Egypt arrests Christian over FB posting

2011-12-31 22:01

Cairo - Egyptian authorities have detained a Coptic Christian student accused of posting a drawing of Islam's prophet on Facebook that triggered two days of violence in southern Egypt.

Gamal Massoud has been accused by fellow students of ridiculing the Prophet Muhammad.

According to a security official, the 17-year-old student denies that and says friends posted the picture on his Facebook page. The official spoke on Saturday on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to speak to the press.

Since Wednesday, villagers have attacked Massoud's house while chanting "Allahu akbar," or "God is Great."

They have set fire to other Christians' houses.

Many Christian villagers fearing retaliation have left their homes.

Security forces intervened, using tear gas to disperse Muslim protesters.

  • Squeegee - 2011-12-31 22:46

    Disgraceful barbarians.

      Gollum - 2012-01-01 08:20

      Amazing how supporters of Islam preach tolerance but practice intolerance. They demand to be able to wear burkas in predominantly Christian countries but then require tourists wear them when visiting their own countries. They demand people not draw their prophet which is really only a stipulation that applies to their faith...yet they demand that stipulation apply to all. I don'y care what religion one is but they shouldn't prescribe how others should live. That applies especially to people who move to foreign countries, enjoy the freedoms the don't get back home, and then start telling the locals how to live.

      emile.eley - 2012-01-01 11:58

      You've got it G. No reciprocity.

  • Juicecard - 2012-01-01 03:07

    muslims and islam??? what a big yawn!!! Same people showing disregard for life in Nigeria

      Fawzia - 2012-01-01 06:40

      @juicecard, think about the crusades !!!! PRECISELY THE SAME MENTALITY.Incidentally Jesus is a Muslim. (note i used the present tense). i will give you the rationale for my staement in future comments, if ilive to see another second.

      Nibiru - 2012-01-01 09:24

      With all the rational information out there, religion will slowly die.

      Dirk - 2012-01-01 10:37

      Fawzia- dream on. You are as delusional as the atheists. Many Muslims have saught Jesus as a "prophet/healer" and came to realise that He is God, since being saved by His precious blood.Persecution of Christians in Islamic countries, is of course a daily occurrence,most far worse than in Egypt

      Dirk - 2012-01-01 11:00

      Fawzia- Do not confuse the crusades with Christianity. Before the murdering crusaders/murderers embarked on their journeys of plunder and and murder, the were "blessed and pardoned" for the wrongdoings they were still to commit- by the pope.This was all perpetrated under a banner of a cross- a FALSE one. The cross on the robe of the pope is is the Maltese cross- it comes from the occult. The very same people had an important role to play in the formation of Islam. That is why so many symbols in the CC is similar to those in Islam

      Donaker - 2012-01-01 11:29

      Fawzia, thank you for that point: apparently Muslims have the same mentality as the folks in the middle ages.

      emile.eley - 2012-01-01 12:05

      Fawzia, stop blaspheming. The Crusades are long time over but the persecution of Christians continues unabated. Evidently you have problems with the present tense yourself, so do don't preach. Nor are we interested on your proselytising which, just incidentally, Christians are barred from doing in Muslim Countries. Now there's present tense for you!

      Ask - 2012-01-01 19:35

      @Dirk - It is amazing; how Christians, particularly the Crusaders and let us not forget, the ever popular Protestant, your German Compadre, Hitler, are suddenly not Christian... Perhaps you should extend the same courtesy to other faiths as I do not believe that anyone, be it a Christian, Jew, Hindu or Muslim etc, can kill innocent people in GOD's name... they are confused, possessed by demons who have no clue what religion or GOD is about... Therefore, if anyone claims his glory in GOD'S name and kills... he is NOT of that religion... BTW, I would love to see how many Christians would disagree with you that the Crusaders were not on a Christian mission... the modern version of the Crusaders are the Wild West... I think this should answer brother Emile's question about the confusion he has about past and the present tense... this is the Present Continuous tense...

      emile.eley - 2012-01-01 20:05

      "Ask" the Serbs. That's the recent past.

  • Nibiru - 2012-01-01 09:25


      Chille - 2012-01-01 10:05

      That's deep man...

      Dirk - 2012-01-01 10:46

      Voltaire said of Christianity, more or less what you said above, about 200 yrs ago. Today, his house is the HQ for the Bible Society. Mao in China embarked on a brutal campaign to rid China of all religions, murdering more than 60 million.In most cases he succeeded in eradicating the false religions, but the house church movement, today, have more than a 100 million members. This is not part of the compromising state sanctioned "churches".And they are radical for Jesus. Bless them all!

      Nibiru - 2012-01-01 11:16

      @Chille Profound man seems like Dirk didn't like the comment

      Chille - 2012-01-01 12:55

      @Nibiru - I think that is because he just didn't get it. I mean, if we have to spell it out, it looses its zen. This is something everyman has to find for himself, right?

      Nibiru - 2012-01-01 14:16

      @Chille Sure wavelength and synchronisation is so important

      Nibiru - 2012-01-01 17:37

      sorry meant "are"

  • Gail - 2012-01-01 11:15

    And this is all in the name of a God/Mohammed! So weary of people using religion to justify barbarity. or Nationalism for that matter.

  • emile.eley - 2012-01-01 11:57

    Hypocrites. I hope all the "liberals" will now make their voices heard. To Hell with the Arab Spring.

  • emile.eley - 2012-01-01 12:18

    Fawzia, you must live the laudible ideals of your religion, not pay lip service. By their fruits you will know them. Look at all the stories in "Africa" section now and identify the common denominator. And don't give me the Islamophobia, Weestern-Zionist Press angle. As my dad says: If the cat, the dog, your wife, kids and neighbours are upset with you, maybe, just maybe, you did something wrong. Time for introspection I suggest, something which is clearly lacking.

  • Vincent - 2012-01-01 12:41

    @Fazwia - Non-muslims don't really have to offer a big offensive when trying to prove how intolerant Islam is compared to other religions like Christianity or Hinduism. We can just cite numerous sources which show the myriad of suicide bombings, building's destroyed and people killed that have been perpetrated by people of the Islam faith. There is no point in even trying to argue with non-muslims because you pretty much have no leg to stand on.

      Gerhard - 2012-01-01 12:54

      What amazes me is that most of these suicide bombings are directed at other muslims. I can only come to the conclusion that muslims are sick in the head.

  • yusrah.cook - 2012-04-05 09:11

    only nassara will judge, no man can judge the nxt as only god can judge, we live by the sunnah of muhammad(saw) and the revalation of our holy quran: "no ummah will enter jannah until the ummah of muhammad(saw), so muslims stop justifying islam as the day of qiyaamah of non believers will be punished, dont let the nasaarah anger u n waver your imaan, as allah is the all seeing all hearing all knowing!

  • monkinsane - 2012-05-21 13:20

    Religion has been the cause of almost all conflict throughout the ages, Maybe it should be banned?? Look at king richard and his "holy crusade" for example. Sickening.

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