Cairo’s crusader for freedom

19.05.2011                      15.Ijar, 5771                      Tag 30 des Omer

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Cairo’s crusader for freedom

Egyptian social scientist Saad Eddin Ibrahim isn’t daunted. He is determined to ensure democracy gains a foothold in his country.

To hear Saad Eddin Ibrahim tell it, he’s famous in Egypt because he’s been in prison.
“If you are an ex-convict, everybody recognizes you, because when you’re a convict your picture is in the paper all the time,” he explained to a packed auditorium during the American Jewish Committee’s Global Forum in Washington last month. “So they cheered and welcomed me.”…