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The American University in Cairo

Mostafa Abdelghany ID: 900-11-2549

RHET 101 Portofolio Instructor: Dr. Micheal Gibson

2012


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Table of contents •

Cover letter

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• The Pursuit of A decent Future

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• The Arabian Nightmare

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• Rumors and Complex thoughts

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• Free writings

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• Collage

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The following portfolio contains the contents of my work in Rhetoric 101 during the Summer Session 2012 at the American university in Cairo, Egypt. I’ve accomplished so many important aspects in this course. My Rhetoric 101 instructor was focusing on how you can keep moving with the pen without stopping. The purpose of this technique is to brainstorm many ideas and try to extract an idea from your mind to develop it. Instructor Gibson also focused on how you can analyze an event, issue and even yourself. He taught me how to trace an idea and try to go deep inside as much as I can, even if you reached a dead end, try to find a way to go deeper inside more and more trying to find a sophisticated reason or idea to develop and solve the analysis which is the whole objective of the course. In this portfolio, I organized my materials according to the priorities of the analysis. First, I began with my self-analysis issue, because I believe if we can analyze the outside world, we should start with analyzing ourselves. Then I moved to a global issue that is happening in the world, which is the Arabian nightmare analysis. Finally, I ended up the analysis process with specifying in a particular issue, which is the analysis of our political situation in Egypt (Rumors and Complex thoughts). After organizing my essays, I put my free writings that I’ve done in class, which are personally one of the important outcomes that I’ve learnt in this course because they are the prime reference that I used to collect many ideas. Then the Collage, which reflects my opinion on my best phrases and paragraphs that I’ve done on my fast free writings in


4 class. Write as much as you can. Writing is very important. And as our instructor told us: Writing is a process.

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Analysis: Assignment #1 Self-analysis (The pursuit of A Decent Future) First Draft


6 Mostafa Abdelghany Rhet 101 Instructor Gibson Assignment # 3 Second draft 27 June 2012 The Pursuit of a Decent Future From my first day of birth, my family were confused about picking up a name that suits the conditions and time that I was born. I think it could be a sign of something or may be not, I’ll try as much as I can in this essay not to manipulate with words to write an upstanding essay about the analysis of my character. I’ll do my best to describe the coherency between my personality and my daily attitudes or actions. Many people think of me that I’m really good at making them laugh out loud in any place, even in the classroom conferences, hard times and good times. I think of myself that I have a bit sense of humor, so why am I thinking of this? Is it because I watched comedy movies everyday; trying to incorporate my reactions with the actor’s way of making people laugh so I can make a technique in my daily life. Maybe because I inherited many sarcastic words from my father who’s everyday inspire me with his fantasy words. I love being able to make people laugh and smile and sometimes without extending in words make them contented. According to my academics, I feels like that I want to make something that people could find it hard to do it; and this begins with thinking of applying in engineering school. When I was at high school and studying science and mathematics, I was treating

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7 Ab delghany my other colleagues who were studying literature, Arabic and other non-science subjects as if it’s a kind of discrimination. Maybe like I mentioned before that I feels like moving up high, travelling to the moon or creating things out of nothing when I study hard courses. When I applied at the American university in Cairo, I was intending architectural engineering even though I wasn’t good at imagination, creativity or drawing which are the main requirements or skills to keep running in this major; but this wasn’t the reason why I changed my major to construction, Probably I think the main reason I’ve made this choice is that my personality insisted on forcing me to choose the harder and the things that are a bit sophisticated, that’s why I think it could be a big problem later on for choosing the hardest way in my life without thinking critically and arrange the circumstances that suits my ability on doing these things. Nowadays, The closest people to me see me as if I’m depressed or having some problems that are stocked in my mind and I cannot remove it.

Personally, I

feel like I’m frustrated somehow or I don’t want to eat. I’m suffering from this for six months and I still don’t know how to wake up from this nightmare that I feel it especially everyday morning. If I have to analyze this problem, I would rather talk about an issue happened to me in the past six months. Maybe because I experienced love so early for about six years, and it had finished six months ago so that makes me feel depressed because I cannot move on and I’m about to change my daily routine, or maybe I’m really shocked of the bad ending. I think a young age person like if he/she experienced real love so early, and find someone who really cares about him/her as if his/her mother is caring and loves him/her more than anyone, and then everything were gone, could have the same problem that is facing me right now. I don’t think that it’s something about love or I


8 lost someone that is very close to me, because I can compare it to another problem that faced me; I lost my uncle two months ago, although I really loved him and I missed him so much, but I moved on with my life not putting so many memories on my head and thinking of him everyday and every night, I think its from the treatment that I’ve been treated for 6 years, close care, love , waking me up , being beside me on hard times , trying to make me feel like I’m something special than anyone else and I wasn’t so perfect in giving a mutual treatment as she was giving and when I tried to do so , she’s gone. I think I’m still feeling depression and prevention because I’m keeping my problems inside myself and I’m a bit afraid of getting it out for a simple reason, because in our country it’s a shame that man gets weaker when he tries to express his feeling and sufferings because of a woman.

