The Free Kareem Coalition and volunteers will be providing English translations of Kareem’s writings for everyone to read. Thanks to Italian volunteers, we also have links to Italian translations of some of the articles.
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A. Kareem’s Articles
Kareem’s writings, mostly in Arabic, have appeared on his blog and on Modern Discussion. He has written about political repression, religious extremism, and discrimination against women. Kareem often expressed ‘secular’ views and called for equality for women in all aspects of Egyptian society. He also denounced violent attacks on Christians in Alexandria.
● Posts on the Al-Azhar Investigation and Expulsion
Dates written: March 15 & 17, 2006
Original articles (Arabic): وقائع محكمة تفتيش أزهرية and وحطمت القيود الأزهرية !
English translations: HTML (Partial translations by ‘Free Copts’)
● I Passed the Test, Successfully
Date written: November 20, 2005
Original article (Arabic): وإجتزت الإمتحان … بنجاح
English translation: HTML (Partial translation by ‘Egyptian Blogger’)
Note: This was written shortly after his release from his first arrest in 2005 because of his condemnation of the 2005 Alexandria riots.
● The Naked Truth about Islam As I Saw It In Maharram Beh
Date written: October 22, 2005
Original article (Arabic): حقيقة الإسلام كما شاهدتها عارية فى محرم بك
English translation: HTML (Translated by J. Ahmed Salib)
DISCLAIMER: The creators of the Free Kareem campaign would like to stress the fact that they do not agree with the contents of this article.
● Al-Azhar University and Its Apartheid Policy between Male and Female Students: Shut Down Al-Azhar University
Date written: November 11, 2004
Original (Arabic): جامعة الأزهر …. وسياسة الفصل العنصرى بين الطلبة والطالبات – أغلقوا جامعة الأزهر
English translation: HTML or PDF
B. Video Interviews
March 2006 Interview, Part I:
March 2006 Interview, Part II:
C. Kareem’s Letters from Prison
● Letter #3 (in Arabic)
Date written: November 24, 2006
● Letter #4 (in Arabic)
Date written: July 3, 2007
● Letter #5 (Summary/English)
Date written: August 17, 2007