Posting this from the margins of day one of an all-day two-day closed workshop, so no time for links or detail. I've received emails from several people in Egypt that Khaled Hamza, webmaster for the English-language Ikhwanweb site, has been arrested by the Egyptian security forces. Khaled, aside from being a wonderful person, has been a leading voice for moderation and engagement for the Muslim Brotherhood youth - a key figure in the MB blogging trend that I wrote about last fall. I hope that his arrest gets the attention that it deserves and that he is soon released, and that he'll get support from those who hope that Islamism can evolve in a hopeful direction. More later. (here's the only link I can find from here)
... and yes, that means I'm back from the Gulf. Will have much to say about it once I get through the rest of this workshop.