“I am being arrested now, they took me from my house without telling me why . . . I am at the police car now . . pray for me” Ahmed Meligy, December 31, 2012. 
A writer with a blog in a national newspaper online, also an affable personality with scads of Facebook friends, has today a presence in the world. When news involving the same of a world, or a small portion of it, gone awry, of an errant arrest, an injustice and insult done to that person, word gets around.
At the moment, it looks like Egypt’s brand new egalitarian, liberal, modern, and peaceful and thriving democracy — do you need the two winks? — has arrested peace activist, brave blogger, and ever friendly Facebook personality Ahmed Meligy.
Here is how this brave good soul started a recent blog post in The Jerusalem Post:
The main motivational belief that drives all the members and supporters of the Islamic groups like the Muslim Brotherhood and the Salafists is that Allah (swt) is on their side. They all believe that the Arab spring was the reward from God for their patience and struggle over the years. After dominating the power now they feel and act invincible against the whole world. This is why Hamas had no problem escalating the conflict with Israel by firing at Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. 
For as long as I’ve known of him, Meligy has worked for peace diligently, earnestly, honestly. For that, he is somewhere in chains today in Egypt.
My add to a related Facebook post: “Ahmed climbed a new kind of hill, sent a new kind of message from it, and built a new kind of audience. His Facebook buddies want to know where he is and that he’s well.
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1. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=394140054008075&set=a.394140034008077.98511.393695887385825&type=3&theater and relative to public page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Free-Ahmed-Meligy/393695887385825