NDP sues Kifaya

Just where do they get the balls: Al Masri Al Youm, the quite reliable independent daily, today had an article claiming that five members of the National Democratic Party were suing three Kifaya leaders -- George Ishak (one of Kifaya'ss main organizers, but who is rather elderly to be violent), Muhammad Abdel Qudous (a portly Muslim Brother in his late fifties) and Amir Salem (a journalist who also runs a NGO) -- on the ground that they had insulted and hit them. Apparently, the claimants have presented at least one medical document as evidence that they were beaten. The prosecutor of the Qasr Al Nil district court has asked the three Kifaya members to come to court to answer questions.

Talk about the pot calling the kettle black...

Issandr El Amrani

Issandr El Amrani is a Cairo-based writer and consultant. His reporting and commentary on the Middle East and North Africa has appeared in The Economist, London Review of Books, Financial Times, The National, The Guardian, Time and other publications. He also publishes one of the longest-running blog in the region, www.arabist.net.