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Friday, April 20, 2007

'Brotherhood' Blogs In Egypt Offer View Of Young Islamists

'Brotherhood' Blogs In Egypt Offer View Of Young Islamists
By Mariam Fam
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Like many young bloggers, Shaza Essam uses her personal Web site to list her favorite Hollywood movies, talk about a popular song and complain about her studies.

But some of the postings by the 21-year-old dentistry student in Cairo are far less typical. In an entry about her childhood ambitions, among becoming a doctor, a photographer or an actress, she adds, "I dreamed that I was one of the mujahideen in Chechnya or Palestine, and that I was blowing myself up among as many enemies as possible so that I could be like the martyrs."

Ms. Essam is one of .

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