Tuesday, January 18, 2011

This is crazy

"An unemployed man set himself on fire in an attempted suicide in a building in the Khurshid district in Alexandria.
Ahmed Hesham El-Sayed, a 25-year-old, is the third Egyptian to copy Tunisia's Abouaziz, who set himself on fire in December triggering riots and the ultimate Tunisian revolution.
Hospital sources say that El-Sayed was severely burnt and has been unable to be questionned by police." Ahram
Dammit. You can't replicate the spark just by replicating the method. Stop burning yourself.

2 comments:

Redneck Texan said...

Do you really want the spark lit in Egypt?

Tunisia's popular Islamist party says 'no democratic transition without Ennahdha'.

Dody G. said...

I am ambivalent about an uprising in Egypt. The risk of everything going out of control is pretty high.

On the other hand, people are getting pretty fed up with the current situation.

Egypt uprising is a high risk high reward situation.