Freed Google marketing chief for the Middle East and North Africa, Wael Ghonim, who has emerged as a prominent voice of Egyptian protests seeking to oust President Hosni Mubarak, told CNN recently that he was “ready to die” for the cause. Ghonim was freed Monday after 12 days in custody and was behind the “We Are All Khaled Said” page on Facebook that has been credited (along with some other groups) with helping mobilize the pro-democracy protests.
“I’m telling you, I am ready to die,” he told CNN’s Ivan Watson in the interview.
“I work in the best company to work for in the world. I had the best wife, I love my kids. But I’m willing to lose all of that for my dream to happen, and no one is going to go against our desire. No one.”
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