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Second Draft


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Mostafa Abdelghany Rhet 101 Instructor Gibson Assignment # 3 Second draft 27 June 2012 The Pursuit of a Decent Future From my first day of birth, my family were confused about picking up a name that suits the conditions and time that I was born. I think it could be a sign of something or may be not, I’ll try as much as I can in this essay not to manipulate with words to write an upstanding essay about the analysis of my character. I’ll do my best to describe the coherency between my personality and my daily attitudes or actions. Many people think of me that I’m really good at making them laugh out loud in any place, even in the classroom conferences, hard times and good times. I think of myself that I have a bit sense of humor, so why am I thinking of this? Is it because I watched comedy movies everyday; trying to incorporate my reactions with the actor’s way of making people laugh so I can make a technique in my daily life. Maybe because I inherited many sarcastic words from my father who’s everyday inspire me with his fantasy words. I love being able to make people laugh and smile and sometimes without extending in words make them contented. According to my academics, I feels like that I want to make something that people could find it hard to do it; and this begins with thinking of applying in engineering

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11 Ab delghany school. When I was at high school and studying science and mathematics, I was treating my other colleagues who were studying literature, Arabic and other non-science subjects as if it’s a kind of discrimination. Maybe like I mentioned before that I feels like moving up high, travelling to the moon or creating things out of nothing when I study hard courses. When I applied at the American university in Cairo, I was intending architectural engineering even though I wasn’t good at imagination, creativity or drawing which are the main requirements or skills to keep running in this major; but this wasn’t the reason why I changed my major to construction, Probably I think the main reason I’ve made this choice is that my personality insisted on forcing me to choose the harder and the things that are a bit sophisticated, that’s why I think it could be a big problem later on for choosing the hardest way in my life without thinking critically and arrange the circumstances that suits my ability on doing these things. Nowadays, The closest people to me see me as if I’m depressed or having some problems that are stocked in my mind and I cannot remove it.

Personally, I

feel like I’m frustrated somehow or I don’t want to eat. I’m suffering from this for six months and I still don’t know how to wake up from this nightmare that I feel it especially everyday morning. If I have to analyze this problem, I would rather talk about an issue happened to me in the past six months. Maybe because I experienced love so early for about six years, and it had finished six months ago so that makes me feel depressed because I cannot move on and I’m about to change my daily routine, or maybe I’m really shocked of the bad ending. I think a young age person like if he/she experienced real love so early, and find someone who really cares about him/her as if his/her mother is caring and loves him/her more than anyone, and then everything were gone, could have the


12 same problem that is facing me right now. I don’t think that it’s something about love or I lost someone that is very close to me, because I can compare it to another problem that faced me; I lost my uncle two months ago, although I really loved him and I missed him so much, but I moved on with my life not putting so many memories on my head and thinking of him everyday and every night, I think its from the treatment that I’ve been treated for 6 years, close care, love , waking me up , being beside me on hard times , trying to make me feel like I’m something special than anyone else and I wasn’t so perfect in giving a mutual treatment as she was giving and when I tried to do so , she’s gone. I think I’m still feeling depression and prevention because I’m keeping my problems inside myself and I’m a bit afraid of getting it out for a simple reason, because in our country it’s a shame that man gets weaker when he tries to express his feeling and sufferings because of a woman. To analyze yourself you have to honest, talking to a mirror, trying to extract the deepest and the deepest, curious of what’s inside you, as if you are playing a movie of your memories and pausing the important parts in your life and connect them and trying to make as an example of a theorem and this theorem is your personality. My prime issue is that I cannot give a back to my past, I’m always trying to look at it and feel so miserable about it. I need to find a solution, I must move on because and stop building walls to hide from the truth. I shouldn’t wait too long standing on the other side of the river, I have to try to look at the bright side.

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Final Submission


14 Mostafa Abdelghany Rhet 101 Instructor Gibson Assignment # 3 Final draft 27 June 2012 The Pursuit of a Decent Future To analyze yourself you have to be honest, talking to a mirror, trying to extract the deepest and the deepest, curious of what’s inside you, as if you are playing a movie of your memories and pausing the important parts in your life and connect them and trying to make an example of a theorem and this theorem is your personality. My prime issue is that I cannot give a back to my past, I’m always trying to look at it and feel so miserable about it. I need to find a solution. Many people think of me that I’m really good at making them laugh out loud in any place, even in the classroom conferences, hard times and good times. I think of myself that I have a bit sense of humor, so why am I thinking of this? Is it because I watched comedy movies everyday, because I love to watch them and trying to incorporate my reactions with the actor’s way of making people laugh so I can make a technique in my daily life, or maybe because I inherited many sarcastic words from my father who’s everyday inspire me with his fantasy words, and no one can reflect his/her opinion on someone unless he/she appreciates or loves him/her and I think that’s what I feel towards my father, due to the respect and the esteem towards him I feel that I want to act like him. I love being able to make people laugh, smile and sometimes without

