Hosni Mubarak was the longtime president of Egypt from 1981-2011, and the fourth man to hold the office. He assumed office in October 1981 after the assassination of Anwar Sadat and has maintained the peace with Israel established under his predecessor. The Muslim terrorist organization CAIR actively lobbied against Mubarak.
Mubarak has been criticized for his persecution of the Coptic Church, and for his government's twenty nine year state of emergency, which allows him to imprison and hold his political opponents indefinitely without trial and cancel elections. During the presidency of George Bush, Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice called for the state of emergency to be lifted and and the Mubarak regime to commit itself to democracy.
Since Barack Obama has become president, the United States has been less willing to criticize Egypt's lack of democracy.
In January 25, 2011, protests began against Mubarak's rule. Although the forces behind the movement have not been clear, it is likely that the protest is led by groups such as the radical Islamist Muslim Brotherhood and Iran. Liberals claim that Mohammed ElBaradei, one of the protest leaders, is a moderate, but many experts fear that the rebellion aims to install Sharia law and a government opposed to Israel and the United States. Although the Brotherhood's terrorist military wing, al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya, has recently begun taking part in the protests, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has still given speeches supporting the protests. 
George Soros' International Crisis Group and Barack Obama may have had a hand in the beginning of the protests, and Obama's unwillingness to support U.S. ally Mubarak's government may show that, in private, Obama supports the radical Islamist protestors. In fact, Obama and Soros may even be attempting to install pro-Iran Muslim regimes in the Middle East and destabilize Israel, "[ceding] the power of the Judaeo-Christian west to Islamic tyrants". 
The ICG, which also supports dialogue with terrorist organization Hamas, in 2008 urged Mubarak to allow the radicals in the Muslim Brotherhood to establish a political party.  Clearly, it is likely that Soros' goal is to legitimize radical Islam and make it the main political force in the Middle East, destabilizing the region and removing Western influence.
On 10 February, the protesters succeeded in toppling Mubarak. Egypt is now ruled by a military junta.