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Feb 25, 2011
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Mubarak's Narcissism: Egyptian TV Channel Reveals that Stripes on Former President's Suit Are Composed of His Name

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Source: ON TV (Egypt)

Following are excerpts from an interview with Egyptian psychiatrist Ahmad Okasha, which aired on ON TV on February 25, 2011:

Presenter: I would like to show you a picture. People, please show the picture or President Mubarak on the screen. If you could please look at the monitor, the fatigue is clearly evident.

But before we do a close-up on the face, let us do a close-up on the suit. Maybe you can't see this clearly from where you are sitting...

The picture [of Mubarak] came from Reuters. The stripes on the suit consist of the English words "Hosny Mubarak" repeated: Hosny Mubarak, Hosny Mubarak, Hosny Mubarak, Hosny Mubarak...

Egyptian psychiatrist Ahmad Okasha: This is something I never expected...

Presenter: We noticed this when we enlarged the image...

Ahmad Okasha: Before you continue, let us take a look at his face, so you can relate to his fatigue as well.

Presenter: Let us see a close-up of the face. The fatigue is evident on the face of the president, in the final moments of his life... that is, of his rule...

Ahmad Okasha: What we see here is scorn, arrogance, and narcissism. Someone who writes his name on the jacket of his suit... This is a kind of pompousness, which occurs only when an individual feels that his rule is absolute, and he begins to believe that he embodies... There is no Egypt – I am Egypt. When someone sits on the throne for such a long time, he and the throne become one.


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