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Sherif Gaber Months After Arrest


Author(s): Scott Douglas Jacobsen

Publication (Outlet/Website): Medium (Personal)

Publication Date (yyyy/mm/dd): 2018/10/28

If you look at the news cycle some, you can notice a continual stream of common narratives. Stories bound by a common thread of individuals trying to express their fundamental human rights and then others attempting to prevent their expression of those rights.

One of those individuals is Sherif Gaber. According to Friendly Atheist, he was originally arrested in 2013 based on posting on religion. In particular, he commented on his own conversion experience into Islam.

He scurried away from the law enforcement authorities in order to continue making more videos on YouTube. He was at an undisclosed location and then a blasphemy charge was laid against him. This was in March of 2013. He stated that he may be arrested in the near future. He was arrested.

A reported, “He sent a message to his fans saying the police had captured him… though days later, he tweeted that he was free again. But was he safe? What was his status now? There was were a lot of unanswered questions about his safety still up in the air.”

He uploaded a video recently, where he explained the purpose and intention behind what he does for the non-religious community. He thinks that he is making a difference. That he can observe the changes because of his activism through commentary, simply talking.

“And when that many religious people are coming after you, it’s probably because they know their foundation is flimsy and they don’t want anyone exposing it,” the reportage explained, “It takes a lot of courage to do what he’s doing. Wherever he’s at, I hope he’s safe.”


Mehta, H. (2018, July 4). Months After His Arrest, Ex-Muslim Sherif Gaber Explains Why He Still Speaks Out. Retrieved from


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