The arrest created widespread anxiety among other Saudi bloggers and advocates....
“An incident like this has its effect,” [said Ahmad al-Omran, a blogger and a friend of Mr. Farhan.] “It’s intimidating to think you might be arrested for something on your blog. On the other hand, this means that these voices on the blogosphere are being heard. But it’s really sad that a blogger who is writing about important issues out in the open would get arrested, while there are extremists who call for violence and hate, and the government is not doing much.”
January 2, 2008
"An apology for what? Apologizing because I said the government is a liar when they accused those guys to be supporting terrorism?"
Asked Fouah al-Farhan, "the first Saudi blogger to be detained by state security. "