An old friend of mine came round for lunch. He remains relatively informed as to the daily goings on in Egypt and commented on the “Sisi-mania” that so many within the country see on a daily basis. When he was informed that it had gone beyond “Sisi-Chocolates” and may have reached the point at which Sisi tattoos are being marketed - as well as Sisi wedding jewelry and Sisi pajamas - well, suffice it to say that his appetite for lunch was somewhat dissipated.
The interim government in Egypt seems to ignore the fact that a group by the name of “Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis” claimed responsibility for the attack upon a police facility in northern Egypt earlier this weekH.A. Hellyer