Egyptian Blogger, Pajamas Media Contributor ‘Sandmonkey’ Arrested, Website Shut Down

Pajamas Media blogger Roger L. Simon put together this very interesting interview with the Egyptian blogger and fellow PM contributor known as “Sandmonkey.” Sandmonkey has been heavily involved in the revolutionary protests in Cairo, and does his best to allay conservative fears that the Muslim Brotherhood is behind the uprising.

Shortly after this interview, The Guardian reports, Sandmonkey was arrested and beaten by Egyptian state police. His website was shut down.

This graph was culled from his last post.

The End is near. I have no illusions about this regime or its leader, and how he will pluck us and hunt us down one by one till we are over and done with and 8 months from now will pay people to stage fake protests urging him not to leave power, and he will stay “because he has to acquiesce to the voice of the people”. This is a losing battle and they have all the weapons, but we will continue fighting until we can’t. I am heading to Tahrir right now with supplies for the hundreds injured, knowing that today the attacks will intensify, because they can’t allow us to stay there come Friday, which is supposed to be the game changer. We are bringing everybody out, and we will refuse to be anything else than peaceful. If you are in Egypt, I am calling on all of you to head down to Tahrir today and Friday. It is imperative to show them that the battle for the soul of Egypt isn’t over and done with. I am calling you to bring your friends, to bring medical supplies, to go and see what Mubarak’s gurantees look like in real life. Egypt needs you. Be Heroes.