An Egyptian couple who posted naked photos of themselves on their blog to test whether the revolution has opened up freedom of expression are likely about to face some pretty naked repression. The mob is already howling for them to be punished according to sharia, or the Islamic law that is entrenched in Egypt's constitution.
Mahdy identified herself in a Tweet, following widespread speculation about her identify. Her intention in publishing the nude photos was to “call attention to a violent society, racism, sexism, sexual harassment and hypocrisy” wrote the young Egyptian woman. She has described herself as a “secular, liberated, vegetarian, and individualist Egyptian.” She has participated in the past in Facebook initiatives that demanded that Muslim men wear veils, much as Muslim women do all over the world. The effort distributed photographs of Muslim men wearing veils, rather than appearing nude.
The ones leading the charge for these bloggers to get lashed for "insulting Islam" aren't imams leading fiery sermons. No, these are the lawyers.More >>