The BBC is reporting that Abdel Kareem Nabil has been sentenced to 4 years in jail:
He had used his weblog to criticise the country’s top Islamic institution, the al-Azhar university and President Hosni Mubarak, whom he called a dictator. […] During the five-minute court session the judge said Nabil was guilty and would serve three years for insulting Islam and inciting sedition, and one year for insulting Mr Mubarak.
..and there, in a nutshell, is the reason why religion and just-about-everything-else simply don’t mix.
I think it’s high time all religion was removed form the world. Sure, we’ll have to think up other reasons for killing each other but at least they can be about _something_ and not “because this 2 thousand year old book says so”.