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15 Ab delghany extending in words make them contented because I feel like I do something that serves humanity; make them smile, it’s a big a thing, it could be a solution for many problems, it somehow releases stress. I don’t know why I’d love to do that to many people even people that I don’t really know well, but I really love it. Nowadays, The closest people to me see me as if I’m depressed or having some problems that are stocked in my mind and I cannot remove it, Although I’m acting as I’m always use to act, trying to make people laugh and to have fun with my jokes, draw smile on every face of the surroundings. Maybe they feel that I’m a bit frustrated because my attitudes changed a little bit and no one could realize this except the closest ones. Personally, I feel like I’m frustrated somehow or I don’t want to eat. I’m suffering from this for six months and I still don’t know how to wake up from this nightmare that I feel it especially everyday morning. If I have to analyze this problem, I would rather talk about an issue happened to me in the past six months. Maybe because I experienced love so early for about six years, and it ended up six months ago so that makes me feel depressed because I cannot move on and I’m about to change my daily routine, or maybe I’m really shocked of the bad ending. I think a young age person like me if he/she experienced real love so early, and find someone who really cares about him/her as if his/her mother is caring and loves him/her more than anyone, and then everything were gone, could have the same problem that is facing me right now. The biggest problem is that I don’t know how to move on with my life, how to forget what had happened, I felt that I was humiliated in this dirty story, I don’t know why do I always think about her everyday especially when I wake up in the morning, I always try to stalk on her Facebook account see her new updates. I start thinking why should I still think about her all the


16 time if she’s the one who left me and betrayed our relationship, maybe she did that because her family forced her to have a relationship with another guy who’s ready to propose to her anytime and marry her while I’m still on my first academic year in the university, or maybe I’m trying to manipulate with reasons and giver her excuses to free her from her crime and how she ended up such a story started while we’re on 3rd prep and she really loves him. Maybe I’m still kept with my memories because I keep remembering the treatment that I’ve been treated for 6 years, close care, love, waking me up, being beside me on hard times, trying to make me feel like I’m something special than anyone else and I wasn’t so perfect in giving a mutual treatment as she was giving and when I tried to do so, she’s gone. I think I’m still feeling depressed and prevented because I’m keeping my problems inside myself and I’m a bit afraid of getting it out for a simple reason, because in our country it’s a shame that man gets weaker when he tries to express his feeling and sufferings because of a woman. But despite of what had happened to me I’m still preserving some of my features that I mentioned in the last paragraph which is trying to be funny all the time, having some of the sense of humor, maybe to get out from the nightmare that my heart is facing right now or maybe because all the people who really loved me and cared about me are around me at this time knowing very well that I really loved her and they felt what I’m feeling so they kept beside me to empower me. People could have their ups and downs and they have to be curious to find a solution and analyze the problem very well. As was quoted by the most famous boxer Muhammad Ali life is more stronger than you are, it will keep knocking you on your knees, trying to make you a slave to your depression and your miserable memories and

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17 Ab delghany the strongest is the one who keep on receiving, resisting and trying to find a way to get out, to breath the freedom of mind stop building walls to hide from the truth. I shouldn’t wait too long standing on the other side of the river, I have to try to look at the bright side and find a solution and stop looking at the past because the best is yet to come.


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Assignment #2 Analyzing an issue (The Arabian Nightmare) First Draft

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19 Ab delghany Mostafa Abdelghany Rhet 101 Instructor Gibson Assignment #4 First draft 5/7/2012 Arabian Nightmare Going back to the past, during the two world wars and how it began with the invasion of Poland by Germany, how the military was mobilized and permitted to do anything with the civilians and how Hitler and the Nazis become the sign of evil in the modern history. If we can compare the abuse of human rights in the past and how the Nazi system was putting Jews in holocausts which some kind of gas chambers and killing all of this people, we can also link this to the present and what’s happening now from massacres in the middle east and stop at this point and say why is this happening again? , Violation is spreading in the Middle East very significantly. In the aftermaths of the war, the united nations was formed in 1949 and starting the universal declaration of human rights which it should save human rights through 30 articles and three main basis rights which are: Justice, freedom, Peace. Where are all these rights? should they issue these universal rules to save the world from future crisis and disasters and from the greed of people?? So what happened, why everyday children is killed in vain in Syria and why people in Palestine are tortured from their invaders, even why should be a term called invasion after the world war II, maybe because the Jews and the Americans who fight for the world suffered to much so they want the Arabs to feel the pain they had fell??? Where


20 are all these who are called the peace advocators to save innocent children from death because of the unspeakable atrocities violation that Israel and the US had reached??

