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early morning sunday the 15th of April 2007 state security arrested Egyptian blogger Abdol Monem Mahmoud, Monem was on the run for two days after receiving news of special forces breaking into his home in Alexandria and intimidating his parents. he has been detained for 15 days under temporary custody while the prosecutor investigates his case, in practice the prosecutor is likely to renew his custody for weeks if not months without facing trial.

Monem is a member of the Muslim brotherhood, Egypt's largest opposition group. he is the editor of their English Language website http://www.ikhwanweb.com . while there is a large scale crack down on the brotherhood at the moment with many of rank and leadership in jail , some facing military tribunals we believe that Monem was arrested mainly in reaction to his online activity. prior to his arrest Monem was coordinating a campaign against the arrests and military tribunals. he joined the Egyptian blogosphere's campaign against torture talking about his torture incident and participating in a variety of anti torture event including the launch of Amnesty International's latest report on Egypt.

Monem was among the first Muslim Brotherhood members to start a blog, he is the reason why many of them joined the Egyptian blogosphere, these blogs are allowing the younger generation in the brotherhood to have it's say and claim a stake in decision making within the group, for the first time in recent politically history we can see MB members debating, arguing and disagreeing over both points of ideology and specific political actions. they've used their blogs to criticize their own leadership and members of parliament just as much as they used them to criticize the government. and perhaps most importantly now that the Egyptian blogosphere is more representative of all the political and ideological spectrum it has become a space where we can learn more about and from each other and where we can find more common ground and work together in our common quest for freedom and democracy in Egypt.

When I got arrested back in May 2006, thousands of people across the globe joined in an international campaign of solidarity asking for my release. I'm forever grateful to every single person who participated in that campaign, while it did not actually result in my immediate release it ensured I wasn't tortured or maltreated in prison and it helped the cause of freedom and democracy in Egypt by bringing it to the attention of millions through blogs and main stream media.

and today I ask you to show the same solidarity for my friend and fellow blogger Abdol Monem Mahmoud. while we blong to different political ideologies we shared the same vision and in fact Monem did more for the cause of democracy in Egypt that I would ever hope to achieve.

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ياجماعة مبروك عليكم وعلينا.. الحمد لله جمال بيه مبارك لقى شعار حملته الانتخابيه لولولولووى افرحوا ياحبايب لفرحنا.. احب اطمنكم.. شعار الحملة دينى .. ايوه.. ايه كريمة من القراان.. "عسى ان تكرهوا شيئا وهو خير لكم" اعترضوا بقى على كلام ربنا.. حسبنا الله ونعم الوكيل ياجماعة بجد بقى عاوزكوا تطمنوا.. الحرايق اللى فى مصر دى والحوادث دى كلها خير.. دى بداية النهاية للعصر اللى احنا فيه بقالنا ربع قرن.. باذن الله هايخلص.. مش بيقولك ولما استحكمت حلقاتها فرجت وكنت اظنها لا تفرج؟ ادعوا انتوا بس وقولوا ياااااااارب

m7dsh feko 2al yarab??

I've checked the official website and found it active! You have the ikhwanweb.com (the official English website), and the Arabic website www.ikhwanonline.com wonder if there are other "Ikhwan" websites that have been blocked!!

دخلت على موقع حزب (الأخلبية )00 لقيت مسابقة اختيار شعارات للحزب لانتخابات الشورى 00 حاولت اسجل نفسي أو أشارك ماعرفتش 00 كان فيه شعارات حازقاني لامؤاخذة 00 لكن ماعرفتش الظاهر اكتشفوا اني من الأعداء 000 اقترح ننقل المسابقة هنا 00 وحابدأ بنفسي ((التوريث هو الحل)) 000 ((بالزوق 00بالعافية 00 حانكمل المشوار )) 000 ((يامبارك سير سير 00 واحنا وراك حانكسر زير)) 000 ((ياشعبنا لسة كمان 000 حايحكمكو الأمريكان)) 00 (( بالداخلية وبلطجية 00 حانغلبكو يا إخوانجية))000 (( ياشعبنا فقت ليه 000 أحيه00 أحيه أحيه )) 000

I have been trying to bookmark all the webpages on Monem since his Alexandria home was raided. Just like we have done with Alaa, I am using the del.icio.us tag AbdolMonemMahmoud. So far, most of the pages are in Arabic. Looking forwards to more people tagging in their languages. During Alaa's detention, some of the pages were in languages I could not even recognise.

You misspelled the web address for Muslim Brogherhood http://www.ikhwanweb.com you missed the "w"

لما عبد الكريم اتسجن طلعوا شوية إسلاميين يقولوا إنه يستاهل عشان كافر وابن وسخة. لكن لما عبد المنعم اتسجن مافيش حد قال "يستاهل عشان اخوانجي ابن متناكة". ده معناه إيه؟ معناه إن ممكن الكافر تبقى أخلاقه أحسن من الإسلامي والله أعلم وربنا يفك سجن كل المظاليم

وقع بيان المدونين للتضامن مع عبدالمنعم محمود شارك بتوقيعك أنشر البيان في كل مدونة تعرفها ساهم في حرية المدونين .. وحرية منعم http://free4monem.blogspot.com/

اتضامن مع المدونين بغض النظر عن انتماءاتهم السياسية او الدينية او الجنسية طالما كانت مدوناتهم ومدوناتهن تعبر عن الحق في حرية الاعتقاد وحق المواطن في التعبير السلمي وتجريم المحاكم العسكرية للمدنين . رءوف مسعد

