Thursday, February 22, 2007
A snapshot of Vitty Cent's vision for bloggers
I caught this article on Aljazeera about an Egyptian blogger named Abdel Kareem Nabil Suleiman who was sentenced to four years in jail for "insulting both Islam and the Egyptian President".
I couldn't help but think of Vitty's eyes lighting up if he read this story.
In case you don't remember, Vitter recently tried to tack on an amendment to a lobbying reform bill which would classify political bloggers as lobbyists and require them to report to congress quarterly or face a potential 1 year prison sentence.
Yeah....seriously....he did. It makes me want to pull a FOX and write a news release, "Vitter sides with Islamofascists on Jailing Bloggers!"
Amnesty International (my favorite activist org. on the planet) is also highlighting Abdel's plight.
I am a fervent fan of the 1st amendment, in case it's not obvious :)