Noted Palestinian professor Naseer Aruri discusses the Egyptian revolution

02/08/11 Lisa Marzilli
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As the stalemate between Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and pro-democracy demonstrators enters its third week, each day brings more speculation as to who the next leader might be. The most mentioned names so far include Mubarak’s hand picked Vice President Omar Suleiman and Nobel laureate Mohammed ElBaradei.

As Jane Mayer, author of “The Dark Side” points out on the New Yorker's website, Suleiman, who served as former spy chief, was also the C.I.A.’s point man in Egypt for renditions—the covert program in which the C.I.A. would transport alleged terror suspects to countries such as Egypt for interrogation and torture.

WMNF’s Lisa Marzilli recently spoke with Professor Naseer Aruri, noted Palestinian author and Professor Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts about the possibility of Suleiman becoming the next presidential successor.

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