A big thank for the Nobel Committee – they have just made our day today. Perhaps most of the people here are not sure why US President Barack Obama was honored, and they are pretty sure that he doesn’t deserve it. But they were all happy, because it gave them hope that everyone and anyone can win the prize. It wasn’t only the people here who were shocked that he won, but even the Associate Press has the same point of view:
For one of America’s youngest presidents, in office less than nine months — and only for 12 days before the Nobel nomination deadline last February — it was an enormous honor.
The prize seems to be more for Obama’s promise than for his performance.
The Egyptians reactions started with announcements on Twitter
Then some others were really astonished.
While the majority started making fun of it
@moftasa: Barbara McClintock won her Nobel prize in Medicine in 1983 for her discovery of gene transposition in the 40s and 50s.
Arabawy also wrote a special post about it in his blog.
The butcher of Iraq and Afghanistan (and Pakistan) has won the Nobel Peace prize. Congratulations! [Mabrouk!] It’s a great day for world freedom. Obama, Manachem Begin, Henri Kissinger–all men who made this planet a great place to live in. Why can’t Mubarak and Habib el-Adly get it too? The message those a**holes in Norway are sending: Murder and butcher your way to Nobel.
And finally, some others had a different point of view: