Skip to comments.Pittsburgh man (Google software developer) joins freedom fight in Libya
Posted on 03/29/2011 1:41:32 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
Ebraheim Salem's brother never talked about joining the freedom fighters in their father's homeland until he was driving to the airport for a flight to Libya three weeks ago.
Abdulrahman Salem is a software developer for Google in Pittsburgh, his brother said. He went to Libya to set up Internet communications for the rebels -- and not to throw rocks. Abdulrahman Salem graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2007 with a degree in information science, and he created a website for the fighters to communicate.
Tribune-Review Middle East correspondent Betsy Hiel saw Salem in Benghazi over the weekend and interviewed him in Cairo on March 18.
"I just want to pitch in and help," he said then, adding that he was optimistic the rebels would overthrow Gadhafi. "God is on our side."
(Excerpt) Read more at pittsburghlive.com ...
Wael Ghonim, Egyptian revolutionary and Google exec, to receive JFK Profile in Courage Award [excerpt] During the 18-days of Egyptian protests, Ghonim was captured by the now-toppled Egyptian government and held for a 12 days from Jan. 27 to Feb. 7, after taking part in protests that began on Jan. 25. [end excerpt]
Now I know to avoid this person if I ever come across him.
The way the opposing side(s) are being presented, you’d think it was the Star wars rebels vs Darth Vader’s Empire. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Self promotion....this article may be of interest to you....
Unorthodox links to the internet. (Economist)
IMO, we’ve been the instigators of this unrest, FWIW, from Tunisia to Egypt and the rest.
Don’t let the door hit him in the rear, on his way out, and may it slam shut and not let him back in.
He should be viewed the same way as someone who travelled to Afghanistan pre-2001
Thank you for the link.
We’d be better off if our idiot Dennis the Menace president just put six or eight hundred million dollars in a stack and set it on fire.
“Abdulrahman Salem graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2007 with a degree in information science, and he created a website for the fighters to communicate”
Yea, we know who the ‘fighters’ are, don’t we?
At least his name isn't Nick Berg. Strange how the lefties seem to be sitting this one out...
What ever happened to “you’re either with us or you’re with the terrorists”?
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