Greenville Residents Speak Out About Egypt Crisis

Two Greenville residents who have family in Egypt speak out about the crisis going on overseas.

The unrest in Egypt may seems like a million miles away, but for two people in the East it really hits home.

Abdel Rahman and Heba Khamis have family members and loved ones living in Egypt right now.

Rahman says, "We are on the phone on a daily basis and we make sure that everything with our family is okay.”

Khamis says, "We are calling everyday and just giving them our support. Basically we are their voices abroad. I mean the first few days when they didn't have internet the Egyptian Americans and Egyptians all over the world, we're the voices for them. So we would call our families, we would hear what was going on, we would get on the internet, we would basically tell their stories."

Both say they are proud of their country, Egyptians standing up for what they believe in. Both also say they are praying for a better tomorrow.


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  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Feb 15, 2011 at 09:49 AM
    Barlow, Anwar Sadat to start with. Thought you knew about his Muslim Brotherhoodlums. When are you going to convert to Islam? If they have the Caliphate they are calling for in the world right now, you will be a muslim...of course, you knew that right? I suggest you start learning about your fate...Watch out for Google...they are now being controlled by crazies. I noticed it several months ago when you would more likely to find stories by huffingtonpost or mediamaters, first...you radicals want control, however, you don't have the numbers...
  • by Blahammed on Feb 12, 2011 at 03:38 PM
    Thank you Melvin.Allah Akbar,Barlow.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 12, 2011 at 09:35 AM
    To Posted by: Anonymous on Feb 12, 2011 at 09:15 AM I think you must be the only Native American on this board. If not, if this is not your country, what are you doing here?
  • by Melvin Location: Jacksonville on Feb 12, 2011 at 07:47 AM
    People, it must be nice to live in a place out of reality. The Muslim Brotherhood murdered Anwar Sadat then President of Egypt because he made peace with Israel. This group is not what it portrays itself to be. More in likely what will happen a Egypt will turn into a theocracy much like Turkey who was secular. It will be done in incremental stages so that the West won't raise the alarm and one morning we will wake up with the headlines. "Egypt invades Israel," with military and technical support from Turkey. And since religion is being stamped out in the West, no one will be left to fight this scourge.
  • by Rick Location: Elizabeth City on Feb 12, 2011 at 06:31 AM
    History Making ?? Yep, So was Fidel Castro. Didn't we say that was good too?????
  • by Chuck WireWiggler Location: ChazWorld on Feb 12, 2011 at 06:17 AM
    While I welcome some form of democraticly run gov. in Egypt, I think once the dust settles over there, we(America) aren't going to like what we see. Hey and if I'm wrong, great.
  • by Barlow Location: Winterville on Feb 12, 2011 at 04:50 AM
    And who has the Muslim Brotherhood murdered? No one. The Egyptians staged a peaceful revolt and took back their country. Egypt has become too westernized to become an Afghanistan or even an Iraq. Hey Snake, BOO!
  • by So Much Unrest on Feb 12, 2011 at 04:39 AM
    I though by the time I was 50, things would be be settled in the world. People would settle their differences like reasonable people. We haven't progressed in at LEAST 50 years.
  • by JB on Feb 12, 2011 at 04:15 AM
    As long as the covenience stores stay open over here, no one will ever know the difference.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Feb 12, 2011 at 04:04 AM
    Keep in mind, the military is the only US supported entity there now. If things go wrong, and the Murderous Muslim Brotherhoodlums take over, wellcome to Iran...
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