Tweets from Tahrir LIVE

The revolution continues - live updates from Tahrir Square

Live updates from tweeters featured in the book Tweets from Tahrir: Egypt’s Revolution as It Unfolded, in the Words of the People Who Made It.

Despite toppling the dictator Hosni Mubarak in February 2011, Egypt remained under military rule and brutal repression. The revolution continues; activists are still protesting and still using Twitter to get the word out. Tweets from Tahrir told the story of the 18-day uprising that removed Mubarak; this page brings live coverage of the struggle.

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Youssef Chouhoud

@lsarsour Small world. @iam_Aurora is my buddy @TheCatintheTie's sister. Justice has quite the posse :) [and my network is pretty dope]
11 Apr ago

Going by the letter of the new draft law, the largest terrorist entity is very clearly Egyptian state security forces egyptindependent.com/news/counter-t…
9 Apr ago

Disney's Frozen should come with a disclaimer: "May cause small children to believe they are immune to hypothermia."
8 Apr ago

@SanaSaeed Sure thing. Will PM with details.
8 Apr ago

@SanaSaeed Salam! Was wondering if you're heading to ISNA. Would you like to be on a panel?
8 Apr ago

valar morghulis
7 Apr ago

International relations theory in Game of Thrones: foreignaffairs.com/articles/13736…
6 Apr ago

@WILxCairo OK...that was a good one :) @danielstorey85
6 Apr ago

@WILxCairo Oh, for sure. They'll have cull the herd by accepting only the most photogenic, naturally.
6 Apr ago

If there was ever a "Workers of the world" moment | @danielstorey85 Pymt in selfies. Modern life, courtesy of Beyonce pic.twitter.com/CgThkWMBaW
6 Apr ago

@hamzadawud Both the best and worst obsession to have -- interesting as hell, but will drive you nuts!
6 Apr ago

@hamzadawud I haven't read it yet (tho it's on the top of my list), but I'd chk out @shadihamid's new book amazon.com/Temptations-Po…
6 Apr ago

@hamzadawud It's a great primer on MB history w/ a heavy slant toward the recent past. But it is colored by the author's notion of "reform"
6 Apr ago

I'm not sure either position is wholly accurate, but I certainly lean heavily toward the latter.
6 Apr ago

One camp in this hypothetical wld say "This is a sign we're asserting our own identity," another wld say "This is an unmitigated disaster.”
6 Apr ago

More cynically, I imagine a time when American Muslim institutions don't mind that their leaders are functionally illiterate in Arabic.
6 Apr ago

I actually think @YasirQadhi's being generous in his appraisal; complaining means the community still *cares* their imam doesn't know Arabic
6 Apr ago

The idea being that the title "student of knowledge" is being watered down to refer to those who attend weekend courses & listen to lectures
6 Apr ago

Sh. @YasirQadhi opines that as we once complained our imams don't know proper English, we may soon complain they don't know proper Arabic.
6 Apr ago

The tweeters featured in this stream were all featured in the book Tweets from Tahrir, chosen for the quality of their tweets during the 18 day uprising. They are just a small selection of the activists in Egypt, and this stream is in no way comprehensive.