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Today it hit me, I am really in prison. I'm not sure how I feel. I thought I was OK but I took forever to wake up. The way fellow prisoners look at me tells me I do not feel well but I can't really feel it.

I'd say prison is not like I expected, but I had no expectations. No images, not even fears, nothing. Guess it will take time. I expect to spend no less than a month here. I'm sure that's enough time to see all the ugly sides of prison, to be genuinely depressed.

I'm in a good cell I suppose. Only one of us with me, Karim Reda, a young Ghad member with no experience. I would have preferred to be surrounded by friends, or to be with someone with experience like Kamal Khalil who would inspire confidence in me and make sense of everything, but I should not complain.

The cell has 3asaker Geish written on it. They tell me it is for gara2em nafseya. Seems everyone here are facing 'darb afda ila qatl' . Their first time. 3 are only few years older than me, 2 in their early 30s, and two older guys. 2 been here since 2003, the rest less than a year. Their first kill (Only one claims to be innocent. Says he is a petty thief). All are sa3ayda living in Cairo, two are neighbors, living omrania, etc.

I could go like this, give a list of observations about my cellmates and the prison itself, like the fact that there are hundreds of cats here, but that's all it is. A list of observations, nothing sinking in, no feelings or emotions, no real impressions. Anyways it's a good cell.

The guys are taking good care of us, even though since Kefaya landed we brought them nothing but trouble. I spent the first day with the whole sector (3anbar) locked. No one was allowed out not even for a few minutes. Turns out this was punishment for the hunger strike. The way they figured it the criminal inmates would be so angry at us for bringing this on them, they'd make sure we break the hunger strike even if by force.

I do not know about other cells but in cell 7 they did not harm Karim. They tried to convince him to stop but did not even threaten. After a while, two of them became seriously concerned for Karim's health (he's been on hunger strike for 4 days). I am yet to join the strike. Decided to wait for word from outside or from Kamal Khalil or something.

Still I am writing this in English to prevent my cellmates from reading over my shoulders, not that I am sure this will work. They are all educated and some are very knowledgeable, in the span of two days we discussed everything, from Egyptology to biology to economics, lots of politics tab3an. I have to defend Kefaya and all the different movements, I have to explain about the judges and I have to explain why I'm here, why it's worth it, and to be frank I've no idea why. It isn't worth being away from Manal for three days let alone 30 (mashy ya masr) but I can't really say that, can I ?

9-5-2006 Tora-Mahkoum

Translation of the arabic words used:

  • 3asaker Geish: army soldiers
  • gra2em nafseya: psycho crimes
  • darb afda ila qatl: beating that lead to death
  • sa3ayda: term used for egyptians from Upper Egypt
  • 3anbar: sector
  • tab3an: of course
  • masy ya masr: very well Egypt


Good to hear that you are OK. Rabenna Ma3ak!

Can someone tell me why is he in prison? Thanks. Kisses from Barcelona.

ربنا معاكم و ينصركم .. كان نفسى اكون معتقل معاكم .. لكن للأسف أنا بعيييييييد فى كندا .. لكن قلبى معاكم و بادعيلكم .. لا أملك سواه .. الدعاء

واضح ان حسنى مبارك انسعر .. و هذه نتيجة تركه فى الحكم 25 سنة .. الفحر

عموما .. عندى ليكم رجاء بسيط .. الكتابة تكون بالعربى .. تعميما للفائدة لأكبر عدد ممكن من الناس



Alaa, I don't even know what to say man...rabena ma3ak, be strong man. Adaha we edoud Manal...I know its hard, but try to remember the big picture and the goal behind all those difficult times.

oh my that is the sweetest sweetest thing I read in a very loooooooong time. Rabbena maak ya Alaa you and Manal. Inshallah you will come out and everything will be ok again. Many hugs to you I hope it reaches you and to Manal. Marlyn

Do you really belive Egyptian they will weak up The only way find a new country and leave as soon as you can get asylum in any civilized country I did it long time is not worth it the problem not the govermant but the people good luck

Alaa, .. I'm still there in down town waiting for anyone to show up and this just hit me really hard... some of your words are a part of what echos in my head whenever I found myself asking why the heck I'm here... I'd just like to say, this has been a real setback.. on my way here some little boy asked me whether i'm a painter 'cause I hold some white sheets.. i don't know how really to describe the feeling.. but it was so comfortable on the inside... singing "um ya masry" all the way here... anyway... stay strong.. I'm not the right one to tell how many people out there admire what you do and urges us to do.. sometimes I feel you give us something that could (and indeed do) change our lives forever... stay strong, Alaa.. I'm not going to go far and tell you remember Ahmed Oraby and so... just remember Dr. Ayman Nour in a nearby cell...

هذا البانر للتضامن مع علاء وشرقاوي ومالك ، وبقية المختطفين

أرجو الدخول هنا وتعميم وضع البنر

موقع التغيير يهدي المعتقلين هذه الأغنية

على فكرة علاء فيها

Hey alaa, I am glad you are taking this so well.. But excuse my ignorance.. How are you blogging from prison??

مقدرش أقول أن أعتقالك كان مفاجاة يا علاء و لكن كان له دوى الرصاصة التى تمر جوار الاذن فتتر ك صفيرا حادا فى و صمم مؤقت ، يذكرانى بأننا كلنا معتقلون ، السبعين مليون مش أنت بس . لكن انت- و حوالى 15 الف أخريين- كان لديك ما يكفى من الكرامة و الامانة مع الذات لتعيش واقع الاعتقال بحزافيره

بدون ذواق أو رتوش

..... أعتقد أننا يجب علينا الان أن نتوحد مع جميع المعتقلين ونحشد على محاربة قانون الطوارى و الافراج عنكم

و يجب أن نعمل كمعتقلين و نحارب العدو المباشر و لا نتوهم اننا أحرار و نبتهج بالانتصارت الضئيلة و الفرعية


I hope everything works out and you get out fine.

And I hope this crackdown will frighten noone from fighting for their rights and for a free society.

I just saw the new Indian movie "Rang De Basanti" on DVD - it's a harrowing and heartening experience, and very much to the point in this: It's about resisting and making a stand.

فلننظر للجانب المشرق من الأمور يا علاء

انها تجربة ثرية

لولا فقط تفريقكم في عدة زنازين

لكانت صحبة ممتعة

قريبا ساسعد بصحبتك انت و منال ( معا ) في شقتكم التي احبها كثيرا

او سنقضي جميعا مضاعفات ال15 يوما هناك

هل هناك من يرسل التعليقات الي الداخل ؟؟?


متأكد أنك قوية يا منال

شدة و تزول

we r allllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll with you

We're very proud of you and all the others who were detained with you. I can''t help but feel for Manal, God only knows how you must be feeling!

Rabena ma3akom kolloko.


Thirty days is not so long in the big picure. If anything, it is raising awareness in the United States...certainly has my attention, since I do appreciate your perspective from occaisionally reading your blog...sandmonkey...that's pretty funny...actually...I can appreciate bemusement at meaningless ad hominems...but I digress...

I haven't been in jail myself, but I have enough acquaintences to know that thirty days is really...nothing...


If Egypt wants to keep holding on to you, I can guarantee that the right is going to make things hotter for Egypt. I know *I* will.

good luck and keep your chin up, hope you get this.


