Egypt And It’s Royal Stories Again

©Renee 2013

First, note this connection to Harvard and journalism: The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University is the primary journalism institution at Harvard. It was founded in 1938 as the result of a $1 million bequest by Agnes Wahl Nieman, the widow of Lucius W. Nieman, founder of The Milwaukee Journal. She stated the goal was “to promote and elevate the standards of journalism in the United States and educate persons deemed specially qualified for journalism.” It is based at Walter Lippmann House in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Herbert Marcus (1878 – 1950) was one of the co-founders of Neiman Marcus, and later became its chief executive officer. They moved to Atlanta with his sister Carrie and her husbandAbraham Lincoln Neiman to work for The Coca-Cola Company.

Then see this previous post:

Queen Noor was born Lisa Najeeb Halaby in Washington, D.C. She is the daughter ofNajeeb Halaby and Doris Carlquist (Swedish descent). Her father was an aviator, airline executive, and government official. He served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense in the Truman administration, before being appointed by John F. Kennedy to head theFederal Aviation Administration. Najeeb Halaby had a successful private-sector career, serving as CEO of Pan American World Airways from 1969 to 1972. The Halabys had two children following Lisa; a son, Christian, and a younger daughter, Alexa. They divorced in 1977. Noor’s paternal grandfather, Najeeb Elias Halaby, a Syrian immigrant, was a petroleumbroker, according to 1920 Census records. Merchant Stanley Marcus, however, recalled that in the mid-1920s, Halaby opened Halaby Galleries, a rug boutique and interior-decorating shop, at Neiman-Marcus in Dallas, Texas, and ran it with his Texas-born wife, Laura Wilkins (1889–1987, later Mrs. Urban B. Koen). Najeeb Halaby died shortly afterward, and his estate was unable to continue the new enterprise.

*NOTE*KOEN* RootsWeb’s Soundex Converter. The Soundex system is a method of indexing names in the 1880, 1900 ,

Soundex Code for KOEN = K500

Other surnames sharing this Soundex Code: KAEHN | KAHN | KAMM | KANE | KEAN | KEANE | KEEN | KEENE | KEENEY | KEIM | KENNEY | KENNY | KEOWN | KIENOW | KIME | KIMMEY | KINNE |KINNEY | KOEHN | KOEN | KOHN | KOON | KUEHN | KUHN | Cass Elliot (born Ellen Naomi Cohen; September 19, 1941 – July 29, 1974), also known as Mama Cass, was an American singer and member of The Mamas & the Papas. After the group broke up, she released five solo albums. In 1998, Elliot, John PhillipsDenny Doherty, and Michelle Phillips.

Soundex Code for Cohen = C500

Other surnames sharing this Soundex Code: CAHOON | CAIN | CAINE | CANE | CANN | CANNEY | CHAIN | CHANEY | CHENEY | CHEYNE | CHINN | CHOWEN | CHUNN | CINA | COEN | COHEN |COHN | COMEAU | CONAWAY | CONE | CONEY | CONN | CONNAWAY | CONWAY | COON | COONEY | COWAN | COWEN | COWIN | COYNE | CUENI |CUNHA | CUOMO | OKLAHOMA CITY – Has a cult-like religious sect with international ties and based in Indonesia – known as Subud – played a bigger role in American life than was previously understood? Are a smattering of Sixties-era, Laurel Canyon-linked rock stars part of a bigger conspiracy that also links back to the current President of the United States via his mother and maternal half-sister? Investigative reporter Wayne Madsen suggests in a new (subscription required) article at, headlined “Barack Obama is not a secret Muslim but he may be a secret Subud sect member,” that critics have linked Subud and CIA mind-control operations and that Obama’s mother, Ann Dunham Soetoro (aka Stanley Ann Dunham Obama) was involved with the group to some degree. – See more at:


Barack Obama actually was born in Seattle, Washington, and his birth name of Barak Mounir Ubayd, which was later changed to the present Barack Obama, was registered in a very small mining camp in British Columbia, Canada, just over the border from the United States, says Attorney and Author Stephen Pidgeon.

