Monday, February 19, 2007

Egypt Condemns Youth for using Blogspot to promote Freedom and Equality

Abdelkareem Nabil Soliman on the beach at Alexandria

A young student in Alexandria, Egypt is being prosecuted for expressing his secular views and advocating on behalf of women's equality. Worse, his own father has sided with the Mullah's and demands that his son DIE unless his recants his views!!

A translation of a recent news story in the Arabic Al-Masree Al-Yawm (The Egyptian Today) reads:

Family of Al-Azhar Student, Accused of “Contempt of Religion”, Disowns Him Before His Court Verdict Session
Written by Nabeel Abu Shal and Tamer Al-Sharqawy18/2/2007
The family of Al-Azhar student Abdul Kareem Nabeel Suleiman, accused of “contempt of religion”, has disowned him before his court verdict session on the upcoming Thursday. His father, a retired mathematics teacher, has demanded applying the Sharia [Islamic law] ruling on him by giving him three days to repent, followed by having him killed if he does not announce his repentance.
The father of the Al-Azhar student, who is accused of contempt of the Islamic religion, harming the reputation of Egypt, and inciting to disrupt the peace and to overthrow the regime, has decided to rescind from boycotting his trial hearing sessions. [He has decided] to attend the court verdict session with his four brothers, who completely memorized the Holy Quran, to announce disowning the accused Abdul Kareem inside the court room, in order to reduce the embarrassment and pressure that civil rights organizations are applying on the court panel.
The father of the accused also described the organizations that are working on having his son acquitted as “monkey rights” organizations, in his own words. He also described his son as the “monkey” who has imitated the atheists of the West in their intellectual thinking."

Though he is in an Egyptian jail, his BLOGSPOT site is still archived.
It's here. You can read his profile.

If you care about his fate, you may visit this U.S. (below) website and add your signature to the online petition. Islamic "laws" are already adopted or are being considered by national or local jurisdictions in several European countries, Canada and Australia. If you do not wake up now to the spreading erosion of human rights, especially with respect to women, you will be rudely awakened to it before so very long.

A poster for a recent demonstration held in an American city.

1 comment:

Edward Ott said...

as al-azhar is basically a seminary it is strange that the young man is being accused of athiesm. not sure how calling for womens rights is a violation of Islam. of course this is also happening in egypt so not sure how they think.