Atheists are great at being armchair activists. What I mean by that is that when it comes to mounting online campaigns, we dominate the internet. PZ Myers is so good at this that his readers regularly crash any online poll or survey he points them to. Reddit/atheism also is great at mobilizing atheists to action online.
We need to do more of this, but instead of doing it for silly Fox News polls we need to do it to help out others. Call it a call for “social justice” if you want, but right now there are atheists in the world who need our help. Some of those atheists can be helped by atheists mobilizing online.
This is the one thing we are actually good at doing despite our minority status. Yesterday, I published an article about an atheist in Egypt who was arrested for blasphemy. He needs our help. We need to get the word out there to the media and to the US Embassy in Egypt (despite the fact that they are undoubtedly busy right now) that we need our fellow atheist released right away. We need him and his mother to be released and protected from those who would harm them because of his outspoken atheism. It is a human right to criticize religion and to have a difference of opinion.
Here is the contact information for the US Embassy in Cairo:
The Embassy of the United States of America
Embassy of the United States of America
5 Tawfik Diab Street
Garden City, Cairo, Egypt
Alber Saber is not an American citizen but he still should have the right to speak his mind. So please help spread the word about his situation and contact anyone in the media or government you may know.