كويس انك لسة بتكتب يا علاء العالم مبقاش زي زمان ان شاء الله يفك الله ضيقك وضيق كل المسجونين

وتتعلم من هذه التجربة شئ جديد لم تكن لتتعلمه الا بما حدث

موضوع اعتقالك كان مجرد وقت وقد حان

ربنا معاك يا علاء انت وكل المعتقلين معاك ....بصرف النظر عن الاختلاف فى الرأى او الطريقة اللى بنعبر بيها عن حريتنا لكن بالتأكيد انك حر و أنك راجل و الرجولة والحرية تمنها غالى ف الزمن الاسود اللى احنا فيه من قلبى ربنا معاكوا كلكم و ربنا ع الظالم

ها هي الأيام تصفعني، أشعرُ أنني أحمق. لستُ حتى متأكداً من شعوري، لقد ظننت أنني بخير، لكنني استغرقتُ دهراً لأصحو. ها هو رفيقُ الزنزانةِ ينظرُ إلي، يُخبرني أني لست بخير، لكنني فعلاً لا أعرفُ كيف أكون.

لم يكن السجنُ كما أتوقع، لم يكن لدي توقعاتٌ أصلاً. لا تصورَ مُحدَّد، لا خوف حتى، لا شئ. أعتقد أنني سأستغرق بعض الوقت، وأتوقع أنني سأمكثُ هنا ما لا يقلُّ عن الشهر، وأنا متأكدٌ أن هذا وقتٌ كاف لرؤيةِ الجوانب الأسوء في السجن. على الأقل كي أعاني معاناةً حقيقية.

أقيمُ في زنزانةٍ جيدة كما أفترض. يرافقني فيها واحدٌ فقط هو كريم رضا، وهو شابٌ من أعضاء جهاد. لكنتُ أفضلُ أن أكونَ مُحاطاً بالأصدقاءِ، أو مرافقاً لشخصٍ ذي خبرةٍ مثلَ كمال خليل، والذي كان ليلهمني الاطمئنانَ والثقة، ويُبقيني على وعيٍ بكل شئ. لكن لا بأس، لا يجبُ أن أشتكي من ذلك.

البقية في الأصل الإنجليزي في الأعلى

حسناً علاء، حسناً أيها الصامد. أظنني تأثرتُ بخطابك رغم أنه بالإنجليزية. وأنا مستعصٍ حالياً على التأثر بغير العربية، إلا أنني قمتُ بترجمةِ جزءٍ من النص لأدرجه هنا أولاً، ولأحاول التأثرَ به في كلا اللغتين ثانياً. وأخبركَ أن الكثيرينَ تأثروا أيضاً بخطابكَ، حتى أولئكَ المخالفينَ لك فكرياً، أو المناوئينَ لك تعساً وسفاهةً.

أتعلمُ أن وصفكَ لما حولكَ بدا جيداً رغم كل شئ. يُمكنكَ أن تكتبَ بعض القصص في المستقبل. أعجبني ذلك الجزء المتعلق بحالة الصحو التي انتابتك. ها أنتَ يا صديقي تصنعُ ذاكرةً متفردة. ستروي أيامكَ بعدَ ذلك بشئٍ من أصالةِ التذكر. ستلينُ لكَ الصعابُ حتى يُهيئُ إليكَ ألا مشكلةَ في معايشةِ الأحداث المسنونةِ، والقممِ الشاهقةِ، ستتحملُ حتى خيبات الأمل بنوعٍ من الأمل الذي ستتغذى عليه يومياً.

ها أنتَ تقترفُ الوحدة في داخلك، السجنُ يصنعها حتى ولو أحاطَ بك الآخرونَ ممن حولك. المعاناةُ تخلقُها رغماً عنكَ ربما، أنتَ مختلفٌ الآن، لكن اختياركَ أن تكون راغباً، وناشطاً، ولاعباً جيداً وصادقاً، هو الذي قادكَ إلى هذه النقطة الحتمية.

ستتعرفُ إلى نفسكَ في صورةٍ جديدة، بعيداً عن قلب الوطن المترهل. بعيداً عن تشوشِ الرؤية. ستتبدلُ المعاني قليلاً، حيث الحبُّ شوقٌ، والحبيبةُ طيفٌ، والمعاشرة خيال، والأهلُ ذكريات، والأصدقاء صوت بعيد. والوطنُ ... الوطنُ فراغٌ لا نهايةَ له إلا بعلاماتِ استفهامٍ غير محدودة.

فتذكر أيها التنينُ أغنيةَ الصمود

لا حصارَ يكفي لحصارك

لا جنودَ تكفي لإسارك

وتذكَّر عند بدء القولِ ما يقتاته

السجناءُ من عصبِ الحياةِ،

وما يقارفهُ السَّجانُ من إثمِ الوجودِ.

ها هي الأحداثُ حُبلى بالتأزمِ

والولادةُ قابَ دهرٍ قهريٍ

سينتشي التاريخُ عندَ كتابةِ المشهد

الترجمة غلط...هو بيقول اللى معاه من حزب الغد مش من الجهاد...انت عايز توديه فى داهية أكبر؟ لما مش عارف تترجم ماحدش طلبها منك

شكرا على التنبيه يا أنونيموس

مفيش الحتة بتاعة "أشعر أني أحمق"

هو بيقول "أنا فعلا في السجن"

شكرا على الترجمة

السيدة منال، تحية طيبة. وبعد.

بالتأكيد أني لم آتِ بهذه العبارة من عندي، ولم أؤلفها.

عندما أخطأت في ترجمة كلمة أشرت إلى خطأي واشتباهي فيها، إنما هنا، فأنا واثق أن العبارة كانت في النص الأصلي، ولقد تم تعديله الآن. وتحديداً كانت العبارة: I feel like idiot

ولكن لا بأس لنعتبر أنها لم تكن موجودة، وبإمكانك تعديل الترجمة، والأمر ليسَ مهماً على أيةِ حال، فبإمكانِ أكثرنا تفاؤلاً وجموحاً أن يكتب مثل ذلك عن نفسه في أي وقت. إنني حتى لم أفترض الترجمة كهدف أساسي للتعقيب، بل هي مجرد مدخل لكتابةِ بقية البوست.

شكرا لاهتمامك، وأتمنى أن تكوني بخير

أنا الأنونيموس اللى نوه عن غلطة الترجمة اللى فاتت..لكن المرة دى عندك حق..الجملة دى فعلا كانت موجودة..لكن الظاهر ان منال ماحبتش البطل يقول على نفسه كده فشالتها أحسن الناس تقول انه ندمان

لا تحزن ولا تبتأس يا علاء فكلنا معتقلون فى الوطن مع اختلاف اﻷمكنه
أقدر احساسك وشعورك واقدر شعور كل من معك وياليتنى أستطيع
فعل شيئ لكم غير هذه الكتابه التى لاتغنى ولا تسمن من جوع ولكن
ماذا افعل ... ؟ لست حتى من القاهره حتى أستطيع زيارتكم والشد من أزركم
لكن تقين ياعلاء أننا كلنا معكم مهما اختلفنا فى اﻷراء أو اﻷفكار
فنهاية اﻷمر أننا أبناء وطن واحد وأصحاب قضيه واحده


Ahmed Elsebaey

I expected a lot worse ya Alaa ,, bad treatment, beatings, things like that ,, but this is very good indeed ,, It's hard ya Alaa .. in times like these one might start doubting all the beleifs that lead him to where he is ,,, we are not heroes ... but some of us are real men ,, and I think you are ,, Real men fight for what they beleive in which might not necassary right but at least they had the guts to fight. Keep it up ya Alaa ,,, I might not agree with you in some of your views but I do really respect you for what you do.

A humble request ya Alaa please if these replies would reach ,,, is there any news about the other guys who were arrested earlier ,, Malek and the other guys ,, and the girls too????

Thanx ya Alaa Stay strong just as you are You are making a difference ,, beleive me

My dear Alaa, how could I imagine the first time we met, (playing this stupid but funny computer game at your place with all the shella )that I would end up sending you support messages in prison?

I am just telling you all my support for your courage and action. I am waiting for you to kick J's ass at a wi-fi tawla game....

You have courage, you will now learn patience; Yalla, I know you are stronger than any intimidation.

We are waiting for you!!!!


