And he got off lucky. The next one will just get the axe.
Christians and moderate Muslims are concerned and shocked by the six-year sentence inflicted on Bishoy Kamel, a Christian teacher who posted online satirical cartoons on Islam on 30 July, and allegedly insulted Egypt’s president. In front of the courthouse where the trial was held, hundreds of Salafists gathered ready to lynch the offender. Sources close to Kamel’s family say that he was beaten in prison.
The last time someone got three years in jail for insulting the head of state, King Farouk was still in power. He was overthrown in 1952. During his 30 years of power, even Mubarak was more indulgent. In 2007, a young blogger, Kareem Amer, got only one year for insulting the president.
Mubarak was replaced with Morsi, a far worse tyrant than Mubarak ever worse. This same pattern will repeat itself whenever Islamists come to power.