Egypt: Arab world reacts via SMS

A selection of mobile phone messages on protests in Egypt sent to Al Jazeera Mubasher from throughout the Arab world.

    Egyptian demonstrators run from tear gas as they confront riot police during demonstration in Cairo January 28 [AFP] 

    Authorities have blocked internet and mobile phone services in much of Egypt. And the Al Jazeera Mubasher signal on Nilesat was jammed, so transmission had to be switched to another frequency.

    The following were translated from the original Arabic SMS that appeared on Al Jazeera Mubasher:

    SMS from Egypt

    Sabr Kandil: 30 years [of Mubarak Rule] are enough.

    Abu Yahya: To all the Egyptians, hold steadfast, victory is looming.

    Maryam: Women of Egypt are supporting all men out fighting for freedom.

    Kamal: We pray to God grant us victory over corruption.

    Ajman: Egypt is the graveyard of invaders, so will be of tyrants.

    Fawzi Abu Sahlul: Those who do wrong will come to know by what a [great] reverse they will be overturned!

    Egypt United Group: This is a call to bring down the idols of Arab Leaders.


    SMS from Arab world

    Abu Fadel, Iraq: No retreat, march forward, fellow Egyptians.

    Ali, Yemen: May God grant victory to the oppressed Arab peoples.

    No name, Yemen: Hold steadfast, we are praying for you.

    Abu Ramzi, Saudi Arabia: Hearts and minds of all Egyptians in Saudi Arabia are with their fellow citizens in Egypt.

    Jamal Mansour, Saudi Arabia: Salute to the free Egyptians.

    No name, Bahrain: This is reminiscent of Jamal Abdul Naser's revolutionary days.

    No name, Jordan: Oh, fellow Egyptians, take to streets and have your voice heard.

    No name, Sudan: From southern Sudan, we are backing you.

    No name, no location: May God be with the people of Egypt, to victory we are heading.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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