So I always have been going ahua (coffee shop) since i've been living in Cairo, and NEVER did people really talk about politics or having any interesting debates/disagreements/ideas, etc...
Here's a perfect example of the nascent freedom of speech that Egypt is going through:
"Hey President! Come back!
We were just kidding with you"
-With respect, the Children of the Revolution
Obviously, the humor isn't so good, (exemplified by the fact that he needed to specify that it is a joke. But that's not the point. The point IS, only a week ago, nobody would have ever dared to post this in their coffee shop, let alone, have their photo taken next to it!
Maybe next he'll be a contributor to "the Canard Enchainé's" equivalent in Egypt!!!