Saturday, February 24, 2007

Good morning Taliban

Egypt is turning into a scary place. After the blogger Kareem Amer was sentenced to 4 years in prison for insulting Islam and the Egyptian president it seems that the fundamentalists are emboldened and pushing harder for their agenda.

All copies of Egyptian feminist writer, activist and medical doctor Nawal Al Saadawi's latest book, God Resigns in the Summit Meeting, were removed from circulation and destroyed last week by her publisher.

Saadawi and her daughter, Dr. Mona Helmi, were interrogated by a general prosecutor on January 28 after being accused of renouncing religion.

And there are reports that Saadawi has fled
Egypt because of concerns about her safety.

I am pessimistic :(

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  • Very soon, people like us -you and me- will be a slim minority. The silent majority don't care much about liberties since they are busy feeding their families, and again, most Egyptians think they lost their battle for good life on this earth, so they are trying to do whatever it takes to make sure they don't loose the afterlife -in their view. it's sad!

    By Blogger Nah┬Ědet Masr, At 4:04 PM, February 24, 2007  

  • This is fucked up. I hope that the campaign for his release will go on.
    Unfortunately www.freekareem.org is down at the moment so it's hard to know that is the plan.

    By Anonymous Holme, At 1:33 PM, February 25, 2007  

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