Wednesday, December 7, 2011


My sincere apologies for not posting for a while but my MacBook got attacked by a Trojan that was hijacking programs on my computer and using up all my internet allowance. I've had to have technicians clean it out and we are now trying to reconstruct my data which was saved but I worry might be infected. Bear with me.

Meanwhile, yesterday was the birth date of young Khaled Alaa Abdel Fattah, whose parents are Alaa and Manal, two of the first Egyptian bloggers that I found when I started my own blog. Most of their work is in Arabic and they are second or third generation activists who have been working to improve life in Egypt most of their lives. Alaa was arrested by the military on charges that are so obviously false it hurts to even think about it. He is still in detention and missed the birth of his first son, just as his father missed the birth of Alaa's sister Mona, another activist here. So everyone wish Khaled a happy birth day and a speedy reunion with his father.


Gunn said...

Congratulations to the family!
I hope the family will be together soon!
A nice image, an a mum with sooooo much love for her beautiful little son!
All the best!

Gunn /

brattcat said...

our good wishes and hopes fly to you all.

danielle said...


Shammickite said...

My very best wishes to the family. Let's hope that little Khaled won't have to be an activist by the time he grows up!

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