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Cairo’s Ramadan street feasts return after coronavirus suspension

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‘Communal meals’ in which hundreds of people pack around long tables to break their fast during the holy month of Ramadan have returned to Egypt’s streets after being widely suspended for the past two years due to COVID-19 restrictions.

In the working-class Cairo neighbourhood of Matariya, residents sat back-to-back along two tables running down a narrow street festooned with balloons, bunting and banners as they enjoyed a meal of barbecued meat, rice and pickles.

Evening street meals are organised by ”charities for the poor,” while others, like the one in Matariya, are run by local communities which pool food donations.

“The Ramadan spirit is back,” said Haitham Adel, an organiser of the Matariya meal. “People are back to eating together without being worried.”

Ahmed al-Bardisi, the organiser of a daily charity meal in Giza, across the Nile from central Cairo, said “job losses during the coronavirus pandemic had limited food donations.”

Though many Egyptians are struggling with accelerating inflation, he said such donations had recovered this year.

Egypt has been hit by successive waves of COVID-19 infections and imposed a nighttime curfew that coincided with Ramadan in 2020. Most restrictions have now been lifted.

 

Reuters /Shakirat Sadiq

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Mamelodi Sundowns veteran signs new contract at club!

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Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene has signed a new contract for over a decade in Brazil!

Mweene joined Brazil from the PSL’s Free State star team in 2013 before becoming an integral part of Chloorkop’s golden age.

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Although the 37-year-old goalkeeper is second only to Dennis Onyango at the Mamelodi Sundowns, he did provide an excellent service to the club when he was called up.

Since then, his consistent performance has landed him a new contract with Brazil. So far this season, Mwini has played 11 times and kept seven clean sheets.

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Mamelodi Sundowns Veteran Signs New Contract!

“KickOff can confirm that Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene will remain with the club to complete a decade of service, having signed a new contract,” the kick-off report reads.

“With Mweene’s new contract at Mamelodi Sundowns, he could continue to play professional football in South Africa for another 20 years.

“The deal Mweene agreed will first see him join a select class of stars who will spend ten years at Chloorkop, including Esrom Nyandoro, Mike Manzini, Hlompho Kekana, Surprise Moriri, Isaac Shai and Daniel Mudau, among others.”

The Mamelodi Sundowns coaching staff and management have decided to renew their 37-year-old Zambian goalkeeper Kennedy Mwini. Image: @Masanandawana/Twitter

The Brazilian has four world-class goalkeepers, Reard Pieters, Ricardo Goss, Kennedy Mwijn and Denis Onyango.

All four of the aforementioned goalkeepers have played for Mamelodi Sundowns during the season.

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Islamic scholar: ‘Palestine should be a center, a capital, and a starting point for conquering the world’

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Note that Mohammed Afeef Shadid says: “As the nation of Muhammad, we have the right to Palestine in its entirety.”

He is grounding his claim to Palestine in the Islamic religion, the one aspect of the conflict that Western analysts consistently ignore. He is saying that because the “Palestinians” are Muslims, they have the right to all of Palestine. Not because they were there first (they weren’t), or because they have any legal claim to the territory (they don’t), or because historically there was a Palestinian state at that spot (there wasn’t). No, his claim is based entirely on the Islamic assumption that every land that was once ruled by Islam belongs to Islam forever, for Muslims must “drive them out from where they drove you out” (Qur’an 2:191). Yet no Western peace-processor has ever betrayed the slightest awareness of this, or its importance. Only vilified, marginalized and ignored “Islamophobes” respect the “Palestinians” such as Mohammed Afeef Shadid enough to listen to them and ponder the implications of what they are saying.

“Palestinian Islamic Scholar Mohammed Afeef Shadid: Our Right of Return Is Not Only to Palestine; We Must Use Palestine as a Starting Point to Conquer the World, Deliver It from Darkness to Light,” MEMRI, May 11, 2022:

Palestinian Islamic scholar Mohammed Afeef Shadid said in a sermon at the Bilal Bin Rabah Mosque in the West Bank town of Tulkarm that the “right of return” is not limited to Palestine. Palestine should serve as a starting point to conquer the world, and to “liberate this sick world and deliver it from darkness to light.” The video was uploaded to the Al-Aqsa Call YouTube channel on May 11, 2022….

Shadid says:

We were expelled from Palestine eight decades ago, and we will return to it, to every inch of it, not only to the homes which we left, carrying the house keys and nothing else. This is a reduction of our right. As the nation of Muhammad, we have the right to Palestine in its entirety: every grain of its soil, every drop of its water, every whiff of its air. But that is not all. Palestine should be a center, a capital, and a starting point for conquering the world. Our sympathizers in the world, as well as our enemies, should know that the cause of our right of return does not pertain only to Palestine. The whole world is our battlefield. Our goal is not to liberate Palestine alone, but to liberate this sick world and deliver it from darkness to light.

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