You might have followed yesterday, like most people I follow on social media, the first live presidential debate in Egypt between the former Muslim Brotherhood leader Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh Abdel Hady and former Secretary General of Arab League and Egyptian Foreign Minister Amr Moussa.
The fact this debate has happened is a great sign by itself. It’s not something we are used to in this part of the world.
Both candidates basically tried to mitigate their past in the brotherhood or old regime respectively, with opposite common accusations. Their postures seemed like quiet school students, until they became more attacking using more body language in the next half of the show.
The best fun part is below. It seems leading an Arab League for 10 years was not enough to teach Amr Moussa that Iran is NOT an Arab country. Funnier that host Yosri Fouda didn’t correct him.
At least he should have heard about Iran’s anger this week due to Google Maps removing “Persian Gulf” name off the map! But if you still find it if you search for it!
You can’t blame Orientalists anymore.