From the archive of Abdelrahim Ali

Abdel-Rehim Ali exposes Eng. Mamdouh Hamza’s conspiracy against Egypt

Abdelrehim Aly

Abdel-Rehim Ali, Egyptian thinker, CEO of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies in Paris, and Editor-in-Chief for Al-Bawaba Newspaper, has civil engineer and political activist Mamdouh Hamza has conspired against Egypt.

In 2020, Egypt’s Supreme State Security Criminal Court sentenced Hamza to six months in prison for inciting violence and spreading fake news aiming to undermine the country’s stability and security.

The court also added Hamza, Monday, on the terrorists list.

The Public Prosecution accused Hamza of committing a terror crime by trying to cause civil unrest using his social media accounts.

He also faces charges of resisting the authorities while carrying out their duties and posting fake news on his personal Twitter account.

In its ruling, the court linked Hamza’s tweet to the clashes on the island, which left one resident dead and 19 others injured, according to the Health Ministry, while 37 police personnel were reported injured by the Interior Ministry.

In his program, Ali said Hamza exists since 2011, adding that there was a dispute between him and the Minister of Housing during the Mubarak era, and he was accused of assassinating some political figures, then he returned in 2011 and questionably participated in the January 25 revolution.

As for Hamza’s rant about the New Suez Canal project, Ali wondered if Hamza kept saying it was a futile project that would waste money, why did he want his company to take part in its construction.

He further stressed that Hamza is just a consultant working in the field of engineering, but he loves the spotlight. According to Ali, Hamza pretends knowledge always talks about what he does not understand.

He left his work in cement and concrete for political theorizing.  Ali also broadcast records of two phone calls between Hamza, one with one of Mubarak’s regime’s remnants and the other one with young protesters.

The odd things was that Hamza was supporting both sides in both phone calls.

The Supreme State Security Prosecution charged Hamza earlier of inciting terrorist crimes by using force and violence, disturbing public order, and obstructing authorities to perform their duties, through his personal account on Twitter. 

The 2011 Egyptian revolution, also known as the 25 January revolution began on 25 January 2011 and spread across Egypt.

It consisted of demonstrations, marches, occupations of plazas, non-violent civil resistance, acts of civil disobedience and strikes, as Millions of protesters from a range of socio-economic and religious backgrounds demanded the overthrow of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. 

On 11 February 2011, Vice President Omar Suleiman announced that Mubarak resigned as president, turning power over to the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF).