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Central Cairo Prosecution refers Naguib Sawiris to court for contempt of religion
Christian businessman and founder of The Free Egyptians Party will face charges of disrespecting Islam for tweeting a controversial image of Mickey and Minnie Mouse wearing conservative Muslim attire
Ahram Online , Monday 9 Jan 2012
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Egyptian businessman Naguib Sawiris (Photo: Reuters)

The Prosecution Office of Central Cairo decided to refer outspoken billionaire Naguib Sawiris to court for contempt of religion on Monday after he published a contraversial cartoon online. 

Islamist lawyer Mamdouh Ismail filed a complaint to the public prosecution office accusing the famously-outspoken Coptic Christian businessman and politician of disrespecting Islam after posting the offending image on his official Twitter account in June 2011. The illustration of Mickey Mouse supporting a beard and Minnie Mouse wearing a niqab caused uproar among conservative Muslims last summer.

The founder of The Free Egyptians Party removed the image shortly after receiving a deluge of complaints and apologised if it was misunderstood assuring his full respect for Islam and Muslims.



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Sami
09-01-2012 02:51pm
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Harassment and bullying
Harassment and bullying. Egypt will never accept Free Speach. He did nothing wrong.
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A woman
09-01-2012 01:59pm
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Double standards...
Sorry, does Egypt has no other problems in the moment??? And by the way: Where are the ones responsible for burning coptic churches and killing many copts with bombs? Are they already got sent to court too??? I think not one until now... And what is worse??? This or that??? Double standards, double morals... A joke!
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patkar
09-01-2012 01:22pm
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whoever those people are
They have a total lack of sense of humor, one should smile on such a thing and keep his appreciation to himself wheter like or dislike, then ? end of the story.
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