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Friday 11th February 2011
How to commemorate the great Egyptian revolt


What has transpired in Egypt is truly historic. After covering events there for this magazine and spending long periods of time with protesters in Tahrir Square I'm disappointed to have missed their celebrations this evening. I've been speaking by phone to some of the people I met while out there and they tell me a massive party is underway.

I think we should commemorate events by creating a new political party to celebrate the heroic achievements of the men and women of Tahrir Square.

I propose we call it, "The Party of Tahrir" which in Arabic would, actually, maybe not!

The joke only works if you know my past (and a tiny bit of Arabic). If not, google it.

For now, salute the Egyptian youth and share their joy!


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About Focus on Islamism

Focus on Islamism is a blog dedicated to analysing and exposing the modern ideological phenomenon known as Islamism.

Shiraz Maher is a writer and broadcaster.

Alexander Meleagrou-Hitchens is a PhD student at King's College, London.  He has contributed to various online and printed publications including, The Daily Telegraph, Lebanon's Daily Star, Standpoint and NOWLebanon. 

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