International / Middle EastI followed the link to see this man's blog, not really knowing what to expect when I got there. It was no surprise that it was in Arabic, but the copy of his letter, predicting his arrest, plus some posts that friends have made since then, are in English.
Saudis Confirm Detention of Blogger
By KATHERINE ZOEPF
Published: January 2, 2008
An outspoken Saudi blogger is being held for “purposes of interrogation,” the Saudi Interior Ministry confirmed.
I have no political agenda in presenting this New York Times article. It's just a sad commentary on our world, when there are countries on our planet where Freedom of Speech is not even a Yesterday's Memory, where it has never really existed at all.
I thank God that I am an American, that I begin a new year full of hope for the best, not dreading the worst, as this young man did. May we be ever vigilant that we do not allow our personal freedoms to be eroded, as we strive to protect our country.