Google’s Ghoneim Goes Public

If you’re interested in understanding the perspective of the organizers of the January 25th protests, and their feelings on how things have proceeded, you must see Wael Ghonim‘s interview.

In fact, you should check out more than just that interview on U Michigan professor Juan Cole’s blog, Informed Comment. He appears frequently on NPR and other media experts as a Middle East expert, and is very respected by many of my friends who study the contemporary Middle East.

In particular, check out my friend and fellow blogger Chris Anzalone’s explanation of what we misunderstand about the Muslim Brotherhood, and why we shouldn’t be worried about a repeat of the Iranian Revolution if the protests on Tahrir Square succeed. Chris is now a doctoral student at McGill University, but was already recognized by many of our professors as an expert on political Islam when we were Masters candidates together at Indiana University.

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