In the time of communism in Europe, a dissident was an anti-Soviet activist: a pro-democracy campaigner.
Now in this time of "the world turned upside-down", Mohammed el Baradei, former IEAE atomic weapons inspector and turner of a blind eye to Iran's nuclear weapons programme, is teaming up with the Mozlem Brotherhood, to take control of Egypt!
3 June 2010 "Egypt's biggest opposition group has said it will back the former UN atomic watchdog chief Mohamed ElBaradei's political change campaign, reports say."
The "dissident" clearly has the support of Western governments, particularly that of the jihadi in the White House.
They have turned a greater threat to democracy and a greater threat to increased freedom in izlamic countries - into a "dissident", a victim, a member of the oppressed, and therefore deserving of their patronage!