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3 out of 5 on Egyptian' constitution banner aren't Egyptian

Post by DJKeefy » Sun Dec 15, 2013 7:42 pm

3 out of 5 on 'all-Egyptian' constitution banner likely aren't Egyptian.

Only two people on the huge banner displayed at a Sunday press conference on draft constitution seem to be Egyptians, and the word 'Egyptian' was misspelled.

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Egypt's outgoing constitution-amending committee has repeatedly stressed that it has drafted a national charter that represents all Egyptians. The huge banner reading "All Egyptians Constitution" hanging in the background during Sunday's international press conference, however, barely reflected their assertion. Three out of the five people whose images were used on the banner appear to be foreigners.

The first figure from the far left is a photo of a man dressed as a doctor. Twitter users circulated the same exact photo of the man appearing in an advertisement for a website registered in Arizona, USA that sells treatments for stretch marks. http://www.ehowtogetridofstretchmarks.com/

Next to the "doctor" appears a woman whose picture shows up on the homepage of the Irish website Network Ireland, http://www.networkireland.ie/ which labels itself as "business networking for women across Ireland."

The photo of the second person from the right, credited as a 'file photo,' is currently used by AZ Business Magazine--also registered in Arizona, USA--in an article about down syndrome patients. http://aznow.biz/health-care/barrow-lau ... e-patients

The photo of an Egyptian soldier on the far right of the banner was taken during the first 18 days of the 2011 uprising by Ahram Online reporter Rowan El-Shimi. It was used without her permission. The photo was posted on the writer's blog in February, 2011. http://rowanelshimi.wordpress.com/2011/ ... e-colours/

The picture in the middle of the banner of what seems to be an Egyptian farmer was taken by polish photographer Frantisek Staud. http://phototravels.net/egypt/egypt-p/egypt-p-009.html

Moreover, the word "Egyptians" in Arabic (Misreyeen) – placed above the photos on the huge banner – is misspelled. Instead, missing one letter, the banner uses the Arabic word for "determined" (Mosireen).

The press conference was chaired by committee head Amr Moussa to answer questions pertaining to the national charter that will be put to a public referendum on 14 and 15 January.

Many social media users responded to the banner with sarcasm.

Egyptian journalist Mohamed Fathy tweeted: "A constitution for all Irishmen."

Source: http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/89197.aspx


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Re: 3 out of 5 on Egyptian' constitution banner aren't Egypt

Post by Bombay » Sun Dec 15, 2013 8:28 pm

Perhaps its the Cairo committee.

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Re: 3 out of 5 on Egyptian' constitution banner aren't Egypt

Post by LovelyLadyLux » Sun Dec 15, 2013 11:50 pm

This must be all those working incognito Egyptians ........ could also be the Committee that became a Working Group that then morphed into an NGO. Was any of them draped in an Egyptian flag?

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Re: 3 out of 5 on Egyptian' constitution banner aren't Egypt

Post by Glyphdoctor » Mon Dec 16, 2013 6:27 am

And while we are on the subject of Egyptians that are not Egyptian, the menu everyone is currently dissecting on the L4U Facebook page and making fun of and accusing Egyptians of having trouble with distinguishing l and r (which is total nonsense) is not Egyptian either. It's likely from Pakistan as I see the Urdu word for chicken in there and the rest of the language is not Arabic. And also the sign you had up earlier of the burger shop, also was likely Pakistani, but definitely not Egyptian. Just because something is in Arabic script doesn't make it Arabic or Egyptian.

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Re: 3 out of 5 on Egyptian' constitution banner aren't Egypt

Post by DJKeefy » Mon Dec 16, 2013 6:35 am

Glyphdoctor wrote:And while we are on the subject of Egyptians that are not Egyptian, the menu everyone is currently dissecting on the L4U Facebook page and making fun of and accusing Egyptians of having trouble with distinguishing l and r (which is total nonsense) is not Egyptian either. It's likely from Pakistan as I see the Urdu word for chicken in there and the rest of the language is not Arabic. And also the sign you had up earlier of the burger shop, also was likely Pakistani, but definitely not Egyptian. Just because something is in Arabic script doesn't make it Arabic or Egyptian.
Yes Glyph, you are right, not all photos are from Egypt, yet like you say some people presume they are from Egypt when they see Arabic. (They are just for fun only) :)
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