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Translation Arabic to/from English

Monterey, California, United States
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Native in: English Native in English
Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter
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Arabic to English: Except from Al Jazeera editorial by Basheer 'Abd al-Fatah
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Detailed field: Government / Politics
Source text - Arabic
لما كانت الثورات تشبه البراكين، فقد أبت إلا أن تنضح -مثل الوعاء- بما في باطن المجتمعات من آفات وإيجابيات. وكما أماطت ثورة يناير/كانون الثاني 2011 المصرية اللثام عن إيجابيات شتى أبهرت العالم بأسره من روعة الشخصية المصرية، فقد أظهرت كذلك سلبيات ملفتة، لعل أبرزها تلك الحال المزرية التي بدت عليها النخب والوسائط السياسية المدنية بشتى مشاربها وتوجهاتها. فقد كشفت تلك الثورة منذ بداياتها مدى إخفاق تلك النخب في التعاطي الناجز معها بالشكل الذي يكفل تطويعها لبلوغ الغايات السامية التي من أجلها اندلعت.

بينما اكتسبت سمتها الثوري بمشاركة كافة فئات وأطياف الشعب المصري بطول البلاد وعرضها في فعالياتها، ظل دور الشباب في تحريك تلك الثورة وإطلاق شرارتها الأولى عصيا على النسيان أو الإنكار. بيد أنه لم يكن بحوزة هذا الشباب من الجاهزية والخبرة ما يخوله مواصلة مسيرة الثورة إلى منتهاها، إذ لم يسمح له مخزونه الفكري ورصيده السياسي واستعداده التنظيمي والمالي والدعائي بتجاوز النقطة التي تجمدت عندها جهوده الثورية بتنحي مبارك عن السلطة يوم 11 فبراير/شباط 2011.
Translation - English
How revolutions are so like volcanoes, for they insist on spewing out- like a vessel- both the good and the bad that are in the belly of the society. Just as the January 2011 Egyptian revolution pulled back the veil on all kinds of positive things which dazzled the entire world with magnificence of the Egyptian character, so did it likewise put on display conspicuous negatives, perhaps the foremost of which is that contemptible situation which became obvious with the elite and the civil political intermediaries in their various schools and inclinations. That revolution truly revealed since its beginnings the extent of the failure of those elite to be wholly engaged with it in a way to ensure their subordination to it to reach the lofty goals for which the revolution began.
While it acquired its revolutionary character with the participation of all classes and spectrums of the Egyptian people the length and breadth of the country in its actions, the role of the youth in driving that revolution and lighting its first spark remains unforgettable and irrefutable. However, these young people did not possess the readiness and experience to enable them to continue the course of the revolution to its conclusion, as their intellectual stock, their political balance and their organizational, financial and propaganda preparedness did not allow them to go beyond that point where their revolutionary efforts solidified with Mubarak’s abdication of power on February 11th, 2011.

Translation education Bachelor's degree - Excelsior College, Albany NY, USA
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I am a linguist with over fifteen years experience in translating and teaching Arabic in a variety of areas, general as well as military/security, economics, and government/politics.

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Profile last updated
Apr 30, 2012

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