Alaa i'm worried about you, but i have a question for "Alaa Makers". guys alaa was a good guy and computer geek. this message for politicians in the world who made alaa. (Alaa Brain Washers).

1. We Expected Alaa will be in prison <=== Why you didn't advise him, you kept on encouraging him "Alaa u r da man" - "Alaa u r real egyptian". (Most of you are out side Egypt) so f**k 0ff.

2. Alaa we support u and manal. <---- where is your support ( Just few nasty words like, you left him alone.

3. Alaa we wish we were in prison with you now. <--- Why don't you try to visit him..

4. Alaa come on man kick ass in egypt. <--- Where the hell were u while he was doing it.


What the hell can they do with those words, every one now is having fun with his family and his wife, while this poor guy is in prison. actually we all know why he is in prison without mentioning the reasons.

solch eine kranke welt!

The first thing to come to my mind when reading this exciting title "Alla blogging from prison" was to picture Alaa with a laptop in his hand and blogging from inside the prison. It really baffled me how can he blog from inside prison. Then when reading the replies that asked if comments reached him or not, it came to my mind that he blogs by writing stuff then giving it to someone visiting him who then blogs them on a computer. So is this the case, or how does Alla really blog from prison?

Is this really matters ??? how he did it?

may you be blessed for your sacrifices, and may you soon be with your beloved manal, and all those who love and long for you. hanna

الخبر من موقع كفاية

I'm in a good cell

لاتوجد زنزانه جيده ياعلاء يوجد اناس - مثلك - جيدون ومحترمون ، احتمل فغدا يوم جديد

كنت تبحث عن الحرية انت الأن فى المكان الوحيد الذى سوف تجدها فيه فهى كانت قبلك هناك ونتمنى ان تخرج معك او ان تخرج وتحكى لنا كيف استطاعة الصمود كل هذا الزمن داخل الزنزانه وماذا نفعل لكى نخرجها ثم نتعلم منها كيف يتحمل بعضا للأخر كى نحميها ونحمى أنفسنا بها

علاء: انت اجدع حد انا شوفته ..ربنا يخرجك بالسلامه منال : ربنا يمنحك القوة لاجل اختمال غياب علاء ..انت اكيد قوية.وما يهمكيش من تعليق السفله ..وانشاء الله نتلم قريب في شقتكم ..ما تزعليش علشان ما كلمتكيش بس مش باعرف اقول حاجة في موقف انا عارفه ان الكلام فيه سخيف وغير مجدي

اللى بتسميهم سفلة دول يا نحنوحة أنظف من ألف من عينتك..ومش عايز أشتمك لننا بنحب خطيبك..طبطبى عليهم ياختى براحتك بس من غير ماتشتمى غيرك

حاجة من الاتنين يا اما انت رجل امن و جاي تشمت و تدافع عن اصدقائك الذين قاموا بتقطيع ملابس مواطنة مسالمة جدا "عبير العسكري صحفية بالدستور" و قاموا بتلفيق قضية اداب لها اي انهم اخذوها من موقع المظاهرة الي القسم ثم قالوا انه امسكوا بها في شقة سيئة السمعة طيب بالمنطق كدة صحفية في جريدة انتم بتقولوا انها بتقبض من الخارج اكيد يعني مهما كان مستواها مش حتعمل كدة علشان الفلوس لو كان المتكلم مجنون و متخلف عقليا فليكن المستمع عاقل و بعد ان كتبوا عليها قضية اداب قاموا بالقائها في الشارع بحالتها و بملابسها الممزقة "صباح الخيرؤ يا امن يا مصري يا مش سافل يا محترم يالي بترمي ستات في الشارع بعد اهانتهن و الاعتداء عليهن مش سافل فعلا انا باقترح اننا نقول للسويد تدي العادلي جايزة نوبل في السلام و بعدين كمان قام الضباط بسحل مواطن في الشارع امام القسم لانه بعد القائها خارج القسم قام بمحاولة ان يعطيها ما تغطي به التمزق و قالوا للناس الي مشاية الي حيلمسها يا روح امكوا حنيكه و بهذا ظلت في الشارع حوالي الساعة حتي استطاع زملائها الوصلو لها و اخذها بعيدا

كل ده و مش سفلة ده ده تعريف السفالة في قاموس webster

وانشاء الله نتلم قريب في شقتكم

هاتروحى تاكلى عندهم برضه زى كل يوم .. كفاية اكل بقى تخنتى وبقى شكلك هايفرقع .. هاتاكلى ايه بقى فى شقتهم .. بيض ..؟

Dear Alaa,

May Allah grant you mercy and help you to get out as soon as possible. but I have one question though, how could you blog from prison. Do you have a Black Berry? And did they let you use it, I mean didn't they seize your belongings?

Hope all your companions are also in shaa Allah doing well.

Akis Patsourakis

سلام عليكم حمد لله ع السلامة يا علاء !

عود احمد للمجتمع الانترنتاوى،شد حيلك، انت فى تجربة ان شاء حتفيدك معلش كل تغير فى اوله صعب، بس بعد ده حتلاقى نفسك لوحدك كتكيف مع الوضع وبتتعلم منه(طبعا ده مش معناه انى احب قعادك هناك يستمر )

عشان تطلع ان شاء الله وتنقلى حاجتى علىالقالب ..تهريج طبعا!!

على فكرة الحكاية تستحق انك تكون هناك! زى ما حد قال، احنا كلنا معتقلين بس اتاكد ان انت وزمايلك فى طره بعد كااام سنة حتكونوا طليعة لناس تانيين ، ويفضل السعى مستمر

حس اوى بانك انسان شريف ، صادروا حريته عشان فكره، افتخر اوى بنفسك اذا كنت عارف تعيش فى سجن صغير وتتحرك فيه وتأثر فى ناس عددهم محدود، يبقى اكيد لما تخرج للسجن الكبيير حتتحرك احسن وتأثيرك ان شاء الله حيكون على ناس اكتر فى الاخر عايزة اقولك ان قبل القبض عليك بيومين كنت بتكلم عنك انا قررت خلاص..مش حاجيب سيرتك تانى!


سلام عليكم

ياما مويل الهوا..يامة مواليا

طعن الخناجر ولا..حكم الخسيس فيا

There will be a spy near you at all times. Keep your blogging private. In your position, always stand erect, look at the mouth of any authority that addresses you, not the eyes. If hit, say the name of your God Allah in a soft voice, do not yell it loudly and remain standing erect with your hands at your side. Do not defy the power that confines you but respect it and do not succumb to it. Many thoughts and prayers are going out to you at this time.

hey alaa,

so frustrating to hear you ended up in prison. a month, shit. hope you stay in your good cell. take good care of yourself. afterwards its always a good experience...(remember, we talked about that?!) wish you lots of energy. kisses, set.

News of your situation has reached many of us in The States, and we're sympathetic to your cause. I wish you luck in fighting for freedom of speech and freedom of assembly in your country. Free nations cannot exist without men (and women) like you to fight for them.

Stay strong, and keep your spirits up. You're an inspiration.

- Craig Maryland, USA

I know you won't be able to read this anytime soon, but I'd like you to know that I find your actions very admirable. Yours is a story similar to many of America's forefathers that had to live without the personal liberties and human rights that today are taking for granted in America and much of the rest of the world. Stay true to your cause, as it is a noble and indeed heroic one.

I urge all whom reside in democracies around the world to write to your congressman/parliamentarian/etc, in order to apply diplomatic pressure not only release Alaa from jail but also to stop repressing free speech - including trying Judges that uphold basic human rights recognized by the UN charter.

Rabina Maak Alaa! Egyptians have been known for many years for being courageous, i hope you will have the strength to fight the noble cause you're in prison for. We need people like you in many other countries, things have to change. Hopefully one day Morocco will stand and fight for what you are fighting for.

