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In Malaysia, bloggers (including yours truly) jump sky high when we are called monkeys, pondans (sissy), liars, unemployed, penyanggak (crooks), etc…in Egypt, they get jailed.
His internets fans are however campaigning for his release – with an old fashioned letter writing campaign. Cyber-activists plan to flood an Egyption jail with mail. These are things we could do when one of us go to jail—when that day comes.
You can watch the Friday’s Show on controversial blogger Abdel Kareem Nabil at theworld.org. He had criticized conservative Muslims and was convicted of insulting Islam and Egypt’s president. He was a former student at Al Azhar University.
For your information, I signed up as a member with these people here on Facebook:
The Committee to Protect Bloggers is devoted to the protection of bloggers worldwide with a focus on highlighting the plight of bloggers threatened and imprisoned by their government. We support the right of bloggers, regardless of professional status or engagement in activism, to speak and we do so regardless of their ethnicity, national origin, religion or political beliefs. Our site is at http://committeetoprotectbloggers.org.
And you think what is happening in Malaysia is so bad? Read what’s happening to others in the world.