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Posted on 04/03/2012 4:19:34 PM PDT by SJackson
Sondos Asem, right, and her mother, Manal Abu Hassan, use social media in their Cairo living room
Editor's note: Lauren Bohn is a 2010-2011 Fulbright fellow and multimedia journalist based in Egypt. She's a Pulitzer Center grantee and a 2012 Overseas Press Foundation fellow.
(CNN) -- Sondos Asem has butterflies, formulating answers to questions she expects to be asked and practicing her diction with the devotion of a high school debate champion. The gentle 24-year-old graduate student at the American University in Cairo is in a hotel room in downtown New York, figuring out what to wear on national television. ("This blazer would look good, right?" "Should I wear more color?")
Like many young Egyptians, she's been tweeting the fallout after the 2011 uprising that brought down former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. The stakes are higher than 140-character dispatches might suggest. Asem has emerged as an unlikely unofficial spokeswoman for the Muslim Brotherhood, helping to run its English-language Twitter feed, @Ikhwanweb, and in turn revamp the group's image in the West.
In no more than three lines, often using abbreviations and hyperlinks, she hashes out the views of the Brotherhood, the 83-year-old fountainhead of political Islam in the region and one of the most powerful organizations in Egypt. The Brotherhood's newly established political arm, the Freedom and Justice Party, has won just under half of the seats in the country's new parliament -- more than any other group -- and will have a major hand in rewriting the country's constitution.
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IS she the Tokyo Rose or Jane Fonda of the Egyptian “Arab Spring” which is now turning into the “Arab Winter”?
Look for her to be dead in a couple years, perhaps without her head. No big loss since she isn’t using it right now anyway.
If these young people in Egypt haven’t learned anything from the Fascist Mullahs in Iran, then they have learned nothing of life. And it will cost many of them their lives.
Bush welcomed in more Muslims *after* 911 than the previous two decades.
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Just for your information, FRiend, intelligence agencies have issued a warning to Jewish businsses that the terrorist Iranian Unit 400 is out hunting Jews to kill.
Isn’t Rashid Khalidi in the WH (and three others)? The MuzzieB-hood has been here for many years. that someone is actually starting to report it is news.
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