Betawfeek, Soumiaz

To keep everyone's spirits up go here:

(type in any name in the begginning to change it)

I am an American student who studied in Cairo last summer. I love the Egyptian people, and I love what you are trying to do to help give them what they deserve: a government that represents their wishes.

You are also on my student run website ;-) with a link to sign a petition to get your release.

Keep Up The Good Work

ربنا يعينك يا علاء ، بإذن الله هتطلع من السجن و تحكي علي اللي حصل و انت بتنكت و منال قدها و قدود :)

كان الله فى عونك علاء .. وعون كل المعتقلين

لى تعقيب فقط على موضوع الاضراب .. المفترض انه موقف اتخذتموه احتجاجا على اعتقالكم فكيف تنتظر له امرا من الخارج؟

Arabesque commenting from my brother's account

so happy to know that u r fine and blogging too. I do feel for u and Manal and ur last words are so painful. But what is the meaning of home/Egypt to everyone of us? I think it is a collage of faces, places , memories, feelings and stances. In this sense, being away from Manal becomes a price paid to provide a better life for her and others in the big picture "Masr". What is really unfair is that there is so few paying this price for so many. Unless those many move, nothing would happen. writibg from my brother's account

في إدراجي لترجمة جزء من رسالة علاء في التعليق الأول، اشتبهت علي هوية الشاب المرافق، وترجمت كلمة الغد إلى الجهاد، لا أدري كيف وقع ذلك. لكن عموماً ها هو التصحيح.

لكس أمه الأنونيمس لأ يا خويا اللي زيك دول مش زبالة دول خوالات من الدرجة الأولى وربنا معاكي يا منال كلناااااااااااااااااااااااااااااا معاكي

keep strong Alaa , i wish i was with you we are all waiting for you

Rafe3 rasna dayman ya Alaa..

and i mean all egyptian youth hoping , wanting or working for a change.. i'm sure nothing is worth being away from manal for a minute, bas you will be back (isA) and she will be proud (probably as proud as she is now), hopefully a little less worried though :) Not to indulge in 'corn', bas make the best of your prison experience. this to a great many extents is the 'other side' the sort of ultimatem that we are all held up to when one opposes or resists. what is it like for others there?why are they there? how much injustice have they seen? what stories do these cells carry? does the question 'was it worth this??' echo in ur mind? it seems the most common thread in most prison writings is the echoing questions. stay strong.. take long walks in your mind.. don't think too much. most importantly stay safe. we're all behind you, and kol el ma3ak,and waiting for you to come out, and the struggle will continue inshAllah..

ربنا معاك وتخرج لنا بسلامة :-)

السافل هو من يسب وفقط ويشمت فى سجن شخص برئ لو كان علاء ملحد فمبارك كافر

علاء ومنال بكره أحلى بإذن الله

علي الاقل علاء لم ينافق و يفعل عكس ما يعلن لكن الدور و الباقي عتلي العائلة الرئاسية الي حاسس انهم عاملينلهم فصل خصوصي في المدرسة الامريكية الي بيدسوا فيها مع ابناء الوزراء و المنافقين حيث يتعلموا ان ينافقوا و يفعلوا ما لا يقولون و يقولون ما لا يفعلون

It is easy for me to be so far away in a free nation where I can hang any sign I want out and have few problems (certainly, as long as I do not advocate violence, no police will come for me and certainly not beat me) to give you support and say you are doing the right thing. Someone early on was giving people grief about that in the comments.

But, this is not about me or the easy. The right thing is not always easy to know and is often not easy to do. Certainly, the first few days will seem easy to you, but it will be much harder as time goes on. Yet, I believe in you because you have always believed in yourself and believed in a different Egypt. We may have some different views on how exactly it will come about or what socio/politic/economic solution will be the best. But, there are a few things that we can agree on and they are the big ones. Freedom, equality before the law, free speech and fair political processes and elections.

These seem so simple, yet they are far away in many respects. Except today. Today, they were that much closer. Today, they mean more than any of the other slogans. They mean something because you have made them mean something. Until today, I never knew a man who would stand for his convictions in the face of arrest and incarceration. You have proven that these things do mean something more than mere slogans.

Seeing your words and the title "blogging from prison" reminded me of Martin Luther King, Jr in his letter from Birmingham Jail.

"While confined here in the Birmingham city jail, I came across your recent statement calling my present activities "unwise and untimely." Seldom do I pause to answer criticism of my work and ideas. If I sought to answer all the criticisms that cross my desk, my secretaries would have little time for anything other than such correspondence in the course of the day, and I would have no time for constructive work. But since I feel that you are men of genuine good will and that your criticisms are sincerely set forth, I want to try to answer your statements in what I hope will be patient and reasonable terms.

Several months ago the affiliate here in Birmingham asked us to be on call to engage in a nonviolent direct-action program if such were deemed necessary. We readily consented, and when the hour came we lived up to our promise. So I, along with several members of my staff, am here because I was invited here I am here because I have organizational ties here.

But more basically, I am in Birmingham because injustice is here."

I am here because injustice is here. Those are some very powerful words. He goes on to say:

"Moreover, I am cognizant of the interrelatedness of all communities and states. I cannot sit idly by in Atlanta and not be concerned about what happens in Birmingham. ***Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.*** We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. ***Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.*** Never again can we afford to live with the narrow, provincial "outside agitator" idea. Anyone who lives inside the United States can never be considered an outsider anywhere within its bounds."

You see, even a man we now consider a great American who changed our society was considered an "outsider" and an "agitator". Someone who had other purposes than simply trying to change his local situation. I think this is significant because so many protesters in Egypt who ask for democracy and basic freedoms are often considered to be agents of Israel or the United States. Martin Luther King Jr was accused in a similar manner of being from the outside; not part of the local community and people feared that his interference would cause a much greater physical struggle. You are an Egyptian. You cannot be from the "outside". You have the right as an Egyptian to demand a change in your society.

I often think, when I read the letter, that, while MLK had great vision, while sitting in Birmingham jail, he must have wondered how much and how far it would all go. While he had a dream, even at his greatest moment, he wondered how long it would take. Most people know some of his most famous speeches. The last being before he was assassinated he spoke about getting to the river Jordan and looking into the promise land, but that he might not get there with everyone. Whether it was a premonition or if he was simply talking about what he thought would be the length of the struggle, it was still a significant comment. He understood that this would be more than a few marches and a few speeches. It would be the long war and he had to be prepared and needed to prepare people around him to "fight it".

That is where you are. You must decided how much you will give and for what purpose. Is it for you and Manala or the children you might have? Is it for a dream? How much is it worth to you and what would you give? Is this moment the most that you are willing to give for it?

Only you can decide. But, even if you choose to stop hereafter, I will not think less of you. You will have inspired the next and the next even if you don't realize it.

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly."

You may not feel that you are important to this movement or that it is beyond you. Maybe you are not the "leader". Maybe the idea of being the next MLK or other Egyptian great dissenters is difficult to believe or imagine. But it is not about all the moments past nor completely about you. It is about all the others, too and they, like you, have put a value on their freedom, on their dreams and that is why they are there. You say that you would feel better if another with more experienced was there, yet they are not. Just you and a few younger ones.

I would bet that some words of strength and comfort from you would go a long way. I recall that MLK had not been in jail before. He had to decide on his role at that point. What was he doing to his family? What was he doing for them? Was it worth it? He had some assistants with him in jail and they were afraid as well, but he gave them strength. Knowing you from your blog and comments, I know that you have a reserve to share.

Well, MLKs dream took a long time and even now there is no perfection, yet, his dream has come to fruition.

I don't always think about it. A few weekends ago, we had a barbecue with friends and family. White, black, hispanic and American Indian. Honestly, until this moment seeing this post and being reminded about MLKs letter, I gave no thought to the struggle it took to get there. Now I am reminded that one man made the difference and behind him were the many who also believed.

