Storified by The Stream · Wed, Oct 26 2011 22:00:13
Ibrahim El Houdaiby, a former member of the Muslim Brotherhood, joins the Stream to discuss.
As a part of our on-going coverage of the Muslim Brotherhood, digital producer Ahmed Shihab-Eldin also wrote an op-ed on the role of youth in the organisation. You can read that here.
Bloggers and activists met in Dokki, Cairo in what was coined as a "tweet nadwa." The group convened to question the suspected motives of the Muslim Brotherhood while moderators worked to dispel myths. Using the hashtag #tweetnadwa, online users were also able to participate in the conversation. Those in physical attendance had to adhere to similar limitations as their online counterparts on Twitter.
I sense an intellectual loss when some Brothers left the group.
Young Islamists agreed that the beginnings of Islam was of a socialist nature, but didn't the early church turn feudal?
Several user-generated videos surfaced shortly after the meeting.
The Stream spoke with #tweetnadwa organiser Alaa Abd El Fatah about the inspiration for the event.
The meeting comes as the group recently claimed political recognition and joined the Secular Coalition.
The Tweet Nadwa also gained mainstream media coverage within Egypt.
The success of the meeting has led organisers to hold a second #tweetnadwa.
Event organisers have launched a Facebook page sharing important details and rallying people to attend the forum.
At the upcoming forum, they plan to discuss involvement with several ongoing conflicts in the Middle East.
During the first half of the seminar, the keynote speakers will discuss the Division of Solidarity with the Palestinian Intifada, demonstrations against the war on Iraq, workers' struggles, and the struggles of students. The second half will include an open dialogue involving all attendees. We hope to address the immediate future, not just the recent past.
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