Arabeyes: Muslim Brotherhood Egyptian Blogger Vanishes

Egyptian blogger Ahmed Saad Domah has vanished, according to the Blogger's Observatory, which has been set up to monitor the arrests and harassments bloggers and online writers in the Arab World face.

The site has posted the following email from an anonymous source, which claims that Domah has been arrested for spearheading a campaign to collect a million signatures to protest against Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak‘s rule. Bloggers usually interchange the words ‘vanished’ and ‘kidnapped by authorities’ when writing about arrests.

The email posted on the Observatory is as follows:

وصلت إلى مرصد المدونين عبر البريد الالكتروني الرسالة التالية:

تم أختطاف المدون والشاعر الإخوانى
أحمد سعد دومة صاحب مدون شاعر اخوان
وذلك إثناء وصلوله إلى مكان سكنه فى شارع 25 متفرع من شارع خمسين بالقرب من المؤسسة فى شبرا الخيمة
حيث أفاد مقرب منه أنه فوجئ بثلاثة رجال يهاجمون أحمد سعد ، وهو يقاومهم ولكنهم استخدموا عصابة فى تغمية عينه، واقتادوه إلى عربة شيفورليه بوكس نقل كحلى كانت تقف على ناصية الشارع الجانبى يعنى فى شارع 25 ، وكانت تقف بجوار هذه السيارة سيارة ميكروباص بيضاء ، أنزلوه من السيارة الشيفورليه إلى السيارة الميكروباص واقتادوه إلى جهة غير معلومة، وكانت الساعة حوالى العاشرة والنصف أوالساعة الحادية عشر من صباح الخميس 26/7

The Blogger's Observatory received the following message: Muslim Brotherhood blogger and poet Ahmed Saad Domah, who runs the Brotherhood Poetry blog, has been kidnapped from near where he lives on Street 25, which branches from Street 50, near the Establishment, in Shubra Al Khayma. A source close to him said he was surprised to see three men attacking Ahmed Saad, which he was resisting them. They then blindfolded him and took him to a navy blue Chevrolet taxi, which was parked on the sideway on Street 25. A white bus was parked next to the car. They then transfered him from the car to the bus, which took him to an unknown destination. This happened at about 10.30am or 11am on Thursday July 26.
وأفاد صديق أحمد سعد ، أنهم قالوا له مش قلنالك ماكلش دعوة بالحملة دي. وكان أحمد سعد، يجهز لحملة المليون وجه ضد نظام مبارك.
وحسبى الله ونعم الوكيل
أرجوا من الجميع التحرك، والتضامن
مع أحمد سعد
بوضع البانارات، أوبالاتصال بمن يعرفون من الحقوقيين
وجزاكم الله كل خير.
Ahmed Saad's friend said that he had tried to deter him from playing an active role in the campaign as Ahmed was preparing for a campaign to collect a million signatures against the Mubarak regime. I hope everyone moves and supports Ahmed Saad by putting up banners and contacting lawyers. May Allah (God) reward you for your good work.
انتهى نص الرسالة، مع الملاحظة أن أحمد سعد منتسب بالعضوية إلى مرصد المدونين. أما مصدر هذا الخبر فهو فقط هذه الرسالة التي لم يفصح مرسلها عن هويته. وسيبقى المرصد منتظرا لأي تأكيد أو نفي لهذا الخبر سوى من أعضائه أو من آخرين ممن لديهم الخبر اليقين.
This was the email we received. It is noteworthy that Ahmed Saad is a member in the Blogger's Observatory. The source of this news is anonymous. The Observatory will continue to wait for a confirmation or more information about this issue from members or readers who know what had happened.

Commenting on the post, blogger Meedo writes:

يا جماعه الخبر حقيقي ومنشور على معظم المدونات
والمواقع .
لغاية دلوقت محدش عارف مكان أحمد فين
الامن اخطفه من الشارع ولحد الان لم يتم الافراج
This is a true story and is being reported in all blogs and online forums. Until now no one knows about Ahmed's whereabouts. He was kidnapped from the street and has not been released yet.


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  • Assalamualaikum.

    I am sad to hear of this incident taking place upon a fellow blogger.

    On behalf of the Malaysian based and just set up Muslim Bloggers Alliance (, I call upon those responsible in kidnapping Blogger Ahmed Saad Domah, to remember that Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala is constantly monitoring our deeds and as such, to release Brother Ahmed safely back to his family.

    Do not throw yourselves into disaster just because of earthly pursuits.

    Have a heart and do not harm our Ikhwanul Muslimin!

    May Allah SWT protect Brother Ahmed from harm. Amin.

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