Bloggers, Religious History, Reza Aslan, Zealot
The Mubarak regime, supported financially and militarily by the United States, was accused of serious human rights violations, including extensive use of torture.[With all the dramatic activity in Egypt, Bob Feldman's Rag Blog "people's history" series, "The Movement to Democratize Egypt," could not be more timely. Also see Feldman's "Hidden History of Texas" series on The Rag Blog.]
The only legal leftist opposition party which the Mubarak regime still allowed in 1990, al-Tagammu, “absorbed many radical Egyptians” who still believed “that significant change” in Egypt “can be accomplished only by assembling democrats, Marxists, Nasserists, and independents into a united force against the present regime,” as the 1990s began, according to Selma Botman’s The Rise of Egyptian Communism, 1939-1970.