(CSM) Atheist and pro-Israel, Maikel Nabil tests free speech in Egypt

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Maikel Nabil's views are controversial in Egypt in almost every way – his open atheism, his support for gay rights, and especially his support for Israel.

But it was his opposition to the military that made him the first Egyptian blogger to be imprisoned for his opinions after the uprising that overthrew former President Hosni Mubarak.

The rail-thin blogger, a pacifist, had become a thorn in the Egyptian Army's side well before Egyptians took to the streets en masse last year by publicly refusing mandatory military service.

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Posted March 31, 2012 at 12:14 pm

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1. Ad Orientem wrote:

A brave man.  Obviously I disagree with his atheism but one must respect his courage.

March 31, 11:33 pm | [comment link]

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