Google Exec Wael Ghonim Goes Missing in Egypt

Google has revealed that one of its Egyptian executives has been missing for nearly a week. Last seen in central Cairo, Reuters reports that the head of marketing for the Middle East and North Africa had traveled to Egypt for personal reasons, however, the LA Times reports that the Cairo native was in Egypt for a conference.

The last tweet sent from his account reads:

"Pray for #Egypt. Very worried as it seems that government is planning a war crime tomorrow against people. We are all ready to die #Jan25."


"A Googler, Wael Ghonim, is missing in Egypt,” the company is quoted as saying in a statement. “He has not been seen since late Thursday evening in central Cairo. The safety of our employees is very important to Google, so if anyone has any information please call the following U.K. number: 44 20 7031 3008."

According to Reuters, Google has closed its Cairo offices to ensure the safety of its employees.

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  • eyemaster
    Something needs to be done to pressure the gov of Egypt to stop what they are doing, but I don't know what I can do...
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  • davewolfgang
    Anonymous said:
    Something needs to be done to pressure the gov of Egypt to stop what they are doing, but I don't know what I can do...


    The government??!?!?!?

    How about the proven Terrorist organizations that STARTED the rioting. Nah, just forget about them....

    (Now I'm not saying the Government is perfect over there, but don't for a second think this isn't backed by the 100,000,000% EXTREEEEEEMELY violent radical of ("that" religeon"))
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  • caeden
    Indeed Dave,
    Yes, the gov't has problems, but these are not your average protesters who just want the best for the people. These are backed by terrorist organizations which will be just as bad if they get in power. It is simply a power struggle, it is not some battle for an ideal or better Egypt, which is something we would all love to see.
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