Ahmad joined a group of "Jihadis" who emphatically rejected the notion of violence in the name of Islam. Instead they were waging a Jihad of the pen, not sword. They were letter writers, not sword fighters.
The crisis in Egypt has re-ignited the debate of whether moderate Islam is a reality or just a show. In the absence of a unified voice from the Muslim world and with time running out, it seems few have a clear idea.