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Mohamed Ali, the man from Egypt’s operations room

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Mohamed Ali, 45 years old, is an amateur actor whose company was involved in the Egyptian army’s contracting investments for 15 years until a dispute arouse over a few million dollars. This resulted in him flying to Spain, taking with him what was left of his wealth, to expose his rivals on social media.

In his first video, Ali stressed that his financial problem has nothing to do with politics. After ensuring that his number of followers increased, Mohamed denied avoiding engaging in politics and stated that he had been planning to expose the government for the past six years and that he picked the fight with his partners in the army. He also hinted that members of the army support him. This all led to the Egyptian people clinging on to him as the last straw of hope and they took to the streets to protest. The matter seemed to be going in the direction of a scary revolution, but it faded and the protesters were surprised by the large number of individuals arrested under the pretext of his calls. Finally, Ali backed down and admitted that he does not have a military cover and that he was working alone.

Mohamed portrayed himself as a fugitive threatened with death, then he soon turned to praise for being in a safe country in a European country that respects human rights. He then announced his tour in Europe and the US with complete reassurance.

Major international newspapers said he exposed the workings of the Egyptian regime; its operations room.

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