Dozing in Doha? Twitter reacts to Mursi’s ‘snooze’

Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi and the delegation accompanying him appear falling asleep in the opening session of the Arab League summit. (Al Arabiya)

A picture of President Mohammed Mursi and other members of the Egyptian delegation seemingly falling asleep in the opening session of the Arab League summit held Doha on Tuesday is being circulated by Egyptian activists online with a touch of satire.

President Mursi, Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr, the president's aide on foreign affairs Essam al-Haddad, and Refa'a al-Tahtawi, chief of the Egyptian presidential Cabinet, all were pictured shut-eyed in the opening session of summit during a speech by the Iraqi representative Mousa al-khouzaei.

One Twitter user described the incident saying: "A new scandal for Egypt... Mursi and the accompanying delegation in deep sleep during the opening session of the Arab League."

Another (@dedofadel) said, “Mursi is the first elected civilian asleep president.” ‏A third tweep, @shaimaa_hosny19, who identifies herself as a lawyer, poet and author who is against the Brotherhood, said, “Mursi is always asleep and does not care.”

“It is clear that is his personality inside or outside Egypt,” she added.

Even prominent Saudi cleric Salman al-Odah commented on Mursi's image at the Arab League summit. Sheikh al-Odah tweeted a statement saying, “I wonder how Dr. Mursi spent last night? Sleeping, praying, in meetings, with his family...etc.?”

Last Update: Saturday, 30 March 2013 KSA 12:03 - GMT 09:03