Michael Totten

Sandmonkey Sues Salafist

Mahmoud Salem, aka the Egyptian blogger Sandmonkey, is taking fat-headed Salafist preacher Yasser al-Bourhami to court for inciting violence against Christians.

Sandmonkey is a Muslim, by the way, not a Copt. And he’s a real stand-up guy. Last year he ran for parliament in Cairo and lost, which is a shame. Egypt could become a great country if someone like him were elected its president. I don’t expect to see that in my lifetime, but who knows. Perhaps when I’m old.

I doubt a civil lawsuit in Egypt can have any effect whatsoever on the likes of al-Bourhami, but good on Sandmonkey for trying.