Insult the monotheisms

Meanwhile, in Egypt

An Egyptian court has sentenced a student to three years in jail for announcing on Facebook that he is an atheist and for insulting Islam, his lawyer said Sunday.

Karim al-Banna, a 21-year-old whose own father testified against him, was jailed by a court in the Nile Delta province of Baheira on Saturday, lawyer Ahmed Abdel Nabi told AFP.

I’m going to have to start doing more of this “insulting Islam” thing, to make up for the people who aren’t allowed to.

Abdel Nabi said his client’s father had testified against his son, charging that he “was embracing extremist ideas against Islam”.

Banna’s name had appeared in a list of known atheists in a local daily after which his neighbours harassed him, said Ishaq Ibrahim, a researcher on religion and beliefs at the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights.

When Banna went to file a complaint against them at a police station, he was accused of insulting Islam and arrested, said Ibrahim, who has been tracking Banna’s case.

Banna has been in custody since November.

Simply for being an atheist.

The authorities have stepped up measures, including organising workshops, to counter atheism.

Egypt’s constitution outlaws insults against the three recognised monotheist religions — Islam, Christianity and Judaism.

Oh yes? Well they all smell bad and are bad at sports and tell terrible jokes.


  1. says

    NYT on Egypt’s war on atheism

    Hard to tell if the current military junta running Egypt is US-backed or not; clearly the US did not approve of the muslim brotherhood running the show and probably helped destabilize Morsi by not treating him as if he was a legitimate head of state. But who knows what our “exporters of democracy” are up to in Versailles on the Potomac.

  2. says

    For sure, if “we” don’t step on this islamic blasphemy shit, and hard, the christians and jews will want theirs, too. And goodness knows, the buddhists, too.

    Blaspheme against my ancestral gods and we’ll blood eagle you.

  3. sumdum says

    Hey Islam! Your mother’s so fat..

    it’s actually kind of concerning. Take care of yourself ok?

  4. Trebuchet says

    Hey Islam! Your mother’s so fat..

    Just don’t say that to the Pope, he’ll punch your lights out.

  5. moarscienceplz says

    I’m going to have to start doing more of this “insulting Islam” thing, to make up for the people who aren’t allowed to.

    Mohammad eats Jimmy Dean sausages!

    (Thus offending both Muslims and foodies.)

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