30 November 2006

Free Kareem Amer!

Blogging is a dangerous hobby in some parts of the world, lest we forget.

A great injustice is taking place today in a city that was once as cosmopolitan as our dear Manhattan. Egyptian blogger Abdel Kareem Nabil Suleiman, better known as Kareem Amer, has been detained on and off for a year in Alexandria, Egypt, charged with a series of crimes that include "spreading information disruptive of public order," "incitement to hate Muslims," and "defaming the President of the Republic."

I don't know whether they usually come for bloggers first. But you don't want them to come for anyone, do you? So please go there and sign the petition for release of Kareem.