Thursday, February 22, 2007

It Is a Real Sad Day!

This morning, I checked the news of Egyptian Blogger Abdel kareem Nabil Soliman Amer and as expected he was sentenced to four years in prison. I did not expect the four years but a prison sentence. There is still the appeal procedure but who knows....

It is really sad! Egypt is setting a dangerous precedent for trying and sentencing internet writers and bloggers when other countries are working on raising the ceiling of freedom of expression.

And the biggest disaster is that it is not the issue to agree or disagree with Kareem Amer's blog, but the real disappointment is that many people are supporting jailing Kareem, including his family. They do not know that regardless where do they stand on politics or religion, their turn is coming....

I am not shocked but sad.

4 Comments:

At 3:37 AM, Anonymous USpace said...

It's a very sad day indeed. God bless Kareem and keep him safe, he will be free someday.

absurd thought-
God of the Universe says
surrender to jihad

sell out your great grandchildren
so theirs live Taliban life
.

 
At 7:59 PM, Blogger Yankee Doodle said...

"WE hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness..."

We now know that should have been "all People" -- to include women.

Whoever works against freedom works against God.

And whoever works against God will lose.

Don't lose faith.

 
At 11:28 PM, Anonymous effendi said...

This whole issue sickens me. I pray that he will remain protected and safe. May other Egyptian bloggers step up and call for his release. Others should use his case as a rally point to push for free speech. Let the example that Kareem Amer sets be one that benefits the bloggers and free speech advocates and not the example that the Egyptian government wants.

 
At 7:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Minds are Free!

Bloggs are Free!

For Democracy and Freedom in internet and the whole World.

 

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