Media Type:

Performance


Title

The cult of Sisi

Subject

banners and posters

Description

These are some of the examples of posters and banners seen around the streets of Cairo in the weeks and months following the removal of the Muslim Brotherhood president Mohamed Morsi on 3 July 2013.
A cult of Abdel-Fatah El-Sisi emerged during this period, particularly in the wake of his call for Egyptians to give him 'a mandate' to fight 'terrorism' (referring to the Muslim Brotherhood) on 23 July 2013.

Creator

unknown

Publisher

Nicola Pratt

Date Published

15/12/2013

Rights

Creative Commons License CC BY-NC-ND

Language

Arabic

Date Created

24/07/2013

Citation

unknown, “The cult of Sisi,” Politics, Popular Culture and the 2011 Egyptian Revolution, accessed November 24, 2020, https://egyptrevolution2011.ac.uk/items/show/256.

Output Formats


Media

IMG_5001.JPG
IMG_5052.JPG

Translation

The image above shows Abdel-Fatah El-Sisi in his army uniform alongside former presidents Gamal Abdel-Nasser and Anwar El-Sadat. Nasser is probably the most popular Egyptian president, associated in popular memory with a 'golden age' when Egypt was the leader of the Arab World. Sadat is known as the 'hero of the crossing', referring to the Egyptian army's successful crossing of the Suez Canal and destruction of Israeli defences in the 1973 war.
Underneath is written, 'Egypt is protected by your sons'.
The image below is a photograph of Abdel-Fatah El-Sisi in his army uniform. Above is written "Come on Sisi" and below is written "Put the [Muslim] Brotherhood in their place".