Peter Greste is locked up in Egypt, accused of aiding terrorists.
I hope Peter is coexisting with his captors and fellow prisoners.
Now that is hashtag awesome.
Mohamed Fahmy is an Egyptian born Canadian award-winning journalist and author. On 29 December 2013, he and two other Al Jazeera English journalists, Peter Greste and Baher Mohammad, were arrested by Egyptian authorities for being a member of of a terrorist organisation, as the Egyptian government has designated the Muslim Brotherhood and aiding and funding the group. On 23 June 2014, Fahmy was found guilty by Cairo Criminal Court and sentenced to 7 years of incarceration at the Tora Prison, a maximum security prison. The Muslim Brotherhood’s slogan, paraphrased, is “Jihad is our way; death for the sake of Allah is our wish”. He posted US$33,000 bail and must report to a local police station every day until his new trial begins on Feb. 23. He said he wants to return to Canada to live a “normal” and “quiet” life, but also to get proper medical care. But hold on a minute – should Canada be expediting his return to the safety of his Canadian base? Naturally, high-profile leftist Canadians like comedian Rick Mercer, filmmaker Atom Egoyan, author Michael Ondaatje — urged the Canadian government to “intervene personally and immediately” to get Fahmy released from Egypt. But really – should we? That’s something to think about.
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