Live from Egypt

from Aishah Schwartz,  journalist friend ” I am SURE you can ALL imagine that to cut Aishah off from the internet is like cutting off her AIR!!! OMG you cannot imagine these days here!!!! The atmosphere is unbelievable!!! Wallahi, you have to all be supporting the Egyptians in this time, inshaÁllah!!!” “I am in a coffee shop that just happened to have a signal and a nice Russian has let me jump on his laptop, so I am on literally ‘borrowed’ time! I am okkkkkk – safe here in Hurghada…no sms/text and no banking, but ok! Al-hamdulillah!!” CORRECTION…not on laptop of a Russian…lol…I had mistakenly presumed so because he was using Russian language keyboard. lolz

SubhanÁllah the nice EGYPTIAN man who let me jump on his laptop is now watching the MWA Al-Jazeera documentary via my iPhone. Al-hamdulillah also for Al-Jazeera – who also did a FANTASTIC job of covering the revolution up until two days ago when the state closed their offices and yanked away license to broadcast! We must also protest this!!!CORRECTION…not on laptop of a Russian…lol…I had mistakenly presumed so because he was using Russian language keyboard. lolz

SubhanÁllah the nice EGYPTIAN man who let me jump on his laptop is now watching the MWA Al-Jazeera documentary via my iPhone. Al-hamdulillah also for Al-Jazeera – who also did a FANTASTIC job of covering the revolution up until two days ago when the state closed their offices and yanked away license to broadcast! We must also protest this!!!”I am in Hurghada, Egypt. In this moment there JUST HAPPENS to be a signal in random coffee shop I have just passed into, the first signal I am aware of in four days!! I’m short on mobile credit and cash because there has been no banking access or even Western Union which will also continue into tomorrow, as I have heard. The spirit of the people is strong and they will not be defeated, insha’Allah!!! Viva Egypt!!!!!

 

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