Eaten a ‘C-C’? Egypt Eid cookies made to hail General Sisi

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After naming Ramadan dates after political leaders and movements, Egyptians have taken their political disputes to the bakeries this Eid.

The Muslim celebration of Eid al-Fitr, expected to begin on Thursday, has prompted bakers to make annual Eid cookies that hail the country’s military ruler General Abdelfattah al-Sissi.

“Sissi cookies” have been made in the shape of two C’s – C-C – in a play on his name.

Meanwhile, supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Mursi have made cookies engraved with the phrase “Mursi’s my president.”

Protesters in support of Mursi camped in Cairo’s Rabaa al-Adawiya Square and Giza’s Ennahda Square brought ovens to their sit-ins to bake cookies for the upcoming Muslim holiday.

According to Egyptian media reports, female pro-Mursi protesters made cookies engraved with the words, "against the coup," in reference to their belief that Mursi was overthrown by a military coup, not a popular revolt.

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