Abdelkareem Nabil Soliman has been sentenced to four years in an Egyptian prison, three for “insulting Islam” and one for insulting Mubarak. Hey, remember when “Egypt” used to be synonymous with “civilization”? Yeah, me neither.
Committee to Protect Bloggers supported Kareem when he was first imprisoned, then freed by the Egyptian authorities, even creating a petition for his release. This is disappointing but not unexpected.
The folks at Free Kareem! are doing all that and more. Support them, free speech and Kareem. Do I really need to say “regardless of whether you agree with him”?
And for those in a similar situation, check out BlogSafer, our anonymous blogging wiki.
Update: If you’re a human trashcan who wants to register your pornographic desire for religious violence on my blog, I’m all for it. Nothing like the marketplace of ideas to show a fool for what he is. But you’ll need to find the guts to do it under your own name. Anybody so chickenshit as to comment anonymously will not be allowed to do so. Naturally, that will pretty much eliminate that species of comment. A “person” of that type is only “brave,” after all, when in the midst of a mob of rats from which he can borrow what passes for courage.