Activist Ghonim not on Google business in Egypt
Egyptian authorities released Wael Ghonim on Monday after holding him for 10 days.
February 9th, 2011
04:04 PM ET

Activist Ghonim not on Google business in Egypt

Wael Ghonim, the man who administered the Facebook page credited for kicking off the Egypt protests on January 25, was on leave from his job at Google in Dubai when he went to Egypt to participate in the demonstrations.

Ghonim, who now refers to himself as an Egyptian activist, describes himself as “Head of Marketing – Middle East & North Africa at Google” on his LinkedIn.com profile.

His identity as a Google employee has helped bring attention to his role in the protests, but he was not in Egypt on business.

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  1. Mohamad

    I hate the Muslim Brotherhood, they suck, hahahahah

    February 10, 2011 at 12:50 am | Report abuse |
  2. Mohamad

    That was incredible; did the Earth shake????? Zzzzz. Zzzzzzz. Zzzzzzzzzzz. Zzzzz

    February 10, 2011 at 1:00 am | Report abuse |
  3. Pat Lewis

    We need a lot more brave individuals like Wael in the world!

    February 10, 2011 at 1:06 am | Report abuse |
  4. Cesar

    Oh my goodness, Mohamad and Carlos from mex, what language. I am so shocked.

    February 10, 2011 at 6:39 am | Report abuse |
    • Cesar

      You shouldn't be,Phunnie boy. After all, they are Tea Partiers and followers of Sarah Palin!!!

      February 10, 2011 at 7:53 am | Report abuse |
  5. Cesar

    Is that right silly boy? And all this time I thought Sarah was your mistress.

    February 10, 2011 at 8:40 am | Report abuse |
  6. personny

    Israel is becoming a nation. http://nopolicestate.blogspot.com/2011/01/egypt_29.html

    February 10, 2011 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
  7. Cesar

    Palestine is becoming a nation.

    February 10, 2011 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
    • Daniel

      And so should Kurdistan,but the U.S. and Turkey,due their excessive greed,just won't let it happen, tragically enough.

      February 10, 2011 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
  8. Cesar

    @carlos de mex: Donde estas pinche puto. Por favor chupa mi verga. Google has so much to offer, right? Have a nice day.

    February 10, 2011 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Daniel

    Mr. Ghonim don't stop now. You need to be involved in the rebuilding process. Your clear passion for your people, intelligence, and eloquent manner will be an asset to your people. Good luck and God speed young man!

    February 10, 2011 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Cesar

    I agree with Daniel. This Ghonim obviously put his marketing skills to great use in kick starting an over due protest. Iran, you're next baby!

    February 10, 2011 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Mohamad

    Shut up stupid!!

    February 10, 2011 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Cesar

    @Mohamad: You are such a child. Grow up!! Now, make like a tree and leave.

    February 10, 2011 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
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