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Second Draft


22 Mostafa Abdelghany Rhet 101 Instructor Gibson Assignment #4 2nd draft 5/7/2012 Arabian Nightmare Going back to the past, during the two world wars and how it began with the invasion of Poland by Germany, how the military was mobilized and permitted to do anything with the civilians and how Hitler and the Nazis become the sign of evil in the modern history. If we can compare the abuse of human rights in the past and how the Nazi system was putting Jews in holocausts which are some kind of gas chambers and killing all of this people, we can also link this with the present and what’s happening now from massacres in the middle east, and stop at this point and say why is this happening again? , Violation is spreading in the Middle East very significantly. In the aftermaths of the world war, the united nations was formed in 1949 and starting the universal declaration of human rights which is formed to have the main document of its obligations is to save human rights through 30 articles and three main basis rights which are: Justice, freedom, Peace. Where are all these rights? should they issue these universal rules to save the world from future crisis and disasters and from the greed of people?? So what happened, why everyday children is killed in vain in Syria and why people in Palestine are tortured from their invaders, even why should be a term called invasion after World war II, maybe because the Jews and the Americans who fight for the world suffered to

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23 Ab delghany much so they want Arabs to feel the pain they had fell??? Where are all these who are called the peace advocators to save innocent children from death because of the unspeakable atrocities violation that Israel and the US had reached?? In an article called Nazi Israel…Indeed the writer is making a comparison between the past and the present, and the similarities between Hitler and his Nazi system and the Israel invasion now in Palestine. He started by mentioning how many neighbor countries Germany was invading and ruling them and how Israel is totally invaded its neighbor countries like Palestine, Syria , Jordon and Egypt and also it have a great impact on the invasion of other countries, let’s stick with this point , does this means that Israel is trying to repeat the past trying to vanish the middle east and devoted it for its own sake by fighting and extend its colonies and prepare for another world war to rule the world like the Nazi did ?? Or because after the Jews had taken their rights and they have now the right to live and express your opinion freely and Israel become on of the developed countries in the region and in the whole world, it’s now afraid since it’s between the middle east which is all about Arab countries , so to secure itself it attacks neighbor countries to terrify with its power??


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Third Draft

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25 Ab delghany Mostafa Abdelghany Rhet 101 Instructor Gibson Assignment #4 Third draft 5/7/2012 The Arabian Nightmare Going back to the past, during the two world wars and how it began with the invasion of Poland by Germany, how the military was mobilized and permitted to do anything with the civilians and how Hitler and the Nazis became the sign of evil in the modern history. If we can analyze the abuse of human rights in the past and how the Nazi system was putting Jews in holocausts which are some kind of gas chambers and killing all of this people, we can also link this with the present and what’s happening now from massacres in the middle east, and stop at this point and say why is this happening again? , Violation is spreading in the Middle East very significantly. In the aftermaths of the world war, the united nations was formed in 1949 and starting the universal declaration of human rights which is formed to have the main document of its obligations is to save human rights through 30 articles and three main basis rights which are: Justice, freedom, Peace. Where are all these rights? Did they issue these universal rules to save the world from future crisis and disasters and from the greed of people?? So what happened, why everyday children are killed in vain in Syria and why people in Palestine are tortured from their invaders, why did the U.S, which is the most powerful country in the world, invade Iraq and stole many of the petrol reserves they have?? Even why should be a term


26 called invasion after World war II, maybe because the Jews and the Americans who fight for the world suffered too much so they want Arabs to feel the pain they had fell??? Why Arabs specifically, why should they be abused in the whole world in their beliefs, religions and race? Why terrorism defines the Arab people? Even the media is against them. Is that because the majority of them are weak countries and don’t have a nuclear weapon or a powerful hands to defend themselves? Where are all those who are called the peace advocators in the United Nations to save innocent children from death because of the unspeakable atrocities violation that Israel and the US had reached?? In an article called Nazi Israel…Indeed the writer is making a comparison between the past and the present, and the similarities between Hitler and his Nazi system and the Israel invasion now in Palestine (The article is totally unbiased since its talking about Richard Falk the American professor of international law at Princeton University who went to visit Gaza and was detained at the airport). He started by mentioning how Germany was invading many neighbor countries and ruling them, and how Israel is totally invaded its neighbor countries like Palestine, Syria, Jordon and Egypt and also it have a great impact on the invasion of other countries. Let’s stick with this point, does this means that Israel is trying to repeat the past trying to vanish the middle east and devoted it for its own sake by fighting and extend its colonies and prepare for another world war to rule the world like the Nazis did?? Or because after the Jews had taken their rights and they have now the right to live and express their opinion freely and Israel became on of the developed countries in the region and in the whole world, it’s now afraid since it’s between the middle east which is all about Arab countries, so to secure itself, it attacks neighbor countries to terrify them with its power?? Or because of their

