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Kareem Amer the blogger who went to prison

Abdul Kareem Amer is an Egyptian blogger who was sentenced to four years in prison for, well obviously having a brain. Kareem first caught the attention of the law enforcement officers of Egypt when he criticized the Islamist violence against Alexandria Christians in 2005. He continued to write in his blog before he was finally arrested and prosecuted on February 22, 2007.

Kareem spoke courageously against what he saw as political repression, religious extremism, and discrimination against women in Egypt. He maintained secular views and often criticized the militancy of Islamic leaders. He also spoke against what he saw as the hypocrisy of his university and his government.

And here is the best part, Kareem was disowned by his own family after he was sentenced to prison. So much so for the so called forgiveness and kindness of religions. 

If this is how they plan to maintain their religious grip on the society i can only predict the downfall of the religion they are trying to save, but certainly not in this century. Maybe people like kareem are the pioneers of what to come in the future. I can only hope so.