The Egyptian Government Detains A Progressive Muslim Writer
According to Copts United , Security Forces in Alexandria city (Egypt) has detained Mr. Abdul Kareem, a writer- on October 26, 2005 at the Bab-Sharqi Police Station for his writings published on different web sites (including www.Copts-united.com) Mr. Abul Kareem was then transferred to one of the detention centers on November 2, 2005
Copts United deplored these repressive measures that contradict the Egyptian constitution and in particular Article 40, which calls for freedom of expression. Copts United asked for the immediate release of Mr. Abdul Kareem.
Many Copts along with moderate Muslims accuse the Egyptian government of causing the rift between Muslims and Christians in Egypt by adopting repressive and discriminatory practices against Coptic Christians. Mr. Abdul Kareem is among a number of proactive Muslim writers known for their calls to end discrimination against Copts in Egypt