Few weeks ago, I was hanging out with a friend of mine, when he told me that he has been worried over my safety. “Look, I like what you do with your blog,” he said, “but I’m afraid that you might get yourself in some serious troubles.” To be honest, I tend to have such concerns from time to time, but I try to assure myself that I’m not doing anything wrong, so why be afraid? But then, it comes to strike me again: you would never know. Here, Rabah Al-Quaie was arrested, and in Egypt about 40 bloggers are still jailed since May. “Sometimes, it’s not worth it to lose four or five years of your life,” my friend, who is about 10 years older than myself, said. “Even when you believe.”
But I feel like I can’t stop now, not even anytime soon. It is really confusing, because when I think about it, it is not only about myself, but also about those people around me who love me so much, and whom I don’t want to hurt. The question remains: worth it, or not?