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Is Wael Ghonim an Islamist?


Wael Ghon­im: Is he an Islamist?

COMMENT: Wael Ghon­im gar­nered world-wide pub­lic­i­ty dur­ing the Egypt­ian upris­ing, cred­it­ed with doing much to gal­va­nize the oppo­si­tion to Hos­ni Mubarak.

A grad­u­ate of Amer­i­can Uni­ver­si­ty in Cairo (at which Mus­lim Broth­er­hood-linked ele­ments embrace the eco­nom­ic the­o­ries of Ibn Khal­dun [2]), Ghon­im is alleged to have devel­oped one of the most pop­u­lar web­sites [3] in the Arab World.

Is Ghon­im an Islamist? Is he Mus­lim Broth­er­hood?

We may be fair­ly con­fi­dent that the dri­ving ele­ments behind what we have termed “the Pig­gy-Back Coup [4]” will doubt­less assure us of the “mod­er­ate” nature of the site and its con­tents.

An Eng­lish ver­sion of the web­site (per­haps edit­ed for West­ern con­sump­tion) is avail­able here [5].

“Wael Ghon­im”; Wikipedia.org. [6]

EXCERPT: 1998–2002 – Helped in the launch of one of the most vis­it­ed web­sites in the Arab world (http://www.islamway.com [3])