Thursday, February 22, 2007

Blogger Arrested!

Kareem's Blog

An Egyptian blogger was convicted and sentenced to four years in prison for insulting Islam and Egypt's president, sending a chill through fellow Internet writers who fear a government crackdown.
He often lashed out at Al-Azhar _ the most prominent religious centre in Sunni Islam _ calling it "the university of terrorism" and accusing it of encouraging extremism.
"I am shocked," said Wael Abbas, a blogger who writes frequently about police abuses and other human rights violations in Egypt. "This is a terrible message to anyone who intends to express his opinion and to bloggers in particular."
"We (the Egyptian people) are enduring oppression, poverty and torture, so the least we can do is insult the president," he said.

Associated Press Writer Maggie Michael contributed to this report in Cairo.

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