February 22, 2007
An Alexandria court sentenced former law student Abdel Karim Suleiman for eight articles he wrote in 2004. He had been in custody since November last year over the polemical outpourings which included one claiming that "al-Azhar in Cairo, one of the most prominent seats of Sunni Muslim learning, was promoting extreme ideas".
Another ill-advised musing - headlined The Naked Truth of Islam as I Saw it - reportedly "accused Muslims of savagery during clashes between Muslims and Christians in Alexandria in 2005".
Regarding Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, Suleiman "likened him to the dictatorial pharaohs who ruled ancient Egypt".
Well, this will put paid to that idea! Jeez.