THEY call themselves pyjamahideen. Instead of galloping off to fight holy wars, they stay at home, meaning, often as not, in their parents' houses, and clatter about computer keyboards. Their activity is not as explosive as the self-styled jihadists who trouble regimes in the region, and they come in all stripes, secular liberal as well as radical Islamist. But like Gulliver's Lilliputians, youthful denizens of the internet are chipping away at the overweening dominance of Arab governments.
“Workers of the world, unite”, is a rallying cry of socialism. Despite the fate of socialism, it called for power to the powerless masses. Today the powerless masses in the Arab world are making their voice heard in spite of governments’ clamp down. Bloggers unite! Let it be our rallying cry.