*his son Mounir was born in October 1936* NOTE*: Khedive Abbas Himi (r. 1892-1914 ) + Ikbal Hanim (born 22/10/1876) a vassal (div.); +  May von Torok (born 15/6/1877) Hungarian countess who changed her name to Djavidan Hanem. The last endogamous consort was Amina Ilhami, wife of Khedive Tewfik. Hers would also be the first monogamous marriage contracted by an Egyptian viceroy. Consorts who came from within the Mohamed Ali clan were naturally highborn enjoying a gilded existence from childbirth. The same can be said for Countess May who belonged to the minor Mittle-Europa aristocracy (read separate article). Queen Nazli and Queen Farida belonged to the elitist turco-circassian ruling class. Besides being daughters and granddaughters of senior officials, they each had a prime minister for a maternal grandfather–Mohammed Cherif Pasha and Mohammed Saiid Pasha respectively. Moreover, Queen Farida was the niece of renowned artist-painter, Mahmoud Saiid. Except for Queen Nariman all of the above consorts were of mixed or foreign ancestry. In principal the intermarried members of the Mohammed Ali clan were of Turko-Balkan stock. Countess May on the other hand, is up-and-down Hungarian. And while Queen Nazli is of French-Greek extraction through her maternal grandparents, both Ikbal Hanem and Sultana Melek were imports from the northern Ottoman provinces. As for Her Imperial Highness Princess Neslishah, she is the result of a six-century bloodline of imperial Sultans and Khans. Of Egypt’s four post-monarchy First Ladies, Tahia Abdel Nasser was the daughter of a Persian immigrant whom we find listed in the 1914 Commercial Directory as a carpet merchant at Rue Neuve (Souk al-Samak al-Kadim), which at the time was the principle carpet-selling district . The story goes that when cadet-officer Gamal Abdel Nasser asked her hand in marriage in 1944, her father, Mohammed Ibrahim Kazem-Boghdadi, allegedly sought the blessing of his sometime benefactor Abdel Hamid Kazrouni Bey, the then-honorary head of Egypt’s small Persian community which included Tahia’s Persian relations the Ismail Alis, the Hassan Mustafa Iranis and the Kassems, all of them in the carpet trade with shops on Opera Square and in the Khan Khalili bazaar….. Also from above link: It was in Upper Egypt that Jehan’s father Ahmed Raouf started his career as a director in the Public Health Department. It was also thereabouts that Saleh Mustafa Sabet, Suzanne’s father, started off as a pediatrician. Suzanne’s great-grandfather Ali Sabet, an irrigation engineer in Assiut, fathered several sons all graduates with respectable white collar jobs in the civil service: agricultural engineer, police commissioner, harbor-master, penitentiary doctor, telephone inspector, banker. It was around the time when Ali Sabet died (1935) at his Cairo home on Shubra Avenue No. 150, that his grandson was on his way back to Egypt to start a career as an MD hakim-basha in Qena where he was responsible for the town’s childrens’ hospital. It was also in Qena that his son Mounir was born in October 1936. Later, Saleh Sabet would set up practice in the town of Minya where his daughter Suzanne was born in February 1941. Also note: There are no records on hand evidencing public appearances of the first republican First Lady, Aicha M. Labib, the invisible wife of General Mohammed Naguib whom he married in August 1934. She died anonymously on 19 December 1970, fourteen years ahead of her unlucky husband. *Naquib/ Najib again* *Magic carpets… a big connection with those above. Abdel Fattah Saeed Hussein Khalil el-Sisi (Arabic: عبد الفتاح سعيد حسين خليل السيسي‎, ‘Abd al-Fattāḥ Sa‘īd Ḥusayn Khalīl al-SīsīIPA: [ʕæbdel.fætˈtæːħ sæˈʕiːd ħeˈseːn xæˈliːl esˈsiːsi]; more commonly known as General Sisi), (born 19 November 1954) is an Egyptian General who has been Commander-in-Chief of the Egyptian Armed Forces, as well asMinister of Defence, since 12 August 2012. As head of the armed forces, he played the leading role in ousting President Mohamed Morsi, following protests against Morsi and his government. Al-Sisi was subsequently appointed as First Deputy Prime Minister, while remaining Minister of Defense.

