An Egyptian court has affirmed the four-year jail sentence imposed on blogger Abdel Kareem Nabil Suleiman for posting writings critical of Islam and the government. The sentencing comes after the Obama Administration caved into pressure from Egypt to support a resolution that recognizes the basis for such blasphemy prosecutions, here.
Suleiman, then 22, was arrested in 2006 for disturbing public order, insulting the head of state and defaming Islam. He was also expelled from al-Azhar University. He has already spent three years in detention.
His arrest is part of a broader sweep of bloggers, including at least 18 members of a protest blogging group.
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“Please, go ahead and criticize my religion. I am not a sissy panty-waist who demands you stop saying things I don’t like to hear. I’m not a coward in the face of criticism. I relish the criticism of my faith and the opportunity to defend it.
This is because I’m know that my faith is the true faith, and the true God, and I have nothing to fear.”
Well I do acknowledge your willingness to engage but please enlighten us on how to “know” these “true” things?
I have no idea what you look like but there must be something about your manner of carriage that inspires the Darryl and Daryls of this word to offer you their testimonials … it is a miraculous awakening of the dumb and dumber … and, sadly, for you, an affliction I don’t believe you deserve.
Well of course Obama caved, he is a leftist who hates the Constitution as evidenced by his habit of trying to trample it at every turn.
He’d like to stomp out freedom of speech here, and so would most democrats. He already demonstrated that with his intimidation of private citizens on the internet and threats directed at talk radio.
The only way Islam can grow is IF freedom to criticize it is suppressed. That is how it always grew in the past. And now that communications are worldwide and fast, Islam is, for the first time in history, threatened by open debate. It would like to nip that in the bud.
Please, go ahead and criticize my religion. I am not a sissy panty-waist who demands you stop saying things I don’t like to hear. I’m not a coward in the face of criticism. I relish the criticism of my faith and the opportunity to defend it.
This is because I’m know that my faith is the true faith, and the true God, and I have nothing to fear.
I’m going to relay a story and you will not believe it. But every word is true.
I was told by a bag boy at a grocery store, totally unprompted, as in I wasn’t even talking to the guy, that all anyone learns in college is leftist green bullshit and that Jesus wants us to burn oil. That’s a quote by the way. I say bag boy, because I’m not sure what to call a 50 year old man doing that job but I know “bag man” is a totally different kind of profession as a fact. The guy had a bold fashion sense as well. He was wearing a Fox & Friends T-shirt. I had nothing to identify I was educated on my clothing nor was I wearing my ring. My conversation with the next nearest person, the cashier, was purely functional. I still cannot identify what caused this Tourette’s-like outburst on the part of a bag boy but it proceeded to get worse as I stood there in amazement at the propaganda kool-aid this guy was projectile vomiting all over the check out. I listened just until my change was in my hand.
I said, after looking at his name tag, “Larry, I’m pretty sure I’m not the guy you want to have this conversation with.”
When that proved too complicated for Larry, I spoke to the manager. Appropriate action was taken. I’m pretty sure Larry will be keeping his politics to himself while at work from now on judging by the chewing the manager gave him. It was a stern lecture about work place etiquette which seemed to have the exact same effect on Larry as showing differential equations to goldfish.
I just wanted you all to know Larry has been talking to Jesus, just in time for Christmas, and it’s all about the oil.
Maybe that’s why Ricky Bobby liked to pray to the Baby Jesus instead of the grown one. The Baby Jesus is the Lord of Viscosity and High Thermal Breakdown Temperatures. At least in the Gospel According to Larry.
AY, if it’s any consolation based on that bit of anecdotal evidence, our Insane Idiots may be pulling away from the pack.
I think religion is ironically the root of most evil today.
Is any more evidence necessary that monotheism is humanity’s worst invention ever.
And in this case it is paired with a thin-skinned anti-democratic, pro-capital, pro-West government.
Lets see if I can meet the same fate: Our Country is being Run by Idiots that base there beliefs on insanity.
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