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"In any nonviolent campaign there are four basic steps: collection of the facts to determine whether injustices exist; negotiation; self-purification; and direct action. We have gone through these steps in Birmingham. There can be no gainsaying the fact that racial injustice engulfs this community. Birmingham is probably the most thoroughly segregated city in the United States. Its ugly record of brutality is widely known. Negroes have experienced grossly unjust treatment in the courts."snip

"As in so many past experiences, our hopes bad been blasted, and the shadow of deep disappointment settled upon us. We had no alternative except to prepare for direct action, whereby we would present our very bodies as a means of laying our case before the conscience of the local and the national community. Mindful of the difficulties involved, we decided to undertake a process of self-purification. We began a series of workshops on nonviolence, and we repeatedly asked ourselves : "Are you able to accept blows without retaliating?" "Are you able to endure the ordeal of jail?""

That is the question and one you and others may need to ask yourselves many times in the course of the struggle. If you cannot commit, you may not be able to see this through.

"You may well ask: "Why direct action? Why sit-ins, marches and so forth? Isn't negotiation a better path?" You are quite right in calling, for negotiation. Indeed, this is the very purpose of direct action. Nonviolent direct action seeks to create such a crisis and foster such a tension that a community which has constantly refused to negotiate is forced to confront the issue. It seeks so to dramatize the issue that it can no longer be ignored. My citing the creation of tension as part of the work of the nonviolent-resister may sound rather shocking. But I must confess that I am not afraid of the word "tension." I have earnestly opposed violent tension, but there is a type of constructive, nonviolent tension which is necessary for growth"snip

"The purpose of our direct-action program is to create a situation so crisis-packed that it will inevitably open the door to negotiation. I therefore concur with you in your call for negotiation. Too long has our beloved Southland been bogged down in a tragic effort to live in monologue rather than dialogue"snip

"*****My friends, I must say to you that we have not made a single gain civil rights without determined legal and nonviolent pressure. Lamentably, it is an historical fact that privileged groups seldom give up their privileges voluntarily. Individuals may see the moral light and voluntarily give up their unjust posture; but, as Reinhold Niebuhr has reminded us, groups tend to be more immoral than individuals. *****

  • We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed. Frankly, I have yet to engage in a direct-action campaign that was "well timed" in the view of those who have not suffered unduly from the disease of segregation. For years now I have heard the word "Wait!" It rings in the ear of every Negro with piercing familiarity. This "Wait" has almost always meant 'Never." We must come to see, with one of our distinguished jurists, that "justice too long delayed is justice denied." ****"

I would like to say, at this moment, those that think that the democratic movements demanding their rights, their place in the political process or justice before the law should "wait" for the right time; for the time when the worry of a potential Islamic rule in Egypt (the potential for less freedom) by the MB to be "past", they should read MLK. and I ask at this moment, "When will the time be right?" as MLK said, the time is never right for those who are in power, those who fear and those without a dream. In order to make change, the fear must be seen through, walked through and the dream must take its place. To do otherwise would be to continue, "justice too long delayed is justice denied".

MLK said you should keep your eye on the prize. Don't look down or back, but always forward.

"Perhaps it is easy for those who have never felt the stinging dark of segregation to say, "Wait." But when you have seen vicious mobs lynch your mothers and fathers at will and drown your sisters and brothers at whim; when you have seen hate-filled policemen curse, kick and even kill your black brothers and sisters; when you see the vast majority of your twenty million Negro brothers smothering in an airtight cage of poverty in the midst of an affluent society...when you no forever fighting a degenerating sense of "nobodiness" then you will understand why we find it difficult to wait. There comes a time when the cup of endurance runs over, and men are no longer willing to be plunged into the abyss of despair. I hope, sirs, you can understand our legitimate and unavoidable impatience. "snip

"The answer lies in the fact that there are two types of laws: just and unjust. I would be the Brat to advocate obeying just laws. One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws. I would agree with St. Augustine that "an unjust law is no law at all"

Now, what is the difference between the two? How does one determine whether a law is just or unjust? A just law is a man-made code that squares with the moral law or the law of God. An unjust law is a code that is out of harmony with the moral law. To put it in the terms of St. Thomas Aquinas: An unjust law is a human law that is not rooted in eternal law and natural law. Any law that uplifts human personality is just. Any law that degrades human personality is unjust."

There is injustice in Egypt. Laws that can permit a man to be arrested for simply saying the laws of the land should be just and equal are not "moral laws". Laws that deny him the right to speak out against it are not moral and are injust.

"Let me give another explanation. A law is unjust if it is inflicted on a minority that, as a result of being denied the right to vote, had no part in enacting or devising the law. Who can say that the legislature of Alabama which set up that state's segregation laws was democratically elected? Throughout Alabama all sorts of devious methods are used to prevent Negroes from becoming registered voters, and there are some counties in which, even though Negroes constitute a majority of the population, not a single Negro is registered. Can any law enacted under such circumstances be considered democratically structured?

Sometimes a law is just on its face and unjust in its application. For instance, I have been arrested on a charge of parading without a permit. Now, there is nothing wrong in having an ordinance which requires a permit for a parade. But such an ordinance becomes unjust when it is used to maintain segregation and to deny citizens the First Amendment privilege of peaceful assembly and protest.

I hope you are able to ace the distinction I am trying to point out. In no sense do I advocate evading or defying the law, as would the rabid segregationist. That would lead to anarchy. One who breaks an unjust law must do so openly, lovingly, and with a willingness to accept the penalty. I submit that an individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for law. "

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Remember that. YOu have indeed expressed the "highest respect for the law" when you have challenged the injustice of a law that is against the best principles of man. The question for you and others with you is "Are you prepared to pay the price?"

"I must make two honest confessions to you, my Christian and Jewish brothers. First, I must confess that over the past few years I have been gravely disappointed with the white moderate. I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro's great stumbling block in his stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen's Counciler or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate, who is more devoted to "order" than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice; who constantly says: "I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I cannot agree with your methods of direct action"; who paternalistically believes he can set the timetable for another man's freedom; who lives by a mythical concept of time and who constantly advises the Negro to wait for a "more convenient season." Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will. Lukewarm acceptance is much more bewildering than outright rejection.snip

You speak of our activity in Birmingham as extreme. At fist I was rather disappointed that fellow clergymen would see my nonviolent efforts as those of an extremist. I began thinking about the fact that stand in the middle of two opposing forces in the Negro community. One is a force of complacency, made up in part of Negroes who, as a result of long years of oppression, are so drained of self-respect and a sense of "somebodiness" that they have adjusted to segregation; and in part of a few middle class Negroes who, because of a degree of academic and economic security and because in some ways they profit by segregation, have become insensitive to the problems of the masses. The other force is one of bitterness and hatred, and it comes perilously close to advocating violence. It is expressed in the various black nationalist groups that are springing up across the nation, the largest and best-known being Elijah Muhammad's Muslim movement. Nourished by the Negro's frustration over the continued existence of racial discrimination, this movement is made up of people who have lost faith in America, who have absolutely repudiated Christianity, and who have concluded that the white man is an incorrigible "devil."

I have tried to stand between these two forces, saying that we need emulate neither the "do-nothingism" of the complacent nor the hatred and despair of the black nationalist. For there is the more excellent way of love and nonviolent protest. I am grateful to God that, through the influence of the Negro church, the way of nonviolence became an integral part of our struggle. snip

But though I was initially disappointed at being categorized as an extremist, as I continued to think about the matter I gradually gained a measure of satisfaction from the label. Was not Jesus an extremist for love: "Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you." Was not Amos an extremist for justice: "Let justice roll down like waters and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream." Was not Paul an extremist for the Christian gospel: "I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus." Was not Martin Luther an extremist: "Here I stand; I cannot do otherwise, so help me God." And John Bunyan: "I will stay in jail to the end of my days before I make a butchery of my conscience." And Abraham Lincoln: "This nation cannot survive half slave and half free." And Thomas Jefferson: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that an men are created equal ..." So the question is not whether we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we viii be. We we be extremists for hate or for love? Will we be extremist for the preservation of injustice or for the extension of justice? "

this is hard from so far away. I am sure you are thinking, if you read this at all, that this is all good and well, but it is you in the cell and not me and not MLK. I think only, as I read this, that so many things he said almost 50 years ago still stand true today and resonate in your situation. You can replace the word "negro" and "white moderate" with any race, minority or politically oppressed group as well as the name of the "moderate" and find that it is the same.

