He would still serve a prison sentence for breaking obligatory service laws, but no doubt receive a hero’s praise from the radical anti-war/anti-military leftists, including Muslim Brotherhood supporters Code Pink and Bill Ayers, who would likely bomb the prison to break Nabil out. Nabil received support from Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, but not America’s radical anti-war Left.
Egypt’s so-called “new normal” is not moving in the direction of the West; Egyptians cannot speak out against the government, the military, or their policies. The fiery protests did not usher in freedom, but rather, continued “progress” on the road to totalitarianism.
There’s your “new normal”–exercise free speech against Egypt’s government, call for Western democracy and peace with Israel, go straight to prison. Nabil was given “a quick show trial without his lawyers present” and sentenced to three years in jail.
People need to wake up to the reality behind Egypt’s violent protests. There’s no freedom in Egypt for dissident bloggers like Nabil. The Egyptian riots were not about becoming like America or the West. Egypt is not the fashionable archaeological vacation spot viewers see on travel shows. The truth is ugly. Egypt is an Islamofascist country moving heavily in the direction of murderous Muslim Brotherhood control, not Western democracy.
75% of Egyptians adore the Muslim Brotherhood and “54% want to scrap the Camp David accords that have kept an uneasy peace with Israel since 1979.” Egypt does not “support secularism and democracy at all. Instead, they manifest a deeply ingrained Islamic anti-Semitism that leads them to hate Israel,” pushing for its complete destruction.
This why Nabil is a threat to Egypt and the Muslim world: the last thing Islamists need is some anti-terror, pro-Israel, pacifist blogger telling young Egyptians:
I’m calling for solidarity from my Israeli friends with the Egyptian revolution. I believe that democracy and human rights and women’s rights are basic Israeli values.
CBS’s Lara Logan was gang raped by 200 to 300 protesters. That’s Egypt’s new era of rights.