أصل الحكاية اصل الحكاية ان الفساد خايف وجبان 00

مابيشجعوش غير سكوتنا وسلبيتنا 00

مستهيفين نفسنا 000

خايفين على عمرنا 000

عايزين نربي ولادنا 00

مش عايزين بهدلة 00

يائسين من الاصلاح 000

هو احنا حانغير الكون 000

خليك في نفسك ونام ياجبان 00 0

حاتموت تلتميت موتة 000

وحاتشوف الذل ألوان 000

مش حايخلوك تربي عيالك 000

حايربوك ويربوا اللي خلفوك 000

وحاتتساق زي البهيمة 000

لو مارضيش الأمن عنك مش حايعلفوك 000

مش حاتشوف غير الاهانة 000

“انت غير ناضج وماتنفعش معاك الديموقراطية ” 000

“ وكويس اننا مستحملين نحكم أمثالك ” 000

وحايلففوك حوالين نفسك زي البهيمة في الساقية 000

لقمة العيش حاتحصلها بالعافية 00 لو حصلتها 000

وبدل ماتاكل بيها عيش حاتدفعها في الدروس الخصوصية 000

وحايسرطنوا عيالك 000

حايسرطنوا جسمهم بعد ماسرطنوا عقلهم 000

عشان يبقى العقل المسرطن في الجسم المسرطن 000

ويضمنوا يركبوك 000

مش كدة وبس 00

لازم تهتف وتصفق ” بالروح بالدم نفديك يا 000 ” زي مايكون 000

اللي يجوز أمي يبقى عمي 000

وحايفضل يحكمنا العسكر 00 وولاد العسكر 00 داحنا الحرامية 00

وحايبيعوك للصهاينة والأمريكان 000

ماتقولش داحنا خير أجناد الأرض 000

انت اللي جبته لنفسك بسلبيتك وجبنك 000

حاتعيش خايف 00 وتموت كل يوم ألف موتة 000

والموت بفلوس 000

حايغرقوك في العبارة 000

ويولعوا بيك المسرح 000

وحايبنولك سجون 000

سجن لكل مواطن 000

حاتقولي أعمل إيه ؟؟ 00 أعمل حزب ؟؟00

تتعب نفسك ليه الأحزاب زي الهم عالقلب 000 على كل لون عشان ماتتعبش نفسك عملينهالك على كل لون 000

حزب مليكنا 00 وحزب ديكور 00 احمر واصفر 00 يميني يساري وسط 00 واخضر كمان 00 زي الألمان 00

داحنا تاعبينهم قوي 00 كتر خيرهم 00

طب أعمل إيه 00

شوف الحق وامشي معاه 00

دور عالشرفا واسندهم 00

ماتسيبش حقك يلهفه كلب 00

ماتذلش نفسك للكلب 00حايعملك ايه 00 حايهوهو 00 والا يعضك 00 عضة بسيطة 00 وحاتاخد مصل 00

وحاتنقذ مصر من الأوغاد 00

جرب مرة تقوله لأ 00 لأ لأ لأ 000

طعمها حلوة 00 زي الشهد 00

بس اللي مايعرفهاش حايقول علقم 00

أصله مايعرف غير طعم الجبن 00 وطعم الذل 00

لكن لأ بتهز جبال 00

بتزلزل أرض 00

مش حاتهش الكلب ؟؟؟؟؟!!!!! وابن الكلب ؟!

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Hi ! I am a French student, and I find your blog adress in an article from a French cultural magasin. Reading this article, I thought you were modern heros... Reading the blog, I know I was right!!!

I don't know many thing about Egyptian politic, but I appreciated the last lines of your post and the way you chose in your fight for freedom. Bravo!

My english is not very good so I think I win't be able ti say exactly what would like to. Well, I would like to cheer you for what you do, you're so courageous, but the way you've chosen is certainly one of the most beautiful and important you could have to. In a few years I'd like to be a journalist, that's why questions and problems about democraty and liberty of expression seem even more important to me. I don't know how I coul help you, but if you've an idea; please don't hesitate. For example to diffuse your news, or mobilize people around me...

bye, good luck and keep going this way, many people are with you...

ps: to the other french student, who are you?

I know you and your fight thanks to the french magazine "Télérama" and, while I was reading the article, I felt both amazed and disgusted.

Disgusted because the egyptian government acts like an unhuman one. Wouldn't it be logic for a government to protects its citizens ? Wouldn't any human refuse to hurt his brother or his sister, because of their foughts ? Only machines can't refuse that. Dictator's and torturers can't have no soul. I felt even more disgusted by the way inequity is hidden. An aunt of mine has been to Egypt last year. She saw a huge desert, huge pyramids, huge temples, huge markets...but she never saw this huge inequity.

Amazed because of your bravery. You remind me of the french resistants during the WW2, who were few heroes against a criminal and oppresor regime. Lots were put in jail, lots were killed, but know that they finally won.

Freedom always wins.

Ps: Je m'appelle Frédéric Agbohouto, je suis lycéen à Limoges.

I believe that Monem will get out of jail stronger and more determined to help this sinking country... They think that what they are trying to break him and scare the other members of the opposition but this will al go in vain.. this will make us want them to be kicked out of the regime and get otehr clean ppl instead....