What his words will mean to you, I don't know. I only hope they will give you strength in knowing that you are fighting the same fight, the same hate, the same injustice. another has been in the cell before you and he had to reason it out with himself and others as well. Don't let them tell you that it is not "time". "Time" he says, "is not neutral." Or in otherwords, time waits for no man and it certainly will not resolve the question in Egypt as to the resolution of the injustice against you and other freedom minded people.

As to the police officers who arrested you, MLK speaks:

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"Before closing I feel impelled to mention one other point in your statement that has troubled me profoundly. You warmly commended the Birmingham police force for keeping "order" and "preventing violence." I doubt that you would have so warmly commended the police force if you had seen its dogs sinking their teeth into unarmed, nonviolent Negroes. I doubt that you would so quickly commend the policemen if .you were to observe their ugly and inhumane treatment of Negroes here in the city jail; if you were to watch them push and curse old Negro women and young Negro girls; if you were to see them slap and kick old Negro men and young boys; if you were to observe them, as they did on two occasions, refuse to give us food because we wanted to sing our grace together. I cannot join you in your praise of the Birmingham police department.

It is true that the police have exercised a degree of discipline in handing the demonstrators. In this sense they have conducted themselves rather "nonviolently" in pubic. But for what purpose? To preserve the evil system of segregation. Over the past few years I have consistently preached that nonviolence demands that the means we use must be as pure as the ends we seek. I have tried to make clear that it is wrong to use immoral means to attain moral ends. But now I must affirm that it is just as wrong, or perhaps even more so, to use moral means to preserve immoral ends. Perhaps Mr. Connor and his policemen have been rather nonviolent in public, as was Chief Pritchett in Albany, Georgia but they have used the moral means of nonviolence to maintain the immoral end of racial injustice. As T. S. Eliot has said: "The last temptation is the greatest treason: To do the right deed for the wrong reason."

I wish you had commended the Negro sit-inners and demonstrators of Birmingham for their sublime courage, their willingness to suffer and their amazing discipline in the midst of great provocation. One day the South will recognize its real heroes. They will be the James Merediths, with the noble sense of purpose that enables them to face Jeering, and hostile mobs, and with the agonizing loneliness that characterizes the life of the pioneer. They will be old, oppressed, battered Negro women, symbolized in a seventy-two-year-old woman in Montgomery, Alabama, who rose up with a sense of dignity and with her people decided not to ride segregated buses, and who responded with ungrammatical profundity to one who inquired about her weariness: "My fleets is tired, but my soul is at rest." "

As to the lenght of this comment, Mr. King writes for me:

"Never before have I written so long a letter. I'm afraid it is much too long to take your precious time. I can assure you that it would have been much shorter if I had been writing from a comfortable desk, but what else can one do when he is alone in a narrow jail cell, other than write long letters, think long thoughts and pray long prayers?

If I have said anything in this letter that overstates the truth and indicates an unreasonable impatience, I beg you to forgive me. If I have said anything that understates the truth and indicates my having a patience that allows me to settle for anything less than brotherhood, I beg God to forgive me.

I hope this letter finds you strong in the faith. I also hope that circumstances will soon make it possible for me to meet each of you, not as an integrationist or a civil rights leader but as a fellow clergyman and a Christian brother. Let us all hope that the dark clouds of racial prejudice will soon pass away and the deep fog of misunderstanding will be lifted from our fear-drenched communities, and in some not too distant tomorrow the radiant stars of love and brotherhood will shine over our great nation with all their scintillating beauty.

Yours for the cause of Peace and Brotherhood, "

Signed Martin Luther King, Jr

Thank you for doing the hard work. I will pray for you and yours and ask for you to receive guidance on the matter. In the end, only you can decide. I just wanted to let you know that you are not the first, nor the last, nor are you really alone. You are walking with giants. I can say, with certainty, that it may be long and you may not be able to continue, but someone will and you have taken their first step for them.

I will continue to write letters to our State Dept and the Egyptian Embassy as well as sign the petition.

I just want to ask all those who say "wait", "how long"?

For all those who have time, I suggest reading MLK's entire letter. I have barely touched on all the things that resemble your current situation.

If you stand for nothing else, let it be for this one thing, this one moment: freedom.

Dear Alaa

I read about this a moment ago.

I have posted to my blog.

I have signed a petition.

I have written to the egyptian ambassador in Denmark.

I have written to the danish egyptian association.

I am spreading the word.

What can I do to help?

I hope you will be set free soon.

I also hope you will not suffer.

My longest stay in an arrest was a few hours in Paris. I did not like that much, so I don't know if I can imagine how you feel.

My best wishes

Gunnar Langemark

استعن بالله يا علاء.. إن شاء الله كل ده حيكون ذكرى تحكيها لأولادك.. إن شاء الله فترة وتمر بسلام زي ما مرت على أهالينا اللي اتحملوا قبلينا .

ربنا يوفقك ويرجعك بالسلامة ..

يهدي موقع التغيير هذا الإنتاج إلى منال وعلاء وكل أحرار مصر من بنات وشباب في سجون مبارك

يا أخ كات-ميسوري

أنت كاتب رسالة ماجستير ولا مشاركة فهمني؟

to all the geniuses who bad mouth Alaa and his wife - فعن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنة عن النبي قال: { إن العبد ليتكلم بالكلمة من رضوان الله لا يلقي لها بالا يرفعه الله بها درجات،وإن العبد ليتكلم بالكلمة من سخط الله لا يلقي لها بالا يهوي بها في جهنم } رواه البخاري:6487.

وفي حديث معاذ رضي الله عنة عندما سئل النبي : { و إنا لمؤاخذون بما نتكلم به؟ قال : ثكلتك أمك يا معاذ، وهل يكب الناس في النار على وجوههم إلا حصائد ألسنتهم } صحيح الترمذي:2110.

احسن وللهي مع اني مش عارفة هى الحكومة اخدته ليه ولا فين السجن العادي ولا سجن النساء ياريت بس يربوه ويحلقوا شعره اللي اطول من شعر جوزه لامؤاخذة اقصد مراته ويا ترى لو ضربوه ولا عملوا في حاجة حيقول يارب ولا حيفضل على جهله يالا ربنا يهدي

انا حافترض انك مواطنة مصرية عادية ولست مخبرة رغم انه افتراض يوتوبي حاقولك ليه احنا بنعمل كدة و لي علاء بيعمل كدة

لما تبقي عاملة مظاهرة سلمية و تشوفي ابوك بيتسحل قادمك علي الارض مع انك ولا شتمت و لا فتحت بقك بس اعلنت رايك بتحضر

لما تتدرضي في كليتك داخل السور وتتمرمط بكرامة اهلك الارض و تسقط سنتين ورا بعض رغم انك جايب 5 امتياز لان في دكتور خول بيشتغل في فرع الداخلية المسمي باجمعة ال###### اقصد اي جامعة مش مهم انهي كلهم تبع وزارة الداخلية

لما يحصل كل ده عايزانا نفضل نتكلم بالراحة ازاي ازاي مشتمش بعد كل الي اتعمل ده ازاي يعني

