Egyptian Blogger Abdel Kareem Nabil is a 22 year old Alexandrian who has a blog under Karim Amer. He was dismissed from Al-AzharUniversity as punishment for his critical writings on Islam according to his own readings of History of Islam. His writing on his blog also focused on women and Copts' rights. As a witness to Alexandria sectarian violence, he reported violence against Copts.
However, revenge now extended to include charging him with lethal charges like religions' disdain, insulting the president of Egypt and inciting sectarian violence. He has been detained now for over 2 months under very inhuman conditions in a solitary cell. This Thursday, January 25, 2007, a court session was convened to charge him. He is expected to get a 9 year sentence.
This young man's only crime is that he dared to think and write on his own way. Freedom of expression and speech is a crime under totalitarian regimes that believe in the herd's culture to guarantee the sustainability of remaining in power. The issue is not about his writings, it is about setting an example of him to all young generations in Egypt to keep their mouth shut or they will end up spending 10 years in prison with no future. Breaking every bone in the body is a necessary procedure to break the aspiration of green young generation dreaming of a better future for their countries under all freedoms inherited by the entire humanity.
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