The next leader of Egypt's banned extremist Islamic group talks about Barack Obama, CAIR, and why he feels misunderstood.
PJM Cairo: Saudi authorities stormed the offices of Fouad Al-Farhan on Dec. 10, seized him without explanation and have held him ever since. His presumed crime - daring to blog about the arrests of human rights activists and calling for reform. Sandmonkey reports that cries of "Free Fouad!" are echoing across the Arab blogosphere and international media - but the Saudi press remains silent.
When Israeli television's Channel 10 put PJM contributor and blogger Lisa Goldman on the air from Beirut it didn't go unnoticed. The Egyptian blogger Sandmonkey observes how the Lebanese opposition transformed the hapless Canadian-Israeli writer into a dangerous terrorist and spy.