Remix! Egypt teases ‘Shut your mouth Obama’ rant
It may not be the first time President Obama's been told to 'shut his mouth,' but it's certainly the funniest!
It may not be the first time President Obama's been told to "shut his mouth," but it's certainly the funniest!
A video of an Egyptian woman protester telling the U.S. President to stop interfering in Egypt’s affairs has been rejigged into a techno remix and attracted widespread attention online.
“Listen your Obama. We are Egyptian women… Shut up your mouth Obama,” the woman tells the camera.
“Sisi yes. Sisi yes. Mursi no. Mursi no,” she adds, referring to the country’s army chief Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, who is tipped to run to in upcoming Egyptian presidential elections.
Since being published last week, the 15-second video clip has been remixed into a song.
In the Egypt clip, the woman may have been referring to Washington’s soured relations with Cairo since Mursi’s ouster. The Obama administration has since withheld much of the annual $1.5 billion in military aid it had traditionally supplied to Egypt.
Sisi – who has a considerable base of supporters – led the ouster of former Islamist President Mohammad Mursi in July last year, after massive protests against his rule.
Mursi, who hails from the Muslim Brotherhood, had served just one year in office as president.
Supporters of Sisi see him as protector of the nation from Islamist rule, while supporters of Mursi and the Muslim Brotherhood see the army chief as a traitor who deposed the country’s first democratically elected president.
The song was reminiscent of when Libya’s late leader Muammar Qaddafi’s popular phrase “zanga zanga” was also turned into a remix online – which quickly went viral during the 2011 unrest in the country.
In a speech, Qaddafi vowed to hunt down protesters "inch by inch, house by house, room by room” and “zanga zanga,” meaning “alleyway by alleyway.”
Egypt passes presidential election lawThe step paves the way for Egyptian army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to announce his presidential bid Middle East
Egypt’s Sisi launches initiative to build a million homesHousing initiative for poor marks first campaign-style move by powerful military chief Property
Egyptian footballer suspended over ‘Sisi’ signSalah Amin will be suspended for the rest of the season and fined $2,900 Sports
Sisi: Egypt’s economic situation is ‘very difficult’The army chief's speech appeared to be a signal of determination to tackle Egypt's economic woes Middle East
Egypt court suspends Mursi murder trialMursi is accused of inciting the killing of opposition protesters outside the presidential palace last year News
Clashes in Egypt kill at least threeThe interior ministry said 60 Mursi supporters were also arrested nationwide Friday Middle East
Egypt group criticizes police over sit-in breakupHundreds of pro-Mursi protesters were killed when security forces stormed their sit-in last year Middle East
Mursi’s son released pending drug probeAbdullah was detained on Saturday on suspicion of drug possession, after officers found two rolled hashish cigarettes in his vehicle Middle East