Before the smiles are wiped away

30.04.2011                      26.Nisan, 5771                      Kedischim; Tag 11 des Omer

Kairo:

Before the smiles are wiped away

Behind the smiling facades, Cairo's backyards are being canvassed assiduously, and the seed of the political toughness is being sown that – though I do hope I am wrong – will bring about the second, real revolution, and will wipe the smiles off many faces.

Someone has pasted on the walls of this narrow, totally random Cairo alley a series of posters imitating stickers from the revolution in Tahrir Square. Against the background of the colors of the Egyptian flag, the young people wrote "No to corruption." Here, too, someone had written "No to corruption" and also "No to drugs" and "No to immodesty" and several more "Nos" – all signed by the Muslim Brotherhood….