Taking a page from Turkey’s memory-hole treatment of the Armenian genocide, Egypt is about to prosecute Saad Eddin Ibrahim for daring to note that Christians have a tough time there. From Deutsche Presse Agentur, with thanks to Twostellas:
CAIRO “” A Cairo court is to investigate claims that a renowned professor of political sociology at the American University in Cairo used his academic status to attack the Egyptian regime and damage Egypt’s international reputation, the daily Al Akhbar reported yesterday.
Dr Saaddin Ibrahim, who is director of Ibn Khaldon Centre for Development Studies, is accused of using his role at the centre to insult Egypt and brand the grand Imam of Al Azhar a terrorist. Lawyer Samir Shehata, who filed the report against Ibrahim, claims that Ibrahim used his centre to issue statements claiming that Christians in Egypt are oppressed.
Some links for Ibrahim’s defense team:
There are more in the archives here.