The substance of the interview focused on the Islamization of Egypt under President Mohammed Morsi, which Saber calls “no different from the former [Mubarak] regime,” adding that only “the weapons have changed” while institutional oppression remains.
Saber also noted the political convenience of his arrest and conviction, saying, “They picked a good time to target me,” alluding to the appearance of the anger-inducing “Innocence of Muslims” Internet video.
Still, Saber remains defiant:
“Egypt is a religious state,” said Saber. “If you disobey the norms, you get judged and sentenced. I’m not a criminal, but I’m being judged and sentenced on my opinion.”