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Egypt court sentences TV presenter El-Beheiry to five years on charges of blasphemy

In early April, Al-Azhar filed a complaint against the presenter's controversial show on Islam

El-Sayed Gamal El-Din , Sunday 31 May 2015
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Islam El-Beheiry (Photo: Al-Ahram)
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An Egyptian misdemeanors court late Saturday sentenced TV presenter Islam El-Beheiry to five years in jail on charges of "blasphemy" over a controversial show he presents about Islam.

The case was filed by lawyer Mohamed Abdel Salam.

Previously broadcast on private TV channel Al-Qahera W Al-Nas, El-Beheiry's show With Islam has tackled controversial issues such as punishment for apostasy, the debate on early marriage, and different interpretations of the Hadith, the sayings and teachings of Islam's Prophet Muhammed.

The ruling could be appealed in front of the Cairo Court of Appeal.

In early April, Al-Azhar, the country's leading Sunni Islam institute, filed an official complaint against El-Beheiry’s show with the Free Media Zone, the state department in charge of managing cable TV channel contracts.

Effat Abdel-Azim, the head of the Free Media Zone, confirmed receiving the complaint, along with CDs allegedly showing that El-Beheiry had insulted the fundamentals of Islam.

The presenter wrote on his Facebook page on 22 April that the programme had been suspended due to "disputes with the channel."

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01-06-2015 03:37pm
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just for speaking his mind , so there is no god the judge replaced god on ears. any thing spiritual I thought that god take care of not the judge.
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Se
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just for speaking his mind , so there is no god the judge replaced god on ears. any thing spiritual I thought that god take care of not the judge.
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taz
01-06-2015 06:07am
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Freedom of expression is at stake
This really does not augur well for progress iln Egypt. Egypt will not move one inch ahead without laws that guarantee freedom of expression and freedom of worship. I have lost faith Al_Azhar, for ignoring crimes committed in the name of Islam like female gentile mutilation and honor killing and going after a man who merely expresses his opinion. hell...they are even reluctant to publicly reprimand ISIL
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Verified family back to Zein-al-Abdeen
31-05-2015 11:01pm
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Revealed Book versus Manmade inventions
Anybody who favours the writings of the mortal fanatics Ibn-Taiymia and Al-Bukhari, over the Glourius Quran is a Salafi Blasfemer. Their manmade inventions and upright lies is nothing but an insult to Allah and his Messenger. Well done Mr El-Beheiry, we are many supporting you against the REAL Murtadeen and against invented corruptions! Egypt and Al-Azhar hs no other way than to return to the Revealed Book - and nothing else!
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Deborah
31-05-2015 07:08pm
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This Is Clearly Unjust
El-Beheiry has the right to present whatever views he may have of the religion of Islam. If the clerics are unhappy with this, then they too have the right to counter those arguments in a constructive manner. Such an example would be appearing on El-Beheiry's show and debating with him the issues tackled here. Sentencing a man to be locked away from society for 5 years when he has not committed any physical/moral crime against any member of the Egyptian public is deeply unjust.
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Sam Enslow
31-05-2015 04:10pm
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Blasphemy?
Al Lazar is a scholarly institution, well respected, but it to give advice not orders. One of the strengths of Islam is that there are no priests who claim absolute authority and establish signs. Other than respect due al-Azar what is the source of its authority to declare questions or interpretations of Islam blasphemy? Why is the State involved in this matter at all? There are many sects and varieties of Islam that would not exist without them being God's Will.
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expat
31-05-2015 02:03pm
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everything he mentioned...
is truely there in the words of hadidh and khoran, but most clergies of the islam dont want the public to know about it. F.E. IS is dealing in their path with 100% sharia eligble rulings and actions,same as in KSA,but al ahzar dont want to public this face of islam too early, they want to keep this nonsense "islam is peace" show for the west,untill they are strong enough to fight the west
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31-05-2015 04:37pm
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hi key
hi key,how the khoran rules in sura 9,abbaya 5 about the correct treatment for khuffars and harbhies? you should be able to check it in your khoran. KSA is using exactly the same sharia sentences as the IS is doing. And believe me one thing, i really am no fan of the islam at all,after reviewing his roots and basic principals shown in khoran and hadiths. No other religion is so full of hate towards the people not following its path....and the accused stated exactly this shortcomings and is now a blasphemist
Merfen
31-05-2015 04:22pm
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Give me an example please.
Please tell me how and when did he twist anything about Islam? He only points out that ISIS terrorists use these books that were written by some old scholars to justify their actions and recruit more terrorists. And everything he said is actually right. Islam is protected by Allah and the Qur'an, not some ''scholar'' who slandered our most beloved Prophet and said he married a 9 year old. Al-Azhar just wants to save its reputation but they actually agree with everything that Beheiry mentions because it's not opinion, it's FACT.
Merfen
31-05-2015 04:22pm
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Give me an example please.
Please tell me how and when did he twist anything about Islam? He only points out that ISIS terrorists use these books that were written by some old scholars to justify their actions and recruit more terrorists. And everything he said is actually right. Islam is protected by Allah and the Qur'an, not some ''scholar'' who slandered our most beloved Prophet and said he married a 9 year old. Al-Azhar just wants to save its reputation but they actually agree with everything that Beheiry mentions because it's not opinion, it's FACT.
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31-05-2015 03:18pm
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False teachings lead to extremism for any religion
that man twisted facts about Islam just like the MB, Al Qaeda, boko haram, ISIS. You yourself have the wrong idea about Islam hence your comments above.
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Micha
31-05-2015 12:48pm
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Long way to go
Egypt, you have a long way to go!
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