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New blasphemy trial in Egypt for controversial TV host starts Wednesday

Islam El-Beheiry, an Islamic researcher, has already received a jail sentence on similar charges

Ahram Online , Wednesday 24 Jun 2015
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A screen shot from Islam El-Beheiry's cancelled show on Al-Qahera Wal-Nas TV channel.
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A Giza misdemeanor court on Wednesday will begin hearing a case against Egyptian TV presenter Islam El-Beheiry and TV channel owner Tarek Nour over a controversial show about Islam, accused of blasphemy.

El-Beheiry already received a five-year sentence in May, also on charges of blasphemy over his show, which has been cancelled by the channel. El-Beheiry, who has appealed the verdict, was released on bail.

Previously broadcast on private TV channel Al-Qahera W Al-Nas, owned by media mogul Nour, El-Beheiry's show ‘With Islam’ tackled controversial issues such as punishments for apostasy, early marriage, and different interpretations of the Hadith, the sayings and teachings of Islam's Prophet Mohamed.

Up to 48 complaints have been filed against El-Beheiry over his views.

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

 

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Farhan
24-06-2015 12:04pm
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Egypt need to stop this drama of justice, they are being mocked in whole world
This is why Germany didn't even listen to Egyptian request in the case of Al Jazeera journalist.
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Sam Enslow
24-06-2015 11:39am
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Blasphemy?
I have always been told there are no 'priests' in Islam to establish dogma and that the scholars at All Lazar are just that 'scholars' deserving respect but not empowered to enforce a dogma as is, for example, the pope of the Roman Catholic Church. Are not Shia, Sufi, Salafi, Wahabbi, etc. guilty of blasphemy by the standards of the other? Is it possible those bringing these charges are themselves guilty of blasphemy?
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expat
24-06-2015 11:30am
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the man is absolutly right
if it was ok in 640 to marry children jst getting their period,this doesnt mean,its today ok. If the sayings about the live of mohamed(hadith) are rather interpretations and stories and dont touch the khoran itself, then they are disputable... but i see this complaints and law suits only as a trial to cement the wahabi al ahzar views against any form of re-interpretation one has to respect the bravery of this man
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