The Ottawa Citizen runs a feature each week called “Ask the Religion Experts” in which representatives from religious backgrounds are invited to comment on general religion-related questions. They also ask an atheist to join in so that there’s at least one rational answer in the mix.
Saber is still in jail.
His friend Maikel Nabil Sanad was accused of the same crime — blasphemy — but managed to write a blistering article in Foreign Policy against the blasphemy laws in Egypt. It’s called “Yes, I’m a blasphemer. Get over it.” In it, he tells the stories of person after person who got arrested, jailed, and tortured for doing nothing more than criticizing religion: [Read more...]