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Despite appeal, comedian Adel Imam sentenced to jail for blasphemy

Despite appeal, comedian Adel Imam sentenced to jail for blasphemy

By | April 25, 2012 at 12:51 pm | No comments

Sometimes we forget how lucky we are in the United States to have a (nearly) unrestricted freedom of speech. This week, Egyptian court upheld a conviction against Adel Imam (he was originally tried in February but appealed), one of the leading comedy actors of the Arab world....

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Comedian given jail sentence for insulting Islam

Comedian given jail sentence for insulting Islam

By | February 2, 2012 at 4:45 pm | One comment

In the event you needed to be reminded that we're lucky to be living in this country, let me submit to you the case of the Egyptian comedian. Forty-year veteran comic actor Adel Imam -- one of the biggest entertainers in the Arab world -- has been given a three-month jail...

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Saudi comedians make Mubarak the butt of their jokes

By | February 10, 2011 at 12:35 pm | No comments

[caption id="attachment_18184" align="alignright" width="200" caption="Mubarak: the butt of jokes in the Middle East"][/caption] I'm sure you've been following news of the riots in Egypt in some capacity. The situation there is insanely serious – there have been reports of...

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