Mohamed Soliman

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Mohamed Soliman
Born محمد سليمان
(1991-07-21) 21 July 1991 (age 25)
Egypt
Residence Cairo, Egypt
Nationality Egyptian
Alma mater Egypt Aviation Academy (B.S.)
Occupation policy commentator
Political strategist
Known for Al-Midan student Group founder and leader
Political party Dostour Party ,Al-Midan Student Group
Relatives Dr. Nabil Abd Elfatah (uncle)
Website mohamed soliman

Mohamed Soliman (Arabic: محمد سليمان‎‎) is an Egyptian political leader and commentator known for his criticism of the Mubarak, Morsi and AlSisi regimes, and his activities during the 2011 Egyptian revolution and leading the Liberal Students to win the Student union elections in 2013 against the Muslim Brotherhood students.

Background[edit]

Mohamed was born to a middle-class family in 1991 in Cairo. Mohamed holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Engineering from the Egyptian Aviation Academy.

Early activism[edit]

Mohamed was a protester from the Egyptian opposition movement Kefayaat the age of 14. Then, he joined the National Association for Change, and worked on collecting petitions calling for reforming the political system in Egypt. Mohammed was one of the organizers for Mohamed ElBaradei campaign for presidency pre Egyptian revolution of 2011.

Dostour Party[edit]

Mohamed is a founding member of Dostour Party. He served as an executive board member representing Youth. He manages the party's foreign relations committee.[1] [2] he serves as the elected political officer of the Party. Mohamed is also active as the chief spokesman of the party voicing the official party positions. Mohamed actively opposed the giving away of Tiran and Sanafir islands to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Al-Midan Student group[edit]

When AlDostour's party first started, Mohamed was elected as the President of AlDostour’s Party Student chapter then founded Al-Midan chapters in 20 public and private universities. Mohamed oversaw Al-Midan and a wide ranging coalition of the liberal student campaign in the 2013 student union election against the Muslim Brotherhood students. Al-Midan became the majority in most of the Student unions. During his two-year leadership in Al-Midan Student group, Mohamed voiced his opposition against decisions and statements made by the party’s political committee and identified himself with significant statements that reflect the student opinions, who are the largest supporters of the party, rather than the party’s leaders.[3] Mohamed criticized and attacked Al-Midan Affiliated Egypt student union president Mohamed Badran, when he supported the brutality against the Muslim Brotherhood students.[4]

US-Middle East youth Network[edit]

Mohamed is a campus leader at the US-Middle East Youth Network, which is a platform that aims to enrich the debate and exchange of views between American and middle eastern youth about the ongoing political situation such as the Arab Spring and the rise of Islamic State.[5]

Critic of President Mohamed Morsi[edit]

Mohamed was one of the architects of the 2012 Egyptian protests, to demonstrate against the former president Mohamed Morsi after issuing his constitutional decree. He organized demonstrations, rallies and made media appearances challenging president Morsi and calling him undemocratic.

Public Appearances[edit]

Mohamed appeared in a The Economist documentary by British journalist Leila Dundas entitled “Egypt, five years on". The documentary which included interviews with Sally Toma and Mahmoud Salem. Mohamed was highly critical of the regime's human rights violations and crackdown on civil society. He also predicted a new wave of demonstrations against the regime in every town square will be a new Tahrir Square.

Mohamed Soliman as a political commentator[edit]

Mohamed usually writes on Egypt & Middle East Politics in many prominent English and Arabic publications. Mohamed's articles have been featured in Foreign Affairs, OpenDemocracy, the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, PJ Media, Fikra Forum, La Stampa, DailyNews Egypt and Eutopia magazine. Mohamed has a weekly column at Egyptian Daily Tahrir News and also wrote for Al-Masry Al-Youm and Al-Maqal News.

Published works[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ soliman, Mohamed (3 November 2013). "Student Corner: US military aid to Egypt: For whose sake?". http://www.dailynewsegypt.com. Retrieved January 13, 2014.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  2. ^ Lynch, Sarah (3 October 2013). "Egyptians on all sides skeptical of aid cut". http://www.usatoday.com. Retrieved January 2, 2014.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  3. ^ AbdAllah, AbdelHalim (25 November 2013). "Head of Egypt's Student Union under fire". http://www.dailynewsegypt.com. Retrieved January 2, 2014.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  4. ^ AbdAllah, AbdelHalim (25 November 2013). "Head of Egypt's Student Union under fire". http://www.dailynewsegypt.com. Retrieved January 2, 2014.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  5. ^ , (September 2013). "http://www.usmeyouthnetwork.org/campus-leaders.html". http://www.usmeyouthnetwork.org/. Retrieved January 2, 2014.  External link in |publisher=, |title= (help)