Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Salafi lady from today's protests in Egypt

She is brandishing a newspaper photo of Khalid Sa'id Via Tahrirawi


JG said...

Does she know he took recreational drugs? :)

Zeyad said...

JG most people in Egypt take recreational drugs. It's not forbidden.

JG said...

Sure, Zeyad. I was joking! The Khaled Saeed story has been so mythologised that even a Salafi can consider him some kind of pure symbol of the 'nation'.

I just read this piece yesterday which I thought was very interesting. The author was a neighbor of Khaled's:

Saeeds of Revolution: De-Mythologizing Khaled Saeed