Ruth Nidesand also Ruth Ndesandjo (born Ruth Beatrice Baker ca. 1937) is an American Jew and the third wife ofBarack Obama, Sr., the father of President Barack Obama. They meet at Harvard University in the early 1960s shortly after Barack Obama, Sr. left Obama’s mother Stanley Ann Dunham. Barack Obama, Sr. was attracted to Ruth because she was wealthy and could support his lifestyle. They moved to Kenya and were married in 1965 where Barack Obama, Sr. worked for a U.S. oil company. Later he joined the government of Jomo Kenyatta, working for his early patron Tom Mboya in the Ministry of Economic Planning as a senior economist.

Ruth Baker and Barack Obama, Sr. would have two children. Ruth was brutally beaten by her husband when he was in his drunken rages. She eventually left him and married a Tanzanian. She has adopted the surname Ndesandjo.

Her son, Mark Ndesandjo who now lives in China, has written a semi-autobiographical novel Nairobi to Shenzhen: A Novel of Love in the East. At a press conference to promote his book he discussed his childhood having an abusive father and a defenseless mother.

Her second son, David, died in a motorcycle accident. A third son third Joseph Ndesandjo (born c. 1980) was fathered by her Tanzanian husband.

Ruth Nidesand’s parents were Lithuanian Jews who immigrated to America. She currently lives in Nairobi, Kenya as a director of a private kindergarten.

And again Egypt back in time:

Marianna Török de Szendrő (GermanMay Torok von Szendro; 15 June 1877 in PhiladelphiaUSA – 5 August 1968 in Graz) was a Hungarian noble, second spouse of the Khedive Abbas II of Egypt.

Daughter of Sofie Countess Vetter von der Lilie and stepdaughter of Hungarian inventor Tivadar Puskás. She spent most of her youth at Wassen Castle South of GrazAustria. At age 12, she allegedly wrote short articles for various journals and played the piano. Her elder brother Count József Török de Szendrő (1873–98), following Austrian tradition, was enrolled at the Theresianum, where he befriended Abbas Bey, an Egyptian prince. Marianna and Abbas met at aball given by the Academy. Shortly thereafter, he was made ruler in Egypt. They met the second time in Paris in 1900, where they fell in love, and Abbas invited her to Egypt.

Spouse Arthur, Freiherr von Klingspor
Abbas Hilmi II (m. 1910; div. 1913)
Full name
Birth name: Marianne May
Arabic name: Djavidan Hanem
Arabic: جاويدان هانم‎
Father József, 3rd Count Török de Szendrő
Mother Sofie, Gräfin Vetter von der Lilie
Born 15 June 1877
PhiladelphiaPAUnited States
Died 5 August 1968 (aged 91)
Burial Cemetery of St. LeonhardGraz,Austria

Tivadar Puskás de Ditró (English: Theodore Puskás b. 17 September 1844, Pest – d. 16 March 1893, Budapest) was a Hungarian inventortelephone pioneer, and inventor of the telephone exchange He was also the founder of Telefon Hírmondó.

The Puskás family from Ditró was part of the Transylvanian Hungarian nobility. Puskás studied law and later engineering sciences. After living in England and working for the Warnin Railway Construction Company he returned toHungary. In 1873, on the occasion of the World Exhibition in Vienna, he founded the Puskás Travel Agency, the fourth-oldest in the world and the first travel agency in Central Europe. After this, Puskás moved to Colorado and became a gold miner. It was while he was in America that Puskás exposed the American “energy machine” inventorKeely as a fraud.Puskás was working on his idea for a telegraph exchange when Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone. This led him to take a fresh look at his work and he decided to get in touch with the American inventor Thomas Edison.

Georg von Hessen-Darmstadt was born in 1780.He was the son of Ludwig I Großherzog von Hessen und bei Rhein and Luise Henriette Karoline Prinzessin von Hessen-Darmstadt.He married Charlotte Prinzessin zu Nidda, daughter of C. Török de Szendrö, in 1804. He died in 1856.

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