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Hosni Mubarak's administration may see the Muslim Brotherhood as its biggest threat, but it should probably be more concerned about Egypt's young online activists

By Zvi Bar'el
22.10.10


Could Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, who this month began his 30th year in office, have imagined he would have to conduct his political battles via computer? Via the "curse of the Internet"? Against bloggers and Facebook? Could he have conceived that one day he would have to relinquish his monopoly over public discourse to young people aged 18 to 25, who send messages to millions of potential voters in Egypt with the tap of a finger?

The Kafia (Enough ) movement, which was formally established in 2004, became active online during the 2005 election campaign. In its wake a dozen movements have arisen demanding regime change. Around the time when the Kafia website was established, the Mu

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Added: Oct-25-2010 
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