Pro-LGBT Egyptian Defends Israel

An Egyptian student who was convicted of having “indecent ideas” for supporting gay rights has released a YouTube video supporting Israel.

Sherif Gaber, a former sociology student who went into hiding after being sentenced to a year of hard labor for “contempt for religion” and “dissemination of indecent ideas,” has released a series of videos “to encourage freedom of speech and help people think and present to them alternative viewpoints,” as he told the website Cairoscene last week. His latest video, which criticizes Arab hatred of Israel, has already garnered 90,000 views since being posted last Monday.

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