Egypt Copt get death for anti-Islam film

2012-11-28 17:30

Cairo - A Cairo court on Wednesday sentenced to death seven Egyptian Christians tried in absentia for participating in an anti-Islam video that was released on the internet in September and had prompted violent protests in many Muslim countries.

"The seven accused persons were convicted of insulting the Islamic religion through participating in producing and offering a movie that insults Islam and its prophet," Judge Saif al-Nasr Soliman said.

The crude, low-budget video, produced privately in California, denigrated the Prophet Muhammad and triggered anti-US protests and attacks on Western embassies around the Muslim world.

  • ivan.vanheerden.3 - 2012-11-29 08:08

    The double standards applied by the media wrt insults to the Muslim faith is insane. The self same Muslims make horrendous cartoons etc about the Christian faith and you don't see members of that faith running around like headless chickens. Wake up and get your religion out of the 14th century.

  • bob.macphearson - 2012-11-29 09:20

    Good grief, another indication that islam is well and truly stuck in the dark ages. What a backward religion.

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