Wael Ghoneim, one of the icons of the January 25, 2011 revolution in Egypt, has reappeared, but this time his appearance is strange and controversial in terms of its form and the content of what he said, to fill the social networking sites with tweets and tries to explain what he said and the way he appeared.
Ghoneim appeared completely shaved and his features have changed dramatically and appeared to fatigue, to send multiple messages, most notably to the artist and the army contractor Mohamed Ali, asking him to stop publishing videos critical of the army and the regime in Egypt, saying that the reason for his appearance is money.
Ghoneim expressed his sympathy with the family of the late President Mohamed Morsi, especially his wife, who also lost her youngest son Abdullah days ago, and said: "I hope that Umm Abdullah will calm down, her husband is imprisoned and then God died, and then her son died, I hope this lady will calm down, Because we all reached the spot to forget this lady and the suffering she suffered, because we all no longer have blood. "
He sent a message to President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi saying, "Sisi, if you have blood, go to this lady and kiss her hand, and prove to us that you already have blood, and that your mother was able to raise you .. If you did not do that, your mother did not succeed in raising you, because you pain this lady If your mother is alive, she would have told you that what you do is wrong. "
"I hope that Sisi will become a good person, that Egypt will be in good shape, and I hope the detainees will get out of prison," he said in another video.
The video left a shock among the pioneers of the communication sites, while some considered that Ghoneim is going through a psychological state and difficult health conditions.
Ghoneim is one of the most prominent symbols of the January 25 revolution that toppled President Hosni Mubarak, and was received at the time after her arrest for 12 days.
|Wael Ghoneim in Tahrir Square days before Mubarak steps down (Reuters)|
Wael started an activist on Facebook and other social sites, taking advantage of his computer experience. In June 2010, he founded Facebook's “We Are All Khaled Said” page in solidarity with the Egyptian youth Khaled Said who died after being beaten and tortured by police in Alexandria, North Cairo in the same month.
Egypt Revolution 2011
Ghoneim joined the April 6 movement, which is dominated by demonstrations condemning the spread of corruption in the state apparatus, and played a leading role in secret.
The Egyptian authorities arrested him two days after the outbreak of the revolution and locked him in the SSI building for 12 days, but released him on February 7, 2011 after a widespread public campaign for his release. He was famous for his statement: "I am not a hero, I was behind my computer only I am a keyboard fighter, the heroes are the ones who got down and martyred in the streets of Egypt. "
# Wael_Ghanim officially announces the death of the January 25 revolution ٢٥ pic.twitter.com/Zzf5vmBtos- Say Diver (@MtwalyHassan) September 10, 2019
Ghoneim attacked the late President Mohamed Morsi and supported his overthrow on July 3, 2013. Shortly afterwards, he left Egypt, arguing that the country "does not welcome me," adding, "I decided to move away from the political scene after more than two and a half years of attempts to push Egypt into Forward. "
Wael Ghoneim was awarded the 2011 John F. Kennedy Prize for Courage in partnership with Elizabeth Ridenbej, for his role in managing the Facebook page “We are all Khaled Said”.