A Blog by the Editor of The Middle East Journal

Putting Middle Eastern Events in Cultural and Historical Context

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

The Real Khaled Said

Khaled Said, the young Egyptian beaten to death by police after his arrest at an Alexandria Internet cafe in 2010, two years ago today, became the icon of the Egyptian Revolution, with "We are all Khaled Said" the name of the Facebook page that helped organize the original demonstrations. Now Amro Ali at Jadaliyya offers us a detailed look at the real, not the mythic, Khaled Said: "Saeeds of Revolution: De-Mythologizing Khaled Saeed.":

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