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Monday, August 31

Egypt's President is no Sissi

To settle this debate among editors at Western news outlets I looked at the website for the Embassy of Egypt in Washington, D.C. This on the theory that the embassy should know how their own President's name and honorific form of address (Al vs. El) are spelled:   


President, Abdel Fattah El Sisi

Granted, his full name is Abdel Fattah Saeed Hussein Khalil El Sisi (Wikipedia) but there you have it. The President is no Sissi. He's Sisi.

And the proper form of address is "President Sisi." Calling him President El Sisi would be like adressing Barack Obama as President Mr Obama.

Thank you. Good night, Chet.

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