The Arab Spring is Feeling Pretty Icy Right Now

Al Arabiya News reports on a disturbing violation of religious liberty in Egypt:

An Egyptian Copt arrested on suspicion of posting online an anti-Islam film that ignited Muslim protests around the world was sentenced on Wednesday to three years in prison, a court source said

Computer science graduate Alber Saber, 27, was arrested at his Cairo home on Sept. 13 after neighbours accused him of uploading sections of the film “Innocence of Muslims” and making another movie mocking all religions.

Prosecutors accused Saber of running Facebook pages calling for atheism, insulting Islam and Christianity and questioning religious beliefs.

We have a long way to go before Jeffersonian Democracy comes to the Middle East. This is what many foreign policy experts worried about: to have one autocrat removed only to replaced by a dictator.

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