To the noted commenter “Al,” I figured I’d put this comment front and center, just for you. Cheers.
(Taken from the comments in the blog about Kareem’s Dad Wanting Him Dead.)
June 23rd, 2007 at 6:36 am
This is my first visit to this blog. I’m not sure who wrote the above few paragraph. I’m amazed that the writer is so naive as to even think that Egypt is Islamic, it is reminiscent to saying Europe is Christian.
Ok sure there are a lot of Muslims in Egypt but the government does not operate/conform to Islam. Sure there are cases where an official would favor a Muslim/Non-Muslim and i think this is human nature, i mean look at Bush and Tony Blair and you’ll see what i mean. So please stop insulting Islam and blaming it for everything wrong in the world.
Give me one example of a modern state that follows/applies Islam and then we can judge that special case. Even Saudi Arabia is not applying Islam. I would like to see one political entity that applies Islam and then we can judge it. The only state that is based on religion in today’s world is Israel in my opinion.
July 10th, 2007 at 8:19 pm
To “Al,” who has apparently never been to Egypt in his ever-loving life.
Are you on crack? Do you not watch the news? I mean, it’s obvious you’ve never so much as walked down a Cairo street on a Friday, but calling Egypt “UnIslamic” would only happen if you’ve been watching Fox News or something.
I’m not saying that everyone in the country is necessarily religious, but sharia law IS applied, and anyone who thinks otherwise has never heard of the blogger Abdelkareem Nabil Soliman, whose very recent (a few months old) case proves that sharia IS applied, and that people CAN and ARE arrested and jailed FOR INSULTING ISLAM. Three years for insulting Islam and Egypt isn’t Islamic?
Don’t get me started. Do yourself a favor and actually know what you’re talking about before namecalling. (And YES, ‘naiive’ is a slam on someone whose very LIVELIHOOD comes from analyzing Egypt and her politics. Where’s Egypeter and Clear when I need them??! Come back!)