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27 Ab delghany historical and religious beliefs they are trying to defend their land from foreigners (Palestinians) because they cannot give up to take every branch in the land that god had provided them with. If this related to a religious view, is Judaism accepts killing innocent people resisting extinction, hoping to live for their own children? Going back to the comparison between the rate of death in the world war and the Israel-Palestine conflicts; approximately 5-6 million Jews were killed in the holocaust while the writer is mentioning that 1.5 million Palestinians only in Gaza including women, children and old people were killed in cold blood without any war, and still the united states is providing Israel with weapons of mass destruction to terrify the region or what they are claiming, to protect themselves from the treachery of the Arabs. If we analyze the Middle East’s issue, is that because the religious conflicts or an old vengeance or just greedy thoughts for a huge empire?? Egypt is in an unstable political situation, the evil oppressor Bashar el asad is oppressing Syrians, labia have a huge economical gap, and the Palestinian situation still increasing. Is that because of the United States and its hands on the United Nations, or because the Arab spring deserves to be killed?? Its not about a definite region, its about humanity, we’re all humans we should cooperate with each to reduce war and try to make a better future for a new generation. Many soldiers refuse to involve in many deadly clashes and they forced to do so, and this is the biggest problem , they are not machine men to be controlled by a dictator , greed person or organization all what they want is to have a biggest part for its self, its not a cake , it’s life , many women lost their sons and children for in war. Indeed we don’t need to develop science or technology more than exploring people’s heart especially the ones


28 who are not having their to live in their own planet. The conflicts between countries and regions is the major catalyst for creating terrorism, there should be an equality, they should create an honest union for human rights. If we are all have slightly differences in religion, race or even color, we’re all created with the same thing, we’re all humans.

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29 Ab delghany Work Cited Akleh, Elias. “ NAZI ISRAEL…INDEED.” DesertPeace. 23rd December 2008. 23rd December 2008. References: http://desertpeace.wordpress.com/2008/12/23/nazi-israel-indeed/


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Final Submission

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31 Ab delghany Mostafa Abdelghany Rhet 101 Instructor Gibson Assignment #4 Final draft 5/7/2012 The Arabian Nightmare We can see by going back to the past during the two World Wars, that they had begun with the invasion of Poland by Germany with the military being mobilized and permitted to do anything with the civilians. It was clear that Hitler and the Nazis had become the sign of evil in modern history. If we can analyze the abuse of human rights in the past and how the Nazi system was putting Jews in holocausts which are some kind of gas chambers and killing all of this people, we can also link this with the present and what’s happening now from massacres in the Middle East. Violation is spreading in the Middle East very significantly. Does this mean that the World War and the universal victory of the U.S are not for saving human rights, but a beginning of a new empire that wants to prove itself in front of the whole world? In the aftermaths of the World War, the United Nations was formed in 1949 and began to write the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was formed to have the major basis is to save human rights which are: Justice, Freedom and Peace. Where are all these rights? Did they issue these universal rules to save the world from future crises and disasters and from the greed of people or to pretend that they are the guardians of the earth? So what happened? Why are children everyday killed in vain in Syria and why are people in Palestine tortured from


32 their invaders? Why did the U.S, which is the most powerful country in the world, invaded Iraq and stole many of their petrol reserves? Why should there even be a term called invasion after World War II? Maybe because the Jews and the Americans who fought for the world suffered too much so they want Arabs to feel the pain they had felt, as if they are extracting out their anger on someone who’s weaker than them. If we analyze this issue and link it with the previous question (where is the United Nations from these tragic incidents?) we can say that the United States of America which is the one who controls the United Nations, permits Israel to do what it wants to do; enforcing nuclear weapons, killing people in Palestine, frightening the neighboring countries. And if we pause and start to observe the desire of America of giving Israel the green card, the answer is very obvious, In fact Israel is controlling more than 50% of the institutions in the States which means that without this country America is down. Why Arabs specifically? Why should they be abused in the whole world in their beliefs, religions and race? Why terrorism defines the Arab people? Even the media is against them. Is that because the majority of them are weak countries and don’t have a nuclear weapons to defend themselves? Where are all those who are called the peace advocators in the United Nations to save innocent children from death because of the unspeakable atrocities violation that Israel and the US had reached?? In an article called Nazi Israel…Indeed the writer is making a comparison between the past and the present, and the similarities between Hitler and his Nazi system and the Israeli invasion now in Palestine (The article seems to be unbiased since its talking about Richard Falk the American professor of international law at Princeton University who went to visit Gaza and was detained at the airport). He started by

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33 Ab delghany mentioning Germany invading many neighboring countries and ruling them, and how Israel is totally invading Palestine and also it has a great impact on the invasion of other countries. Let’s stick with this point: does this mean that Israel is trying to repeat the past by attempting to dispose of the Middle East and enslaving its countries for its own sake, by threatening them and preparing for another world war to rule the world like the Nazis did? Or because after the Jews had taken their rights and they have now the right to live and express their opinion freely and Israel became one of the developed countries in the region and in the whole world, it’s now afraid since it’s between the Middle East which is all about Arab countries, so to secure itself, it attacks neighbor countries to terrify them with its power? Or because of their historical and religious beliefs they are trying to defend their land from foreigners (Palestinians) because they cannot give up to take every branch in the land that god had provided them with. If this related to a religious view, does Judaism accept killing innocent people? Going back to the comparison between the rate of death in the world war and the Israel-Palestine conflicts; approximately 5-6 million Jews were killed in the holocaust while the writer is mentioning that 1.5 million Palestinians only in Gaza including women, children and old people were killed in cold blood without any war, and still the United States is providing Israel with weapons of mass destruction to terrify the region or what they are claiming, to protect themselves from the treachery of the Arabs. If we analyze the Middle East’s issue, does that happen because the religious conflicts or an old vengeance or just greedy thoughts for a huge empire? The world should come up with solutions that fit all opinions and recommendations. First, they have to clean up the mess that the media has done to the rights of Arabs. Media has to show


