The “Syrian Islamic Council” (opposition) issued a statement entitled “Statement on Ramadan soap operas” urging people to fill the holy month with good deeds and warning them not to follow the Ramadan series, as “This can lead to fraud and deception. traps set up by the regime.”
The title of the statement does not specify any kind of series, while in its paragraphs it says: “The criminal regime uses this soft power to spread and embellish shamelessness”, but the council’s reasons for exposing this power are summarized in provocative scenes. of improper attack, which encourages rebellion against the values of society. ” The departure from the innate and legitimate relationship between the sexes and the destruction of the constants of our Syrian society. people, and another appears immersed in debauchery and spending money on cheap pleasures; What distorts the aspirations of young people .. ”for“ distorting ancient and modern history and falsifying personalities, leading to (and terrible!) Distorting the image of religious people, especially scholars, by showing them ordinary people , naive away from time. , or by labeling them as terrorists and accusing them of employment. ”
The reasons mentioned in the statement are very weak, it is not a revelation to say that the creative work, the content of which is not determined by some scandalous scenes or kidnapped characters. It may happen that a drunk is just a victim, then who said that every drunk is full of evils! and most importantly; The movie or series is a set of interrelated relationships and structures that all together lead to meaning. You can not get the content of the series from a cut dialogue, a scene or from the clothes of an actress and it is unlikely that the “Council” had used experts and specialists to determine the direction of television work. if this really happened.
What is dangerous in the statement is that those reasons can be found, even as a possibility, in a drama against the regime, which means that the statement includes, under the pretext of opposing the regime, any creative opportunity.
There is nothing in this drama that deserves to be defended, most of it is already in the ditch. What matters is to protect freedom of speech and eating.
The “Syrian Islamic Council”, as its spokesman said, wanted to record a position on history, even if no one took it.
The first is to tell people, “You know best about your worldly affairs.”
In a half-length monologue (about four minutes in an episode of no more than 30 minutes), the top ISIS prince in the “Baltoo ‘al-Ruh” series, Sheikh Nassar, speaks as a narrator; He asks if it would have been possible for his organization to have emerged had it not been for the US invasion of Iraq, Iran’s support for Shiite militias in non-Arab countries, and the establishment of the “Brotherhood” in Egypt, Libya, Tunisia. and Morocco. The sheikh admits that his organization was opportunistic and he took advantage of all this. He adds: “Each side used us to intimidate the other side. I mean, when we enter Mosul and find the weapon of the Iraqi army, it is up to us to raise it in front of the Shiites and the Turks buy oil from us to offer us support and to facilitate the smuggling route, hit the Kurds on their behalf, even when we do work in Sinai and find weapons coming to us from the right and from the left like rice, for Egypt remains exhausted and has no list. Even in Europe, we are met by its air that opens closed doors for us to carry out raids in France, Belgium and others. All the time, meet people who like the existence of the “Islamic State”, the last people you can expect. “You reach out to them when you need to, but you do not want to close your eyes to them.”
The sheikh says that the sermon, then enters his office, opens a bag that was trapped, and it explodes and destroys the whole place.
The monologue, if it can be considered as such, is weak and unjustified. The sheikh showed no sign of hesitation or wavering that would suggest a transformation or narrative of this kind. even Oedipus, then, can not speak of a tragic figure who has been transformed by an act of circumstances and events.
Most importantly, the speech is purely political, a kind of trial and condemnation of the organization, but it is the logic of the opponents. The words seem intrusive, despite the series’s nose, though the facts and other details are enough to make the viewer feel worse about them.
It seems that the sponsors of the series wanted to force the idea into people’s heads.
This is political guidance, not drama.
Syrian actress loyal to Bashar al-Assad’s regime, Solaf Fawakherji, wrote on her Facebook page: “April 24 is the anniversary of the Armenian genocide. And the massacres of the Ottoman Empire against Armenians, Syrians, Assyrians, Chaldeans, Greeks, Alawites, Yazidis, Kurds and Circassians.
Beautiful is this interest in public affairs, his concern spread to all poles of the earth.
But be careful, star, did it fall from you, and do you remember and keep the archive of the massacres, did any massacre fall from you ?!
Voice of the Occupied Territory
The descriptions that can be given of the transformations of Egypt under the Sisi regime are narrow. He (Sisi) can summarize the whole story, when a person like him inherits the battles and sufferings of the Egyptians.
Yesterday we received news about a new program for (former) broadcaster and reporter Tariq Abdel-Jaber. This name has been known to the Egyptians for many years on an official channel, and the expression “Tariq Abdel-Jaber was with you from the occupied land” remained. In the month of Ramadan they were surprised when he introduced a cooking program called “Chef Tariq” on one of their channels.
In his first episode Abdel Jaber tells how the idea of the new program was born. He is not ashamed to say that he was preparing for a program called “Correspondent” and apparently would treat his long experience as a reporter from occupied territories.
During the preparation, the administration suggested something to him about cooking, told him: “No reporter, no empty talk” and he spoke accordingly! The man was surprised at first, but they insisted: Let’s try. And here he continues to introduce the cooking program from the beginning of the month.
Abdel-Jaber had criticized what he called Sis’s “coup” when he was abroad, but he later sought to return to Egypt, and we do not know exactly what the price was. At least one can find an interview with Wael al-Abrashi, in which he states that he was not convinced of what he said about the coup and the rule of the army. Al-Abrashi’s performance was very humiliating at the time and it is no secret that interviewing, confessing and pleading guilty were purely intelligence.
Journalist, Voice of the Occupied Territory and critic of the Sisi regime in today’s poor cooking program. We do not know where the Sisi regime and the Egyptians will go.