Friday, May 4, 2007

Ranting of a Sandmonkey has seize blogging

Well, a couple of weeks ago Sandmonkey went to Turkey and when he got back he wrote a blog about his trip and possibly a military takeover if the elections dont go right there. It is a secular Islamic government. a little strange to my way of thinking, but it works well for them.
A Little History::: Turkey has its' Abraham Lincoln, his name was Kemel Attiturk. This was in the 1920's I beleive, He completely changed Turkey from an Arabic Society to a more Western leaning one. He changed the language, money, and laws of the land. Poligomy was outlawed as well as the vail. The men could no longer wear the Fez. He also seperated religion from government, to some extent. The Consitution was also changed to reflect some of these changes and the Military backed up the constitution. Attiturk is still considered the father of Modern Turkey.
Now any time Religion gets too pushy, The military takes over the country. Usually, in a non-bloody coup. This doesn't happen to often but it does happen.
Anyway to make a long story short. When Sandmonkey came back and made his post about Turkey the following day he posted he was getting information that the government was getting too close to him and Egypt already has one blogger in jail for blogging against Islam and President Mubarek (sp). He therefore decided to close down his site.
A couple of days later he came back up stating he was in The USA. Washington DC to be exact and was sorry for having to close his Blog perhaps he would start it up again but he wasn't sure. He was getting to widely read and that would spell trouble for him in Egypt. The reasoning he gave for the crackdown on Blogs from the government was that the US government was no longer coming down on the Egyptian Governments for Human Rights abuses since the Democrats took over It was no longer a priority with the US. I don't know if this is true, but You can read it on his Blog if it is still up. "Rantings of a Sandmonkey"

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