Thursday, February 10, 2011

Walk Like an Egyptian

The news from Egypt has given me a pause. The uprising is scary and exhilarating at the same time. The country finally has a shot to achieve true democracy after so many years of autocracy, but the road to change may be long and arduous. Egypt may also be the front runner of the other arab league countries, that yearn for change, democracy, and corny as it may sound, freedom. Of course the whole western world is holding its breath waiting to see whether Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood will emerge as a leading force, or whether the change to democracy will take a secular form. In either case, it will be very interesting to see how Egypt will incorporate islam into its politics going forward. Hopefully there won't be anymore violence, but a peaceful revolution. America should now "put its money where the mouth is" and strongly show its support for Egyptian democracy. And since this is a style-focused blog, I cannot help but asking how long do you think it's going to take to see some Egyptian influence in fashions?

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