Anyone want to join The Suzanne Mubarak Women’s International Peace Movement?
“Our collective vision of peace is one that goes beyond the absence of war or the silencing of guns. It entails creating the conditions that lead to the foundation of secure societies — societies that are empowered to assume a major role in defending and preserving peace,” said Suzanne, the founder and president of the movement – and now ex-First Lady of Egypt.
I wonder if she is in good health now.
The privately owned news website Al Yaum Al Sabeh said first lady Suzanne fainted twice (alamak, drama-lah!) because of a heated argument between son’s Alaa and Gamal over the text of Mubarak’s final speech. Read all about the heated argument in this AFP report on the Yahoo! website.
With family and friends like that acting as advisers, no wonder Mubarak was so out of touch with reality.
Suzanne has a degree in political science and a master’s degree in sociology and yet, she could not sense the seething rage in Egypt. Or maybe she did but hubby just wouldn’t listen?
Befitting her status then as ‘First Lady’, she took an active interest in improving the lives of children through education and won several international awards for her work. According to Wikipedia:
- The 1989 UNICEF Executive Board conferred upon Mrs. Mubarak its highest honour, the “Maurice Pate Award”, in recognition of her dedication and efforts for child survival, protection and development.
- Given the highest Award in 1989 by the Rehabilitation International Centre for her outstanding services and support to disabled children.
- Given an Honorary Fulbright Award, in recognition of her efforts in the field of child development and education.
Suzanne was the technical advisor for the ‘National Council for Motherhood and Childhood’ in Egypt. Is that why hubby kept referring to Egyptians as “my children”?
Here are a couple of reasons why the Mubarak family were so reluctant to say maa alsalamah (Egyptian for goodbye, adios, selamat tinggal) to the people of Egypt. Take a peek at their two opulent palaces courtesy of hunterwalker.tumbler.com