Egypt tries blogger who ‘insulted Islam’
An Egyptian blogger went on trial Thursday on charges of insulting Islam and inciting sectarian strife for his Internet writing criticizing Muslim authorities and the Egyptian government, his lawyer and court officials said….. His lawyer, Radwa Sayed Ahmed, said Nabil had been held in solitary confinement, forbidden visits from his family and lawyers. In Thursday’s brief court session, “he didn’t look good,” she told the Associated Press from court in the port city of Alexandria.
Why is this a problem? Because this week many of my favorite blogs wrote posts that wonderful–relevant– insightful and even funny, but they weren’t exactly “politically correct when it came to the “religion of peace”. I have only been part of this Jblog world a few months but I would hate to see some of my newfound blog friends rotting away in an Egyptian prison.
Take for example, Bagel Blogger , this week he wrote a post suggesting that bigoted radical Muslims should be Put them on the first plane out of here: Radical Muslims need a Radical Solution Just think what they will do with that one in Egypt.When Pamela at Atlasshrugs wrote Praise be Upon Allah and Sex Slaves she was trying to show us some of the abolutely inhuman advice that Muslim Clerics give their flock. I just hope that the Egyptian Police does not know where she lives.A few years ago, Egypt’s state-run TV did a bigoted mini-series of the Protocals of the Elder’s of Zion. That might make it even harder for the blogging Elder of Zion, because they ain’t going to like his expose’ on Islamic morality, Iran’s state-run prostitution and slavery ring. Yael at Boker Tov Boulder may want to hide in the mountains, because if the Egyptians find out that she has revealed the secrets of theThe Arab Lobby they might just come after her.
If the Egyptain Blog Police read Soccer Dad’s post asking if Can CAIR Get Sensitivity Training For Islamists? I just hope they wait for the end of the season. After all the kids need a soccer coach.Hosni Mubarak’s bullies will be hunting for the Right Truth because of her post Political correctness and multiculturalism gone bad
Even protecting your own can get you in trouble. “Reb Martin” of Solomonia’s piece on Anti-Semitism in Arab Media may cause him to go under cover for a while.
Folks I encourage you all to read these posts, not because of their exceptional quality but so you know what you can and cannot write about if you want to stay in the good graces of the Egyptian Blog Police.
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