من أحمد فؤاد نجم إلى حسني مبارك

Nora Younis posts poet Ahmed Fouad Negm's birthday wishes to President Hosni Mubarak: من أحمد فؤاد نجم إلى حسني مبارك

Update: I now hear that the poem was not actually written by Negm. There is an email going around, written by his daughter, saying that while he agreed with the contents it was not him to who wrote, and urging the real author to have the courage to claim authorship. A literary friend who told me this also pointed out that the poem had grammatical mistakes and was rather inelegant, another reason why it wouldn't be Negm's.
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