Egypt Charges Islamic Cleric with Insulting Religion!
Well, well, well ... I didn't think I would read this headline. From NBC Online news comes to us of Egypt enforcing its ridiculous blasphemy laws ... against a Muslim!
In protest against the recent slights to Islam, the cleric in question tore up and burned a copy of the New Testament in front of the U.S. embassy. Acting on its anti-blasphemy laws, Egyptian authorities have arrested the man and intend to prosecute.
So, fellow Ricochetiers are you, like me, slightly surprised? I thought Egypt's anti-blasphemy laws were a smoke screen for Islamist dominance. But, what to make of this? Is this just a show, or are they mad enough to actually enforce their laws evenly?