Egyptian student arrested for having an account associated with being an atheist. was it right for them to arrest him?

The Laughing man 2012/09/17 10:36:50
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Alber Saber, photo from his blog.

Egyptian blogger
and computer science student, Alber Saber, has been arrested and
charged with insulting Islam. He is being held in while the
investigation continues. There are concerns for his safety in custody as
he has already apparently had his neck slashed with a razor blade after
guards told the prisoners of the reason for his arrest. It is almost
certain the guard’s words were meant to encourage exactly this outcome.

Saber has also announced via family that he is starting a hunger strike.

On Wednesday, September 12th, a Muslim friend and neighbor using
Saber’s computer reportedly discovered that he was the admin for the Egyptian Athiests Facebook page,
which is the largest of several such groups online with over a thousand
“likes”. On September 10 the notorious “Innocence of Muslims” had been
posted on the site. Over the next two days crowds began to gather
outside his house, threatening Saber and his mother.

On Thursday night Saber’s mother called the police, hoping for
protection. When the police arrived however, rather than fending the
threatening mob outside, they arrested her son.

The charge according to his lawyer and supporters, focuses on videos
in which Saber discusses his own Coptic faith or lack thereof. This
makes sense as to charge anyone for posting the “Innocence of Muslims”
video would set an impossible precedent. Even conservative broadcasters
have also shown the video, or sections of it on their shows. It is not
yet clear however, which materials will be included in the case against
him, which is currently in the hands of the General Prosecutor. The next
hearing is expected in four days.

After talking with Saber’s friends it seems likely to me that Egypt’s
Islamist leaders are hoping to create a local issue where they can be
seen as the tough guys, to distract Egyptians from how the furor in the
international arena, in the context of which they seem impotent.

You can show your support by liking the Free Alber Saber page on Facebook.

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  • Alter♠Ego 2014/03/31 18:11:41
    no (explain)
    He should have the right to believe or disbelieve in anything he wants.
  • ~Here Comes The Sun~ 2012/09/28 15:42:38
    no (explain)
    ~Here Comes The Sun~
    He didn't commit a crime! Atheism is his belief, at least give him a opinion.. F... sake!! Poor man! Hopefully he will be freed..
  • Mandy 2012/09/28 13:13:34
    no (explain)
    You cannot legislate people's beliefs. I didn't choose to be an atheist. That's just the conclusion that my religious quest brought me to. I'd imagine it's the same with this guy.
  • Professor Wizard 2012/09/17 21:24:58
    no (explain)
    Professor Wizard
    Well.. if he lived in the US.. nothing would have happened.

    BUT :: He lives in the Middle East.. and over they they behead people who are not of Islam.

    Risky to say the lest.

    If Islam has it's way.. it will be this way all over the world.

    Prepare yourself.
  • sαиѕ sσℓєιℓ~ 2012/09/17 17:23:47
    yes (explain)
    sαиѕ sσℓєιℓ~
    He had it coming. Why would someone stick their noses in someone else's frigging business?! He could have easily continued to be the same as he was and no one would've said anything about it. But nooo, he has to go and insult people who would just rather 'be and let be' which is exactly what he should have done. I don't go with violence as punishment however... if he was to be punished it shoulda been by the law. No need to act all barbaric.
  • Crische 2012/09/17 14:42:40
    no (explain)
    Free world, no harm done. People suck.
  • Dryth 2012/09/17 14:39:14
    no (explain)
    Those BASTARDS!
    Alber, my heart goes out to you :(
  • D D 2012/09/17 14:29:47
    yes (explain)
    D D
    Such is Islam.
  • Vijay Pawar 2012/09/17 13:44:04
    no (explain)
    Vijay Pawar
    He has his views & free to express them...!
  • sockpuppet 2012/09/17 12:23:32
    yes (explain)
    We get the governments we deserve. Egypt wanted hardliners, and this is what they got. Maybe the next time they have an uprising, they'll place more importance on personal liberties-- but I wouldn't bet on it.
  • Profess... sockpuppet 2012/09/17 21:29:13
    Professor Wizard
    Humans may have been better off if we never developed past Cro-Magnon man worshiping stars and mysterious night-time animals.
  • sockpuppet Profess... 2012/09/17 22:03:13
    Yep... we hit a sweet spot right about the time we divvied up the labor but still lived in small isolated groups. :O\

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