The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) today expressed its strong condemnation and dismay at the continued detention since October 3, 2008, of the Christian blogger, Hani Nazeer, by State Security forces.
The ANHRI claimed that his arrest occurred with the collaboration of the Church in Naga Hammadi, his hometown in Qena Governorate. Hani is the author of "Karz elhob" blog.
The controversy began on October 1, 2008, when some young Muslims were browsing Hani's blog and found a link to another site containing an electronic novel called "Azazil's Goat in Mecca" which included an attack on Islam. This work was written by an anonymous author under the name of "Father Utah." The novel came in response to Yusuf Zidane's famous novel "Azazil," which was considered by some conservatives as offensive to Christianity. MORE ON RELIGIOUS INTELLIGENCE