A. A. KROL
Candidate of Historical Sciences Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Keywords: Egypt, Bernard Lewis, American-Israeli conspiracy, NGO, Arab Spring, parliamentary elections
At the beginning of February 2012, the Egyptian government newspaper Al-Ahram published several articles that spoke about the US-Israeli plot for the territorial division of the country1. The articles point out the author of the plan to redefine the political borders of the entire Islamic world from Morocco to Pakistan - the British-American historian and orientalist Bernard Lewis. According to this plan, allegedly ordered to the scientist 30 years ago by the US Department of Defense, four states are supposed to be created on the territory of Egypt: Bedouin, Coptic (Christian), Nubian, and Muslim (see map).
The first includes the territory of the Sinai Peninsula and the eastern part of the Nile Delta. Its population will consist mainly of Bedouin tribes, and the state will be part of the zone of influence of Israel.
In the south of the country, in accordance with the "Lewis plan", it is planned to create a Nubian state with the inclusion of part of the northern territories of Sudan inhabited by Nubians.
The Coptic state, with its capital in Alexandria, will consist of the following provinces: Alexandria, Matruh, Minya, Assiut, Sohag, the western districts of Buheira, Giza, Beni Suef and Fayyum, as well as the northern part of the province of Wadi el-Gedid (New Valley).
Finally, only a small part of the country, with its capital Cairo, will be given over to the state of Muslim Egypt, without access to the Suez Canal and the Red Sea. 2Publications referring to the partition plan of Egypt appeared in the press after the closure of Egyptian and foreign non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in early December 2011, which were accused of illegally receiving about $50 million in financial subsidies from non-Egyptian organizations between February and September 2011, ... Read more