A nice vacation in an Egyptian jail


Hot new idea in Egypt! Allowing citizens’ arrests.

Uh oh. It doesn’t take much slow careful pondering to see the risks in that idea.

Only Islamist political powers, represented by the Freedom and Justice Party and Al-Gamaa Al-Islamiya, welcomed the decision as an attempt to curb the security deterioration in the country.

Really? You sure? Not as an attempt to curb the secularism and sluttiness and bareheaded woman-ness in the country? Not as an attempt to curb the blasphemy and Christianity and apostasy in the country?

Yes, Egypt is right off my bucket list. I’d be arrested before the captain turned off the seatbelt sign.

Comments

  1. says

    “Yes, Egypt is right off my bucket list. I’d be arrested before the captain turned off the seatbelt sign.”

    Oh, I dunno. A spell in an Egyptian jail might not be all that bad. Could be interesting company there too: every radfem & freethinker from Cairo to the Mountains of the Moon.

    ;-)

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