Al Ghad Party – Another fire in Egypt
Date posted: November 6, 2008
Al Ghad, Ayman Nour's Party headquarters burnt down one day before their general assembly. According to blog reports, thugs burnt down the building and hampered firemen's efforts to put the fire out. In addition to losing their headquarters, the political party also lost 20 of its members – who were rounded up and arrested instead of the thugs. Ahmed El Sabbagh wrote (AR):
Amidst our envy of those American people; how they manage to change their president every four years and Obama winning the elections just yesterday. Amidst our joy we are surprised by another episode of the comic Egyptian show that used to be called Al Wafd Party on Fire – now called Al Ghadd Party on Fire. The first show was No'oman Goma'a's supporters versus Mahmoud Abaza's and the new release stars Ayman Nour's supporters versus Mostafa Mousa's. The first ended in a court ruling in favor of No'oman Goma'a and the second will most probably end in Mostafa Mousa taking over the party. The curtains went down on the first show when the party burnt down completely taking away with it its leading role in opposition. Today we witnessed the end of Al Ghadd Party's opposing role when it went to flames. Instead of arresting the vagabonds who caused the fire, the members and the leaders of the party were arrested including Gameela Ismail, Wael Nawara, El Sayed Basyouni, Sameh Attia, Naglaa Fawzy, and about 20 members. Wishing you a democratic weekend!