4:46 PM, Feb 8, 2011 • By LEE SMITH
Here are two different, though not necessarily contradictory, perspectives on the uprisings in Egypt over the last two weeks: In Foreign Affairs, Egypt specialist Joshua Stacher argues the military never lost control of the ground, and over at Just Journalism, Michael Weiss interviews Shiraz Maher, a one-time member of Hizb ut-Tahrir, the radical Islamist group committed to restoring the caliphate, now turned pro-democracy liberal.
And now from CyberDissidents.org we learn that Egyptian blogger Kareem Amer went missing last night as he left Tahrir Square. Amer, who spent four years in an Egyptian prison for blogging, previously urged CyberDissidents.org to continue highlighting human rights violations in Egypt. "A few weeks ago," writes CyberDissidents.org, "we asked Kareem about his four years in prison. 'Freedom is worth the sacrifice,' he said."