34 people what is happening in the Middle East exactly to grab the attention of the world in order to call for their rights and help them. The United Nations should stop being biased to the U.S (unfortunately its pretending that it’s biased to human rights), because on the long run if any issue happened with any developed or powerful country in Europe or Asia, and they keep standing beside the States and Israel the issue will be developed and will result into a cold war like what is happening now in Iraq. The United Nations must do two things: change its location, and its members must be represented by every country in the world even the small and the weak ones. Talking about Palestine, if America really need to achieve justice, they have to compensate the loss of the properties caused by the expulsion of Palestinians refugees by giving and providing them with financial aids and money to build their own land , at least to reduce the conflicts and the deadly clashes. Its not about a definite region, its about humanity. We’re all humans. we should cooperate with each to reduce war and try to make a better future for a new generation. Soldiers are not machine men to be controlled by a dictator, greed person or organization all what it wants is to have a biggest part for its self, its not a cake, it’s life, many women lost their sons and children in war. Indeed we don’t need to develop science or technology more than exploring people’s heart especially the ones who are not having their right to live in their own planet. The conflicts between countries and regions are the major catalyst for creating terrorism. There should be equality. They should create an honest union for human rights.

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35 Ab delghany Work Cited Akleh, Elias. “ NAZI ISRAEL…INDEED.”DesertPeace. 23rd December 2008. 23rd December 2008.

http://desertpeace.wordpress.com/2008/12/23/nazi-israel-indeed/


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Assignment #3 Analyzing An Event (Rumors and Complex Thoughts) First Draft

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Rumors and Complex Thoughts Egypt is witnessing the first presidential elections since it declared its independence in 1954. The Egyptian people went for the first time to elect whoever seems to them capable of leading the country to a brighter future. In the second round of the presidential elections Mohamed Morsy the freedom and Justice Islamic candidate and Ahmed Shafiq the last prime minister of Egypt under Mubarak’s rule went head to head seeking to become the first president after the Egyptian revolution. The results of the voting are supposed to be announced on Thursday by the government officials and the two candidates are supposed to be silent until the results are announced. However a couple of hours after 12am on Tuesday Mohamed Morsy’s campaign started to announce that they won and gave statistics to prove it. However if we look up close one could notice that this is against the law and is not appropriate in any way or form due to many reasons that will be discussed in this essay. Several articles started popping up in the internet declaring Morsy


38 the winner of the presidential elections. Ahmed Abo Zeid wrote an article on a site called Egypt.com announcing that Morsy won. First, he starts the essay saying that Morsy’s campaign announced that he has won and that this is a confirmed fact. This is ethically wrong because the writer is using the campaign as a verified source of information and the campaign itself is biased and we can’t use their announcements until the government confirms the results. The he started saying that the campaign has official papers from the judges in the election halls that declare Morsy as the winner. First of all this was announced on the 19th of June and at the time Cairo judges didn’t finish counting the votes and second the judges can’t give any papers to the campaign, they can simply give them numbers at the very most. The information that the writer is portraying is false and faulty Then he started saying that these numbers will be announced by the campaign to the public soon and he said that Morsy won by 52% of the votes and Ahmed shafiq won b 48%. Again these statistics can’t be seenas true because the campaign doesn’t have any legal authority to do so. This essay is not supporting Shafiq in any way or form, but Shafiq and his campaign showed respect to the laws of the government and was silent, awaiting the results of the elections. In the end we are a legal country and the law has to be respected, and from the start Morsy is showing self ego even before the final results are announced.

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39 Ab delghany These elections are one of a kind in Egypt’s history and the Egyptian people are contributing in the elections positively. Morsy’s campaign started announcing that it won the presidential elections. Even if Morsy is the winner he has to respect the law because he is an Egyptian citizen and has to abide to the law. Members of the public have to be aware and they shouldn’t listen to what some people and articles are saying about the winner. They have to wait until the results are announced by a legal entity represented in the supreme committee of Elections. If we stop obeying the law Egypt will be in chaos.


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Egypt is witnessing the first presidential elections since it declared its independence in 1954. The Egyptian people went for the first time to elect whoever seems to them capable of leading the country to a brighter future. In the second round of the presidential elections Mohamed Morsy the freedom and Justice Islamic candidate and Ahmed Shafiq the last prime minister of Egypt under Mubarak’s rule went head to head seeking to become the first president after the Egyptian revolution. The results of the voting are supposed to be announced on Thursday by the government officials and the two candidates are supposed to be silent until the results are announced. However a couple of hours after 12am on Tuesday Mohamed Morsy’s campaign started to announce that they won and gave statistics to prove it. However if we look up close one could notice that this is against the law and is not appropriate in any way or form due to many reasons that will be discussed in this essay.