انتي معترضة و شايفة ان علاء كفر طيب ما انتي كفرتي انت شفتي الكفر بعينك و محاولتش تغيريه ولا حتي بقلبك انت اكيد كنت بتشوفي ناس بتتظلم ولا عمرك عملت حاجة بل و لو سالوك كنت حاتقولي احسن لما كنت في اللكية و طالب يسقط بس علشان مطول دقنه ده حتي مش بيمشي في مظاهرات ولا حتي منتمي للاخوان انسان طبيعي جدا زيك بس مطول دقنه و علشان كدة يسقط (ده مش انا علي فكرة يعني)

لما طالب يحصل خلاف بينه و بين امن الكلية و بالسبب ده يعتقل قبل الامتحان بيوم و يتساب بعده بيوم بدون اي ورق رسمي علشان يتسجل غائب بدون عذر و انت تعرف و متعملش حاجة تبقي مسلم

و بعدين تعالي هنا الناس ايام الرسول كان شعرها كدة و اطول من كدة الصحابة بقي كانوا كفرة ولا انت بتقول انهم كانوا خولات لما واحد زيك يقول علي حد انه خول لانه مطول شعره و الصحابة كانوا مطولين شعرهم مش يبقي سب الصحابة و مش في الاسلام من سب الصحابة خرج عن الاسلام

يبقي يا طنط قبل ما تقولي علي الناس عريانين غطي طيزك

ايه ياروح أمك انت فاضى وماوراكش حاجة بقى وعمال ترمى تعليقات فى كل حتة؟ انت مين قال لك انها واحدة مش واحد؟ ولو واحدة يصح تكلمها كده يامحترم ياللى مش سافل؟ وهو كل حد يقول رأى مش عاجب شلتكم تقولوا عليه مخبر وأمن دولة؟ ايه الزبالة دى؟ وازاى تشبه الخول الملحد ده بالصحابة؟ طب على أيامهم ماكانش فيه حلاقين وكانت دى سنة حياتهم..علاء باشا سيف الكفر ده مربى شعره ودقنه سنة ولا منيكة؟ ياريت ترد يادلدول الست

اولا يا ستين مليون شرموطة انا مشتمتش ام حد يا يا خول متشتمش امي لما اشتمك تشتمني انا يا جبان

انا مين؟ الناس تعرف بافعالها مش بشخصياتها انا يا سيدي زي ما قلت hacktivist و طبعا علاشان انت جاهل و مش بتعرف تدور علي اي معلومة محاوتش تعرف يعني ايه

مين قالي انها واحدة لاني بعرف اقرا و اكتب مش زي ناس تقريبا بتنزل السايبر تقف جنب صاحب السايبر علشان يكتبلهاالردود و ردودها ملاينة غلطات مطبعية و مفيهاش ريحة المنطق و الي يغيظ الواحد انك شملول اوي و مردتش علي الحاجات الي انا قلتها

ليه انا شتمتها لان المحترم نحترمه الخول ننيكه في واحدة محترمة تقول لواحد انه مخنث بالزمة مش ديه واحدة قليلة الادب و كافرة في واحدة محترمة و متدينة تشمت في واحد في وقت الضيق دا الرسول الكريم يا كافر انت و هي حزن حزن شديد لهزيمة الروم الي هم مسيحين و اعدائه يبقي انت و هي كفرة ولا لأ انت و هي مش بتلتزموا بسنة الرسول و جايين تقولوا علي واحد كافر و الرسول قال ان مش من حق حد يقول علي حد انه كافر ربنا هو الي يحكم يا كافر

انت و هي امن دولة مش علشان بتقولوا حاجات ضدنا لا علشان انتم الي بتبتدوا بقلة الادب و احنا بنبتدي بالاحترام لما علاء يكتب بمنتهي الاحترام عن معاناته في السجن تقوم تدخل واحدة تقول عليه مخنث تبقي كافرة طبقا للدين الاسلامي الي هي نفسها مؤمنة بيه و يبقي من حقنا نضربها بالجزمة الي عايز الناس تعامله باحترام يتكلم باحترام احنا بنبدا بالاحترام لكن الخول حنيكه انا شبهته بالصحابة يا متخلف كمان مش بتعرقف تقرا الشرموطة التانية قالت انه مخنث لانه مطول شعره يعني هي بتقول ان تطويل الشعر حرام و بتقول الي يطول شعره يبقي خول و الصحابة كانوا بيطولوا شعرهم يبقي هي قالت ان الصحابة خولات تبقي كافرة و شرموطة

الصحابة مكنش عندهم مقصات و الات حادة يقصوا بيها شعرهم يا خول يا جاهل بطل ترد علي الناس بدل مش بتعرف تقرا كان في مقصات سبب عدم قص الشعر هو اختيار شخصي و الدليل هو ان رهبان الجزيرة العربية كانوا بيحلقوه يا اهبل يبقي بكس امك هي قالت ان الصحابة خولات تبقي هي قالت علي نفسها كافرة لان الاسلام الي هي موافقة علي كل تعاليمه بتقول انها كافرة تبقي تروح تقول الشهادتين قبل ما تشتم واحد من اشرف الناس في مصر

"علاء باشا سيف الكفر ده مربى شعره ودقنه سنة ولا منيكة" و انت مال اهلك انت واحد بيعمل حاجة ولا غلط ولا حرام انت بقي تيجي تقول انه عمل حاجة حرام و انه خول واخد توكيل من ربنا بكسمك ولا انت رئيس جمعية الخولات و من حقك تقرر مين الخولات

لو الرد الي جاي بتاعك كان محترم نبقي خالصين شتيمة و مستعد اكلمك باحترام لو انت رجعت تتكلم باحترام انما حتقل ادبك تاني حضربك ستين جزمة و تاني يا خول انا مشتمتش امك ولا امها و المرة ديه عديتهالك لو شتمت امي تاني يبقي متبقاش تلوم حد غير نفسك

عايز تشوف مسلم محترم يا كافر: اهو واحد اخوان مسلمين و مسلم بس محترم روح اتعلم دينك و بعدين ابقي اتكلم

تاني لو انت شايف انك محترم و عايزنا نكلمك باحترام متبدأش بالغلط و عاكلهم بالحسني و رد بالتي هي احسن علي التي هي اسوأ يا كافر يالي متعرفش اي حاجة عن الاسلام و انت كمان زيها متنساش تقول الشهادتين قبل ما تيجي تاني ترد علي انك مسلم و خلي بالك انت بتتكلم زي ما اكون انا ظالمكم ولا عملتلكم حاجة احنا هنا كل واحد بيقول رايه و كوني برد عليك بنفس اللغة بتاعتك يبقي انا بامارس حرية الراي لو اناعوز انيكك بجد كنت حقطعلك خط النت الي انت متصل منه و حاجيبلك فاتورة تليفون ب 10 الاف جنيه المرة الجاية و خلي بالك انا عارف انت ساكن فين و عارف نمرة تليفونك و انا راجل و قد كل كلمة بقولها تحب تجرب؟

what u mean? i ask u to take care of what u write, that has nothing with (بامارس حرية الراي) N

انا وضحت اني شتمت لانها هي بدأت باهانة علاء و كمان وصفته باوصاف لا يصح ان يصف بها مسلم اي شخص اخر خاصة اذا كان في محنة اذا انتوا عايزن فعلوا تتحاوروا حوالين حاجة معينة يبقي تعرض وجهة نظرك باحترام لكن داخل تشتم و مفترض اننا حنرد عليك باحترام بتاع ايه يعني حد قالك اننا بنشتغل ملايكة بعد الظهر؟؟؟

