that assessment.

And with the massive amount of foreign aid we give Egypt - since the old ruler was a stabilizing influence for an otherwise chaotic region - and since Egypt lacked the work ethic (for labor) or the educated technical specialists for anything else, it makes sense for Egypt to hire from outside the country.

Who knows, perhaps some civilization will rub off from the foreign workers on the Egyptian barbarian hordes (well, actually, too lazy to be a historical barbarian).

Here is an interesting article on how Egypt is having a difficult time paying off the foreign oil companies that do work for the government. Thank Allah for that oil, eh? Were not for that commodity that just happens to lie beneath the ground, Egypt would have nothing...

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/04/world/middl...

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