Quran represents "the face of the new Middle East." A Palestinian American, he returned home to begin an alternative energy company and "help create a Palestinian state."
At Stanford, he was president of Stanford Students for Palestinian Equal Rights (SPER). He's also part of Palestine's March 15 movement . A new generation of Palestinian youths, they demand unity against occupation and repression. Social networks in Arabic and English are used. They call for liberating protests.
Without leaders or names, most activists prefer anonymity to prevent arrest and abuse. Its mission statement says:
"We call on all the Palestinian factions to unite under the banner of Palestine, in order to reform the political system....based on the interests and aspirations of the Palestinian people in the homeland and the diaspora."
Thousands support them, even though one member says:
"We live in constant fear that we're being followed, that they know who we are, that we are letting slip our identities."
"We're doing this because we want to have a future here. And tell our (children) that we did something for the future of our country."
Quran told Time magazine: