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Friday, February 23, 2007

That's Why We're Living In America

An Egyptian blogger was sentenced to four years in prison for posts to his blog after a court in Alexandria, Egypt deemed the entries offensive to Islam and Egyptian prime minister Hosni Mubarak. Abdel Karim Suleiman, a 22-year-old former law student, was convicted for eight different postings he made to his blog.

Civil rights groups such as Amnesty International and Reporters Without Borders along with the U.S. State Department have condemned the verdict.

The MZone has learned that the posts which were judged to be insulting to Islam were all related to Suleiman's BCS, or Burka Co-Ed Showdown. Surpringly, he was not also convicted for the YouTube video he posted of the Cairo State University co-ed doing a seductive dance to The Whistle Song.

The posts ruled offensive to Mubarak had to do with Mubarak's failure to fire his Secretary of Defense due to Egypt's poor record against Israel. This is considered especially offensive in the country because the official, state-run Egyptian national blog, EgyptOverIsrael.blogspot.com, denies Egypt ever did poorly in a war against Israel and, in fact claims, it was Egypt who won the Six-Day War in 1967.


dgarr22 said...

As robin williams would say" those people are in more dire need of a blow-job than anyone I know"

Out of Conference said...

Funny shit guys!

Andy said...

Strong work Benny.

Devil said...

Benny --

Between this one and your Danish affiliate, you're well on your way to meeting Salman Rushdie -- in a safe house somewhere in South America.

Well done, sir!

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