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I am not a hero, O.K.? I am not a hero. I am a very ordinary person. ---->>>

The transition from dictatorship to democracy is always very difficult, and if you read a history of any country that went through this, it wasn't easy. And, you know, you don't end dictatorship one day and next day you have fully fledged democracy. ---->>>

I'm married to an American. I work for a company that is, you know, its headquarters in the U.S. ---->>>

As an Egyptian, I was always frustrated, just like many young Egyptians, of the situation in the country. And to a large extent, we didn't know what could we do. And looking at Khaled's photo after his death; basically I just felt that we are all Khaled Said. ---->>>

The last thing I would do to this country is to even put my personal interests about the country's interest. I have never done that in my life, and I will never do it because I, you know, I was brought up as a very patriotic Egyptian, and this is not just going to happen. ---->>>


Nationality: Egyptian
Born: 12-23, 1980
Birthplace: Cairo, Egypt
Occupation: Activist

Wael Ghonim (Arabic: وائل غنيم‎‎. born 23 December 1980) is an Internet activist and computer engineer with an interest in social entrepreneurship. In 2011, he became an international figure and energized pro-democracy demonstrations in Egypt after his emotional interview. following 11 days of secret incarceration by Egyptian police—during which he was interrogated regarding his work as one of two administrators of the Facebook page, "We are all Khaled Saeed", which helped spark the revolution (wikipedia)