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Ay oh whey oh.

I’ve studied things Egyptic
Those writings weird and cryptic
Upon the tombs that dot Sahara’s sands
I’ve solved each strange inscription
Left by each wise Egyptian
And hold the mystic secret in my hands
The Irish were Egyptians long ago
Just read between the lines and you will know

It must have been the Irish who built the Pyramids
For no one else could carry up the bricks
It must have been a Doyle who dug the river Nile
For no one but an Irishman would fight a crocodile

I think these Micks were Turks Mohammedans and Ghurks
They speak of “Irish Turkey” till today
Cleopatra was a colleen who came from Connemara
She lost her nationality while roaming in Sahara

The Irish Were Egyptians Long Ago, (1940)

Pharaoh nuff.

Via Baylor University

Thanks Historical Dub

Ibrahim Halawa before his arrest with his sisters, from left: Fatima, Omaima and Somaia.

From top: Ibrahim Halawa moments after the verdict and Irish Consul at the Irish Embassy in Cairo Shane Gleeson (gesturing to Ibrahim)

This just in,

Declan Walsh tweetz:

Irish citizen Ibrahim Halawa and his three sisters have been acquitted of all charges by an anti-terrorism court outside Cairo.

Ibrahim Halawa, moments after his acquittal. He jumped with joy, hugged fellow prisoners and had tears in his eyes…

Irish consul Shane Gleeson gestures to Ibrahim Halawa, Irishman imprisoned in Egypt for 4 years, after his acquittal…

In fairness.


Somaia Halawa, Ibrahim’s sister, said:

“We are delighted at today’s verdict. Our entire family are overjoyed at the result and we now look forward to seeing Ibrahim return home as soon as possible.

We would like to extend our thanks to all those who tirelessly campaigned and fought for Ibrahim’s release.


Darragh Mackin, of KRW LAW solicitor to Ibrahim Halawa said:

“Today marks the end to what has been a turbulent four years. Throughout that time Ibrahim Halawa and his family have tirelessly fought for his freedom – and today’s verdict is a true testament to their hard work and dedication. Ibrahim and his family have been vindicated by today’s verdict.

We now look forward to seeing Ibrahim return home to his family in the coming days, and will be actively engaging with the Irish and Egyptian Government to ensure that happens without any further delay.”


President Michael D Higgins said:

“As President of Ireland I welcome the news that Ibrahim Halawa and his three sisters have today been acquitted of all charges brought against him, and them, in what has been a prolonged, distressing and draining experience.

Today’s decision brings to an end a long ordeal that Ibrahim, his family, friends and legal team have been put through.

I am sure Ibrahim’s family are looking forward to the moment that Ibrahim will return to his home and loved ones.

I am sure they will have been sustained by the support of all those who have campaigned for his release over the last four years.

It is appropriate, also, to acknowledge at this time the important efforts of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the staff at Ireland’s embassy in Cairo.”

Statement by President Michael D. Higgins welcoming the acquittal of Ibrahim Halawa

Ibrahim Halawa

Aaron Rogan, of The Times Ireland edition, reports:

The process of returning Ibrahim Halawa to Ireland after four years in an Egyptian prison will start next week following the conclusion of his trial.

The judge in the case announced yesterday that he would deliver his verdict on Monday. Regardless of the ruling, Mr Halawa’s return home is expected to be secured.

President Sisi of Egypt has promised the Irish government that he will grant Mr Halawa clemency and allow him to leave if he is convicted.

Irish officials in Cairo will seek to have that process started as soon as a verdict is delivered. Mr Halawa, 21, from Firhouse in south Dublin, has been in prison in Cairo since 2013.

Halawa’s return home to be confirmed by Egypt within day (Aaron Rogan, The Times Ireland edition)


This morning.

The Embassy of Egypt, Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

Today marks three years since Ibrahim Halawa’s detention without trial in Egypt.

Thanks Gemma



A letter from Ibrahim Halawa to his family friends and ireland

I am sorry it has been 3 years

DAD, I am sorry that for 3 years your son has been taken away from you without being able to see him. I am sorry that you raised me to be righteous and ambitious, I am sorry you wake up every morning knowing that you might never see me again. I am sorry it has been 3 years.

Mom, I’m sorry that for 3 years you have been chasing me from prison to prison. I am sorry that you saw me dragged just because you wanted an extra minute to make sure your your son is fine. I’m sorry you can’t be happy with me like most mothers. I’m sorry it has been three years.

Nosaiba, Ahmed, Somaia, Khadija, Fatima and omaima. I am sorry I couldn’t be there as a brother for you. I am sorry I couldn’t be an uncle for your kids. Somaia and Omaima, I am sorry I couldn’t be at your wedding to take by your hand and make it the best day of your life. I am sorry that standing up for rights had us split up. I am sorry it has been three years.

Anas my friend, I’m sorry that our plan we drew for ourselves in primary school has ended before it started. I am sorry I can’t be you best friend. I am sorry it has been 3 years.

Ireland, I’m sorry I’ve been away from you for 3 years. I’m sorry I can’t see your kind people. I’m sorry I can’t see your bright green colour. I’m sorry I can’t walk your beautiful mountains. I’m sorry I can’t breathe your reviving air.

I’m sorry I can’t soak from you pure rain drops. I’m sorry I can’t watch the city as it gets busy early in the morning. I’m sorry I can’t live the happiness of the villages around Ireland. I’m sorry I can’t watch the blue sea from your high cliffs. I’m sorry it has been 3 years.

Irish people, I’m sorry that for 3 years you have been fighting for my release. I’m sorry for the years I have missed between you. I’m sorry for missing out on all the Irish gatherings. I’m sorry I was stolen away from the warmth of the Irish laughter.

I’m sorry for a limitless language expressing limitless feelings, but I’m fighting for what you thought me to die for. I’m fighting for other to gain democracy like back home. I’m sorry that I am willing to die for freedom. I am sorry it has been three years.

Ibrahim Halawa
August 17, 2016

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Previously: Ibrahim Halawa on Broadsheet