42 Several articles started popping up in the internet declaring Morsy the winner of the presidential elections. Ahmed Abo Zeid wrote an article on a site called Egypt.com announcing that Morsy won. First, he starts the essay saying that Morsy’s campaign announced that he has won and that this is a confirmed fact. This is ethically wrong because the writer is using the campaign as a verified source of information and the campaign itself is biased and we can’t use their announcements until the government confirms the results. The he started saying that the campaign has official papers from the judges in the election halls that declare Morsy as the winner. First of all this was announced on the 19th of June and at the time Cairo judges didn’t finish counting the votes and second the judges can’t give any papers to the campaign, they can simply give them numbers at the very most. The information that the writer is portraying is false and faulty Then he started saying that these numbers will be announced by the campaign to the public soon and he said that Morsy won by 52% of the votes and Ahmed shafiq won b 48%. Again these statistics can’t be seenas true because the campaign doesn’t have any legal authority to do so. This essay is not supporting Shafiq in any way or form, but Shafiq and his campaign showed respect to the laws of the government and were silent, awaiting the results of the elections. In the end we are a legal country and the law has to be respected, and from the start Morsy is showing self ego even before the final results are announced. These elections are one of a kind in Egypt’s history and the Egyptian

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43 Ab delghany people are contributing in the elections positively. Morsy’s campaign started announcing that it won the presidential elections. Even if Morsy is the winner he has to respect the law because he is an Egyptian citizen and has to abide to the law. Members of the public have to be aware and they shouldn’t listen to what some people and articles are saying about the winner. They have to wait until the results are announced by a legal entity represented in the supreme committee of Elections. If we stop obeying the law Egypt will be in chaos Also In another article, at globalpost.com, they are writing about the way how muslim brotherhood are saying that their candidate Mohamed morsy has won the presidential elections by 52.5% while his opponent shafiq ( the Hosni’s Mubarak last prime minister as the article mentioned to prove that he was a significant figure in the old regime) secured 47.5%. As the article mentioned Reuters quoted that Morsi is the first elected civilian president of Egypt and that takes people to the past and the proving that Egypt was under the rule of the military from the era of Abdelnasser and Mohamed nagib and the president of peace anwar el sadat until the former president hosny Mubarak. The article mentioned that after a year and a half of witnessing democracy , freedom of opinion and view , the SCAF saved the legitimacy for itself by issuing some rules in the constitution to guarantee their run of the country without any authority higher than them in order not to be trialed


44 People dream and the youth who sacrificed their life for this moment need their rights and whoever comes to sit on the throne has to put into consideration that his people are monitoring him.

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46 Mostafa Abdelghany Rhet 101 Instructor Gibson Assignment #2 Final draft 27/6/2012 Rumors and Complex thoughts Egypt is witnessing the first presidential elections since it declared its independence in 1954. The Egyptian people went for the first time to elect whoever seems to them capable of leading the country to a brighter future. In the second round of the presidential elections, Mohamed Morsy the freedom and Justice Islamic candidate and Ahmed Shafiq the last prime minister of Egypt under Mubarak’s rule went head to head seeking to become the first president after the Egyptian revolution. The results of the voting are supposed to be announced on Thursday 21th by the government officials and the two candidates are supposed to be silent until the results are announced. However a couple of hours after 12am on Tuesday Mohamed Morsy’s campaign started to announce that they won and gave statistics to prove it. However if we look up close one could notice that this is against the law and is not appropriate in any way or form due to many reasons that will be discussed in this essay. Several articles started popping up on the Internet declaring Morsy the winner of the presidential elections. Ahmed Abo Zeid wrote an article on a site called Egypt.com announcing that Morsy won. First, he started the essay saying that Morsy’s campaign announced that he has won and that this is a confirmed fact. This was ethically wrong

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47 Ab delghany because the writer is using the campaign as a verified source of information and the campaign itself is biased and we can’t use their announcements until the government confirms the results. The he started saying that the campaign has official papers from the judges in the election halls that declare Morsy as the winner. First of all this was announced on the 19th of June and at the time Cairo judges didn’t finish counting the votes and second the judges can’t give any papers to the campaign, they can simply give them numbers at the very most. Although, we’ve witnessed how Morsy has won the elections but the information that the writer was portraying were false and faulty since it wasn’t official and Cairo is supposed to have the highest number of votes and these votes could have changed everything upside down. Then he started saying that these numbers will be announced by the campaign to the public soon and he said that Morsy won by 52% of the votes and Ahmed shafiq won by 48%. Again these statistics can’t be seen as true because the campaign doesn’t have any legal authority to do so. This essay is not supporting Shafiq in any way or form, but Shafiq and his campaign showed respect to the laws of the government and were silent, awaiting the results of the elections. In the end we are a legal country and the law has to be respected, and from the start Morsy is showing self-ego even before the final results are announced. These elections are one of a kind in Egypt’s history and the Egyptian people are contributing in the elections positively. Morsy’s campaign started announcing that it won the presidential elections. Even if they knew and were sure that their candidate Morsy is the winner, he has to respect the law because he is an Egyptian citizen and has to abide to the law. Members of the public have to be aware and they shouldn’t listen to what some people and articles are saying about the winner. They have to wait until the results are


