Monday, February 19, 2007

When parents are brainwashed

We all know about children being brainwashed by political regimes. Here is an example of a father who seems to have been so brainwashed as to have rid himself of all natural feelings.

In line with our attempts to keep track of journalists and, especially, bloggers who suffer for doing what we are free to do with impunity, we link to Rantings of a Sandmonkey, and the latest twist in the Abdel Karim saga.

Abdel Karim is a blogger who is in Egyptian prison for blogging opinions that are not much liked by the government. His family is not precisely supportive. I should like to give them the benefit of doubt and say that the father is worried about the fate of the other children, which is why he made those preposterous statements. But Koran-memorizing? Four young children? Oh boy!

Read the whole piece. It is very short.


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