This site is not maintained. Click here for the new website of Richard Dawkins.

Comment

← Egypt's government showcases piety

Roger Welleog's Avatar Jump to comment 14 by Roger Welleog

"Comment #414630 by beanson on September 13, 2009 at 5:17 pm

So the article doesn't make it clear whether they only arrest citizens- perhaps they also arrest tourists.

More to the point- how do they know who is a tourist and who a citizen?"


I read somewhere that all Egyptian citizens are required to carry identity cards that specify religion (incidently "non" is not an option). Possibly how Egyptian authorities descriminate who to arrest for that terrible crime of eating!

I seem to remember reading it in either Dawkins or Hitchens...

Mon, 14 Sep 2009 02:04:00 UTC | #396788