48 announced by a legal entity represented in the supreme committee of Elections. If we stop obeying the law Egypt will be in chaos. Also In another article, at globalpost.com, Reuters quoted that Morsy is the first elected civilian president of Egypt and that takes people to the past and the proof that Egypt was under the rule of the military from the era of Abdelnasser and Mohamed Nagib and the president of peace Anwar el Sadat until the former president Hosny Mubarak. Also the article mentioned that after a year and a half of witnessing democracy, freedom of opinion and view, the SCAF saved the legitimacy for itself by issuing some rules in the constitution to empower their authority; like the dissolution of people’s assembly and running the martial law in the streets which could be defined like the military trials, to keep tracking their mission of running the country without any power higher than them. It could be obvious that when the leaders of the SCAF felt that Morsy with all these statistics was about to won, they should put these rules in order not to be trialed by the heads of the Muslims brotherhood, or maybe it could be smart from them not to put hands on judges and not to fraud the elections in order to have a compromise between people’s desire and their fears and they ran the elections and left Morsy to win. People dream and the youth who sacrificed their life for this moment need their rights and the era of the old regime is totally ended even the last one in the elections Ahmed shafiq, even if the majority are opposing Morsy and all the Muslims brotherhood and they voted for him only to get rid of the old regime, they shouldn’t be afraid from them. Morsy the new Egyptian president who was fairly and for the first time came from

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50 Works Cited Abou zeid, Ahmed. “ Muslims brotherhood claims that their candidate won.” Egypt.com. 20 June 2012. 20 june 2012. “Muslim brother hood says that mohammed morsy won the presidential elections. ” globalpost. 18 June 2012. 21 June 2012. http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/egypt/120618/muslimbrotherhood-mohammed-morsi-egypts-presidential-mursi-morsy http://news.egypt.com/arabic/permalink/2344729.html

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Collage A collage is like a piece of art that inspires the audience. Imagine you have some pictures and you want to express the feeling that these are the memories that cannot be forgotten, left or thrown from your mind, you want to say, “ I love them!” Why shouldn’t you collect all these pictures and try to organize them in a way to come up with a big heart that signifies how much the pictures move and stir your emotions. That’s what a collage is about, trying to integrate many different things together to form one big thing. It’s creative. If you haven’t tried this before, I’m sure you will be excited. Try it!

Mostafa Abdelghany. ********** People’s opinion on someone’s character differs from one and another. ********** I don’t know if these people in front of me are admiring my beauty or they are looking at me as if I’m a small creature that could be unique to them. ********** People in Egypt need to be changed. That’s so weird. ********** Situation in Egypt now is absolutely unstable. ********** blown up my mind. ********** To be honest ********** They are the only responsible for the corruption. ********** I don’t know what to believe, but what I really believe that many people’s heart are dead from now on, they refuse to be slaves anymore, they want to live, Indeed, they need to live because it’s their right to live. ********** It’s been a long time ago, people changed right?!! ********** I begin with my personality. ********** I took myself into a very long trip and Ignored the main topic which is the analysis, I Had a little bit sense of humor style and what’s make me distinguish is that I can throw out a word on the right time that make all people laugh, I’m a person who


58 could have more than one goal and create goal that I wasn’t expecting to go through my mind. ********** Frustration many times takes over me and pushes me to my breaking point and shout out loud “ WHYYY! , WHY!!! Is this happening to me”. ********** I worked so hard in the last semester as you told me and you were hoping that this would happen. ********** I didn’t let you down and I’m so grateful that you told me to have a nice holiday to the beach. ********** I need to feel like I did something new. ********** I was very confused of choosing a suitable engineering major. ********** Oh my god! What also should I come up with to make an outstanding sentence!!!! ********** I like flowing in the breeze. ********** It sounds good right? ! ********** What makes me distinguish. ********** I Feel that I sacrifice my life to create a new story that could reach a pursuit of happiness. ********** Do not underestimate people’s dreams. ********** I was threatening you day by day! ********** You can be straight and ask me without mentioning or trying to make ridicules introduction, Idiot! ********** I appreciate your attention. **********

To put in a nutshell, I’m combining the sentences that I really loved and didn’t expect to write like this, it comes out spontaneously, a free writing could describe your character very quickly. Try to make the sentence that are slightly similar together, combine them, try to create a new meaning that could be useful, you can create a profound one , overwhelm your ideas. Everyone is an artist.

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