Nose job sparks political scandal for Salafist Egyptian

Anwar el-Balkimy told reporters a harrowing story last week from his hospital bed, of armed assailants carjacking him, beating him unconscious and stealing more than $16,000 from him. Turns out Balkimy, an ultra-conservative Salafist member of Egypt’s newly elected parliament, was just trying explain away a nose job. On Monday, the legislator resigned his post in the midst of the new Egyptian parliament’s first juicy and embarrassing political scandal. He was also kicked out of the Nour Party, which follows a puritanical form of Islam, after the group discovered he was lying, a statement on the party’s Web site said.

After Balkimy began receiving guests at the hospital he checked into after his surgery, and local news organizations published pictures of his face, doctors at the hospital where he had the plastic surgery done accused him of lying, according to state television.

Having a little work done cost him his job and hurt the Nour Party’s credibility. Salafists believe that cosmetic surgery to improve the appearance is forbidden because it’s playing with God’s natural order.

The statement on the party’s Web site said Balkimy will formally apologize to the doctors at the Selmy Aesthetic Surgery Hospital where he had the plastic surgery, to the party, to the parliament, to the public and to security officials.

“We are sorry for the incident, and we promise the Egyptian people to be cautious and to achieve justice and transparency in all our procedures and steps,” the statement said.

On Twitter and Facebook, Balkimy has become something of a national joke. One Egyptian tweeter wrote, “LOL the men of ‘virtue’ who want women to conceal their beauty again for ‘virtue’ have plastic surgeries. This is infuriating.”

The Washington Post

  • wargame1

     plastic surgery is dangerous as we see the consequence of the nose problem of Michale Jackson. Many plastic Surgery went wrong but the industry keep advertising that it is good. The Egyptian Brotherhood is representing the Persian Mullah regime. I have no knowledge about salafi. But these are all power hungry bunch looking for a position to make more money. This trend exist in all country. A good leader will have a hard time to emerge and survive among these greedy bastards. 

  • wargame1

     plastic surgery is dangerous as we see the consequence of the nose problem of Michale Jackson. Many plastic Surgery went wrong but the industry keep advertising that it is good. The Egyptian Brotherhood is representing the Persian Mullah regime. I have no knowledge about salafi. But these are all power hungry bunch looking for a position to make more money. This trend exist in all country. A good leader will have a hard time to emerge and survive among these greedy bastards. 

  • wargame1

     plastic surgery is dangerous as we see the consequence of the nose problem of Michale Jackson. Many plastic Surgery went wrong but the industry keep advertising that it is good. The Egyptian Brotherhood is representing the Persian Mullah regime. I have no knowledge about salafi. But these are all power hungry bunch looking for a position to make more money. This trend exist in all country. A good leader will have a hard time to emerge and survive among these greedy bastards. 

  • 5thDrawer

    ‘We vow to stay ugly’ !! :-)

  • 5thDrawer

    ‘We vow to stay ugly’ !! :-)

  • dateam

    And these are the sort of fruit loops being armed across the middle east by the west and gulf states

  • dateam

    And these are the sort of fruit loops being armed across the middle east by the west and gulf states

  • dateam

    And these are the sort of fruit loops being armed across the middle east by the west and gulf states

  • Hannibal

    I do not understand the big deal… They do chop off half of their penises don’t they? Isn’t that “playing with God’s natural order”? lol

    • 5thDrawer

      Indeed Hannibal … indeed. :-) Not counting what they force on women at early ages.

  • Hannibal

    I do not understand the big deal… They do chop off half of their penises don’t they? Isn’t that “playing with God’s natural order”? lol

    • 5thDrawer

      Indeed Hannibal … indeed. :-) Not counting what they force on women at early ages.

  • http://www.cadmeia.com Hannibal

    I do not understand the big deal… They do chop off half of their penises don’t they? Isn’t that “playing with God’s natural order”? lol

    • 5thDrawer

      Indeed Hannibal … indeed. :-)

  • Prophettttt

    It was not his nose job that cost him his job, but his hypocrisy and his lying that did.
    There is nothing wrong with enhancing one’s look or making a long  nose smaller,but there is something very wrong with an elected member of  a parliament lying and and making a false report to the police that He was mugged and beaten in order to cover up his nose job operation.
    He should have kept his long nose for a time in his life, when his nose is the only long organ He would have. It could have came handy at some point.But Again that is my opinion,lol

    • 5thDrawer

      Maybe they should have put the sticky tape over that ridiculous-looking beard … ;-)  Hehehehe

    • http://yalibnan.com/ geo metro

      me thnk cot salafist dog  tong he no tolk wahabi krap no mor mr

      • Prophettttt

        Good idea geo, except his wife won’t have anything else ,long enough to please her,lol

        • http://yalibnan.com/ geo metro

          lol, i guess i will plead with dab so anwar does not lose his LICKER licence,after all hanibal is right anwar already is at 50%off in the hot dog department and we should not be punishing the wife for marrying a salafist.

      • Hannibal

        lol where is Dab when you need him?

      • Hannibal

        lol where is Dab when you need him?

      • Prophettttt

        Yeah geo, don’t forget his fluffer  licence,lol

  • Prophettttt

    It was not his nose job that cost him his job, but his hypocrisy and his lying that did.
    There is nothing wrong with enhancing one’s look or making a long  nose smaller,but there is something very wrong with an elected member of  a parliament lying and and making a false report to the police that He was mugged and beaten in order to cover up his nose job operation.
    He should have kept his long nose for the time when his nose is the only long organ He would have. It could have came handy at some point.lol

    • 5thDrawer

      Maybe they should have put the sticky tape over that ridiculous-looking beard … ;-)  Hehehehe

    • http://yalibnan.com geo metro

      me thnk cot salafist dog  tong he no tolk wahabi krap no mor mr

      • Prophettttt

        Good idea geo, except his wife won’t have anything else ,long enough to please her,lol

        • http://yalibnan.com geo metro

          lol, i guess i will plead with dab so anwar does not lose his LICKER licence,after all hanibal is right anwar already is at 50%off in the hot dog department and we should not be punishing the wife for marrying a salafist.

      • http://www.cadmeia.com Hannibal

        lol where is Dab when you need him?

      • Prophettttt

        Yeah geo, don’t forget his fluffer  licence,lol

  • dabshaleem

    haha yu salafite geted nose job boom boom yu mr salafites no goood 

    • Hannibal

      lol

    • Hannibal

      lol

    • Prophettttt

      You’ve got to love dab.lol

  • dabshaleem

    haha yu salafite geted nose job boom boom yu mr salafites no goood 

    • http://www.cadmeia.com Hannibal

      lol

    • Prophettttt

      You’ve got to love dab.lol

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_B2K4S23OFZLXG7ETRIUO4RSLOM Joey

    whats good for them is bad for others what a bounch of asshole when would the arab people wake up and use there eyes once they do it will be to late the nose of this idiot will be up there

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_B2K4S23OFZLXG7ETRIUO4RSLOM Joey

    whats good for them is bad for others what a bounch of asshole when would the arab people wake up and use there eyes once they do it will be to late the nose of this idiot will be up there

  • 5thDrawer

    ‘We vow to stay ugly’ !! :-)