فتش و بوس و اوعه اللبوس

WALLAHEE U ARE THE MOST IGNORANT PERSON I HAVE EVER SEEN مش عارف أقولك ايه بس لازم تعرف ان من رمى مسلم بكلمة الكفر فقد باء بها أحدهما وأكبر دليك انك انسان جاهل انك بتقول علي الشخص ده انه كافر .. اتق الله ان كنت تؤمن بالله .. وعلى فكرة واضح من أسلوبك انك انسان غير محترم ولا تعرف أي شيء عن الاحترام زي ما بتقول ولكن سياستك هي السفالة المحتشمة وللأسف أنا لما ابتديت أقرأ كلامك كنت فاكر انك محترم وأنا آسف اني رديت عليك بس انت فعلا حرقت دمي ربنا يحرق دمك مش عارف ازاي بتتكلم زي ما تكون على حق انت مبتقراش اللي انت بتكتبه ولا ايه ... كلامك كله ساذج و منحل ومفيش فيه حاجة تقول انك بني آدم محترم ياريت تبطل تتكلم أحسن

والله عندك حق هو كل واحد مش لاقي حاجة يعملها يعمل نفسه معارضة ويتكلم وهو مش فاهم حاجة وبعدين قوللنا هنا منين جايبين كل الفلوس اللي بتصرفوها في الدعاية والضجة اللي انتم عملنها على النت ؟ ما في مئات من المعارضة موجودين في السجون لاسباب كثيرة مسمعناش منكم صوت ولا حس ولكن لما واحد من جماعتكم يتمسك تيجي الفلوس من حيث لا نعلم وتنصرف على طولت اللسان ولم واحد سألكم تقولوا عليه امن دولة، عموما ان الواحد يتقال عليه امن دولة احسن من خاين بياخد فلوس من بره البلد علشان يخرب بيها البلد ويسموا نفسهم قال اه معارضة، جاتكم نيله وهباب، خلوه يحلق ويبقى راجل القول وبعد كده تعالوا اتكلموا

أحسن "وللهي"؟

مين للهي ده؟

ربنا إللي بيقسموا بيه اسمه: "الله" يا مؤمنة

إنت مش عارفة إللي بيغلط في لفظ الجلالة بيتعمل فيه إيه يا كتكوتة؟ حاجات وحشة خالص

أظن لو حد ملحد ويعرفكوا لا يمكن يفكر في يوم من الأيام يصدق في ربنا : إذا كانت هي دي عينة "المؤمنين" شماتة وغل وتمني الأذى ده غير الجهل "وأحسن وللهي" .

شيك قوي القفلة بتاعة تعليقك: "يللا ربنا يهدي"

واحدة داخلة تشمت وتتمنى الأذى (هتموتي تسمعي إنهم أذوا علاء مش كدة؟ يمكن عشان تقعدي تقولي حكم من نوع "شوف ربك يا مؤمن: يمهل ولا يهمل") وبعدين بتتجرأ "تدعي" بالهداية. الهداية دي خليها لنفسك يسمعها منك "للهي" بتاعك. أما ربنا إللي فاكرة إنك "بتحاميله" فما اعتقدش إنك تلزميه

Alaa, It was so good to hear from you in prison. Hang on there buddy, 70 million Egyptians will be joining you inside soon. Mubarak has managed to find out the "final solution" for our housing problems. Lock'em all up, he says.

al salamu alaikom terga3 bel salam ya alaa

I'm not going to tell you to be strong because i know you are and i'm not going to feel sorry for Alaa because he took the decision with full knowledge of the consequences and he was prepared for it so the only feelings i have for Alaa are respect and admiration. But i want to ask you a question.. how can i upload an image to you blog. i have loads of images of the massacre that took place on Thursday the 11th of may. they was taken by our photographer in Reuters Goran Tomasevic and I would like to spread these photos so as many people as possible can watch it and see what really happened. I already published some on my blog ( but i'm sure your blog will help spread them better. hope i would get a reply from you. thanx lilian

if u want u can send them to me by email, and I'll make them available to everyone on the net and u can link to them from ur blog.

Hey Alaa,

I've met you in egypt and we've spoken about translation of softwares and so on, a friend of us have arranged this meeting. I Hope everything is ok wether I know how prison is unhuman. I'm trying to let many friend here in France know what is happening with you and with Egypte, and we will try to enlarge solidarity between your struggle there and our's here.

Keep our dam strong. Adnane.

hang on there bro, they will never be able to take us down!

what can I say you are a hero inspite anyone can say they said that all the egyptain young people are spoilt and do not read and do not particapate and give there opinion in what is happening in our country but when the people tried to say anything they began to do what they had done to u so please be strong, most of the egyptian people are with u don't be afraad from the policmen that are trying to hurt u or torure u they r like dogs nothing but animals that get orders from there master to do what there master want, they may hurt ur body but your soul will be free because u r trying to make all of us free thanks a lot for what u r doing for us hoping to see u free again

faker ya 3ala2 lama 2olt bahdalt eh ana 3omry ma 7asali 7aga m3a inak kan tala3 3enak fel mozahrat.. delwa2ty itshadet aho we bardo bet2ol the cell is good we m3rfsh eh. .inta methal leltafa2ol ya alaa.. u always look to the half that is full of the glass.. rabena yesabrk ya alaa and manal if u ever needed anything just tell us .. u never know how we might help u :)

أموت أنا لما الائي واحد اخوانجي زي الانونيموس القذر ده أعد يشتم كده ويبين أصله النتن لأن ناس زي علاء تضربهم في الصميم وأحب ائوله ولا علاء هيتأثر و لا منال وطظ فيك وفي مرشيديك وكلنا معاك يا علاء ويامنال ده أحنا أقوياء بيكوا وخلوا المناظر النتنة دي تحت رجليكو عشان تعلوا أكثر وفوق في الحرية كلها بشرط عدم الاستسلام

لعلمك بقى لو ساب عليك القمل اللى فى دقنه هايقرقشك احترم نفسك احسن لك .. قال اموت انا قال .. دى اسهل حاجة عندهم يموتوك .. ويطلعوا راسك وهى مقطوعه على الانترنيت .. اسكت اسكت .. هوووس

قمت باعداد رسالة احتجاج على هذا الرابط ارجو ان تعملو على دعم الحملة عن طريق نشرها و التفضل باي اقتراحات ترونها مناسبة و شكرا

Alaa! Sorry to hear that, don't stay there man we need you here. I guess they are trying to scare people like you because it makes them look bad outside the country. I am sure you will come out of this ordeal more stronger and just next time don't let them arrest you. We need you to continue writing and raise awareness so people around the world know what is going on in our poor Egypt!. Manaal don't worry he'll come back soon, they can't keep him there, not after the whole world knows about the reason of his arrest.

when i knew about the detaining of alaa, i wasn't know alaa as himself but when i read the report in ( aldostour ) journal, i'm really sad .. now i'm coming here to registration and make myself a member to be with you .. alaa i'm with you .. all my friends with you .. we will pray for you .. don't afraid and stand up as a man in the prison ..and thank you

نحن معك يا علاءحتي النجاه هداك الله و عافاك

اللهم فك كربه اللهم انسه في سجنه اللهم اهدي قلبه إلي الايمان اللهم هون عليه سجنه اللهم اهدي من حوله من مسجونين اللهم ما صوب رميهم نحو الظالمين اللهم ارفع مقتك و غضبك عنا و صلي و سلم و بارك علي خاتم المرسلين سيدنا محمد صلي الله عليه و سلم

و نحن شباب الأخوان المسلمين نضع يدينا في يد اخواننا في الوطن و نرفع راية السلام

Whether Alaa is Agnost or whatever, this is not the issue here at all. He is prisoned because he wrote what he thinks, and what he thinks upset the regime. This is a situation that we all share and we all could have been in his shoes. It is not the time to agree or disagree with him, it the time to support freedom, and to stand to that test. If we all surrunder to the regime and fear the consequenses then all what we have been doing before is pointless. I disagree with Alaa on lots of things but this does not prevent me from suporting him and everybody else with him is his cause.

Free Alaa, Free All prisoners of freedom of speech