Egypt's First Lady ... sister Najla "maid Egypt" !
After the handover formally yesterday by the military junta to the first civil president-elect in the history of Egypt "Mohamed Morsi," must recognize the First Lady of Egypt after the revolution of Jan. 25.
Najla Mahmoud, was born in 1962 in Cairo, was held exchange vows in 1979 before leaving to study a few days to America, gave birth to four boys and a girl.
Najla and joined the Muslim Brotherhood in the United States, where she lived with her husband during his studies, being active members of the group, is its role in charity work, especially in the field of education.
It seems very simple form in the Egyptian standards. Mercy wife of the president vary completely from its antecedents Suzanne Mubarak and Jihan Sadat, which were half Angelesiat Ioakpn fashion in their clothes and hair styles their hair, as well as access to advanced degrees.
And in its traditional form which is similar to most women in Egypt, became the wife of a President Mercy cultural symbols of the war that broke out in Egypt after the overthrow of former President Mohammed Hosni Mubarak, and that made the unit the Egyptians elusive. For some, Ms. Najla is an example of democratic change promised by the revolution, and women like sisters and their mothers, but the only difference that they lived in the presidential palace.
According to an interview with an Egyptian newspaper, Najla do not like the name "First Lady", as she explains why:
"Islam taught us that the next president of Egypt is a server first, and that meant that his wife was also maid Egypt, the imposition of any title, we must be completed and disappears from the dictionary my political and social development. "
Najla and rejected, in her remarks, told «Associated Press» U.S. via Alhatflqub «first lady», saying she would not mind be called the title of «the first servers to the people», and asked: «Who said that is the first president's wife?»
Considered «Associated Press» that Najla and her predecessor, Susan Mubarak, have one thing in common: that they both watched her husband and her children held in prisons, adding that the similarities end there almost.
She described the agency newsletter Susan that she was elegant, a graduate of the University of highly respected and her mother, a British nationality, but were critical of being elitist in vain and authoritarian and oblivious to the plight of ordinary Egyptians, and by contrast, comes the wife of President-elect, which is religiously conservative and is considered by some that the behavior of her family's modest embodies democratic spirit in the revolution.
In an interview with another radio station «Voice of America» before the announcement of Mercy elected President of the Republic, and sent Najla, in a report broadcast Friday, a check of the Copts in Egypt, saying «We live in one nation, because Islam does not differentiate between a Muslim and a Christian, on the contrary, because the Islamic religion us to the equal rights of the Christian with a Muslim in the same country », adding that she has good relations with Christian women in their surroundings.
And its role as a wife of the president, said Najla The affiliation of the Muslim Brotherhood «supports the vision of serving the people, and that her husband should be responsible for the affairs of the country, ordering him to do so because Islam».
And her reaction to her husband, said Najla The Mercy «person balanced and very serious», adding that he has the mentality of a political, and continued: «After the marriage has lasted for more than 30 years, I can not say that someone Comedy, may have a sense of humor, but seriously most of the time and trying to be amusing from time to time ».