Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Blogging is not a crime

Blogging is not a crime unless you live in Egypt and criticize Islam. Then, not only is it a crime, but your own family will turn against you, even to the point of asking for the application of a Sharia law, which gives people three days to repent, followed by the application of the death penalty. It does not seem likely that Abdul Kareem Nabeel Suleiman will be killed, Egypt has some small level of protection within the courts. However, he still faces up to 11 years in prison for the charge of "Contempt of Religion".

I am not sure if atheist describes Kareem. He seems more like a secularist, fighting religion in a country where free speech and freedom of religion are not tolerated. He's been accused of being an apostate, but claims only to be voicing a dissenting opinion. Whatever his religious standing is, he is one us and desires the support of Atheists and free thinkers the world over. The Free Kareem website has much more information. His blog is located here.

via Michelle Malkin - let our government know how you feel.

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Kilgore Trout said...

holy shit I agree with Michelle Malkin. which immediately makes me wonder if theres more to the story.

But I'm a huge fan of freedom of speech and I can't even begin to imagine what it would be like living somewhere that did not consider freedom of speech as a basic right.


Lexcen said...

We all need to become aware of the sinister nature of the religion/ideology that doesn't tolerate freedom of thought.