According to the Guardian’s Country profile, Egypt’s Living National Icons are:
-Omar Sharif (actor)
-Ahmed Toughan (cartoonist)
-Ahmed Hossam “Mido” (footballer)
-Hesham Mesbah (judo)
I felt totally uneasy about the list and contacted the Guardian to report inaccuracies. I can never debate Omar El Sherif and Toughan’s presence..but the rest!! Mmm, am not quite sure.
What about you? Do you really think the enlisted are Egypt’s Living National Icons? If not, who would you suggest instead?
I just got a reply from the below reply from the Guardian:
“I am happy to expand the list Nerro — we can’t do everybody, but send us your top picks with their biog info, and we will see what we can do. All the best, Leslie “