Saber… is an outspoken atheist, according to his lawyer and friends. It’s a subject on which he has engaged often on the web, where he has an active presence on social media and his personal blog. The recent flood of animosity against Saber, Ezzat says, was due less to tensions between Christians and Muslims than to Saber’s history of speaking his mind — combined with the recent frenzy over the anti-Islam film…
Not only was Saber arrested, he was thrown into a crowded prison cell by an officer who announced to his new cellmates that Saber had insulted Muhammad. They didn’t take very kindly to that, supposedly slashing committing a gruesome act of violence against him. (I say “supposedly” because I’m only seeing this report on a blog, not elsewhere.)
Saber is also said to be on a hunger strike right now.
At the moment, there’s not much we can do for him. But there is a Facebook page dedicated to freeing him. It’s in Arabic but you don’t need to know another language to Like the page.
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