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  1. Real World

    Real World Moderator Staff Member

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    So QuiGon thinks Patters is bad...

    Or the flip, imagine Patters called the Pope a Nazi in a catholic Egypt. Doh!


    Egypt blogger jailed for insulting Islam

    Thu Feb 22, 2007 7:58am ET
    By Alaa Shahine

    ALEXANDRIA, Egypt (Reuters) - An Alexandria court convicted an Egyptian blogger on Thursday for insulting both Islam and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and sentenced him to four years in jail over his writings on the Internet.

    Abdel Karim Suleiman, a 22-year-old former law student who has been in custody since November, was the first blogger to stand trial in Egypt for his Internet writings. He was convicted in connection with eight articles he wrote since 2004.

    Rights groups and opposition bloggers have watched Suleiman's case closely, and said they feared a conviction could set a legal precedent limiting Internet freedom in Egypt, the Arab world's most populous country.

    http://today.reuters.com/news/artic...RTRUKOC_0_US-EGYPT-BLOGGER.xml&src=rss&rpc=22
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    Egypt, despite being one of the more civilized countries in the Muslim world, is ass backwards. A female Guatemalan friend of mine was there a few years ago and was slapped by a woman on the street who thought she was Egyptian and dressed inappropriately. When my friend yelled at her that she wasn't Egyptian, the lady got worried and ran away (slapping Egyptians is OK, but the police don't take kindly to tourists being harassed since so much of their income comes from tourism).
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    The Hollywood Wife Swappers are in for a big surprise when the "Muslim Takeover" hits America, they will be using Streisands head for a soccer ball on the sunset strip.

    They will all be screaming for George Bush and his Terror Fighting Troops to come back and "save them" but it will be to late Bush Haters, you are now making your bed and someday you will have to sleep in it.
    :bricks:
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    America will be just fine. Tolerance doesn't extend to tolerance of beheadings. The door for dialoge with Muslims is open, but we won't sacrifice our principles to appease them.
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    This 'vision of the future' you have .... is hilarious.

    Streisand, Muslims, Soccer....sounds like an after school special.
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    I wonder if these are available at the market stands in Egypt? :D

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    I WANT ONE. He would be a perfect compliment to my action figure collection.

    EDIT: I have Jesus, Moses, Buddha.
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    Egpytian tourism. :D

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    Your pic doesn't work, but who wouldn't want to see the pyramids?
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    Nope, just getting a box with an X through it.

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