The Man Behind Omar Seluiman

Over the Egyptian revolution, state –run TV along with the private satellite channels  owned by the regime associated businessmen, who, were portraying people of Tahrir square as ‘spies, who have hidden agenda’, the protestors were trained on ‘conducting non-violent coupe d’etat by setting some vital building on fire, such as the parliament’! These trainings were ‘under the auspices of CIA, MOSAD, Hizbollah and Iran’!

watch some of the propagands

According to the state run propaganda platforms, this lasted the 18 days of protests and changed 180 degrees after Hosni Mubark Step down.

May be the pro-Mubarak journalists thought their audience was convinced, they might not looked at their calendars and realize that we are in the year 2011, and everyone is able to create his own media platforms…

But whilst the world was watching Omar Seliuman announcing the hand over decision, Egyptians spotted a man standing behind Seluiman, they wondered who he is, he looks like a guard, but why he is around if the deputy president is giving his speech indoors.


Using social media, people started to think collectively about ‘the guy behind Omar Seluiman’, created groups on Facebook for this purpose, some investigative journalism were done, to reveal that the same guy stood behind Seliuman in more than a speech, some looks-alikes were offered, in an attempt to reveal his identity


It seemed to matter for many of us, as in 2 days, and we had all these Facebook groups to find an answer to this question: Who is the Man behind Omar Seliuman? (Read her some of their comments translated into English!)

Also have a look on how this anonymous guy impacted the Egyptian mind when running Photoshop program

Even some rap songs were done about him and his unrevealed identity

Finally, a Facebook user solved the enigma; as wrote that he is the son of the man behind Omar Seluiman, and gave the full details of his dad, who is a military leader.

The Son of the man behind Omar Seluiman also asked for an apology, he didn’t get that all the web content on his father didn’t mean the man personally, his case was just a representation to people’s sharp eye, and capability of seeing details, a spontaneous action to prove that audience aren’t less intelligent than media people, simply because people themselves became media persons too.

However, the man behind Omar Seluiman is not a part of propaganda, he was just doing his job, hence, people created a fan page for him, since seeing him standing behind Seluiman was a great inspiration , now the fans are close to hit 33,000 users.

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