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23 sentenced to prison for videotaped killing of Shias in 2013

The 2013 incident sent shockwaves across the country, coming in the wake of incendiary comments by Salafist parliamentarians and Islamist backers of Mohamed Morsi

Ahram Online , Saturday 13 Jun 2015
Murdered Egyptian Shia cleric Hassan Shehata
Murdered Egyptian Shia cleric Hassan Shehata
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A Cairo court sentenced 23 defendants to 14 years in high security prison Saturday for killing Shia leader Hassan Shehata and three other members of the dwindling Egyptian Shia Muslim community in June 2013, an incident that was videotaped and that sent shockwaves across the country.

Eight defendants, all of whom were also charged with attempted murder, were exonorated as family members of those found guilty received the verdict with hysterical screaming, according to Al-Ahram's Arabic news website.

In the attack, an angry mob led by Salafist sheikhs torched Shia residences in the small village of Zawyat Abu Musalam in Giza governorate, killing four citizens. Shehata was visiting one of the families in the village when the attack happened.
 
Extended video footage circulated online showing one of the victims being beaten and dragged through the streets. Eyewitness accounts say several members of the Shia community were stabbed multiple times in a brutal incident of public lynching.
 
Ahead of the attack, former Salafist parliamentarians had frequently expressed misgivings over ousted president Mohamed Morsi's plans to restore diplomatic ties with Shia-majority Iran and to encourage Iranian tourists to visit Egypt. One MP went as far as branding Shias "more dangerous than naked women" and a threat to national security.
 
As Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood announced a call for jihad in Syria at a solidarity conference on 15 June 2013, less than three weeks before he was ousted in July and eight days before the Zawyat Abu Musalam incident, an Islamist backer of the president denounced Shia Muslims as "unclean."
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Never_ending_Story
14-06-2015 01:56pm
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All people have the right of their own opinions - even if wrong
The meaning of the Shaltoot Fatwa of 1959 should be encouraged again by Al-Azhar. I can´t agree with what Shehata had said in public prior to the tragic murder. If I disagree with anybody I can discuss the matter, and if I don´t want to discuss, I mind my own business. To kill and murder opponents just for their opinions is uncivilized. What could be expected else from people who show higher priority to the manmade Writings of Taqi al-Din Ibn Taymiyya than to the Divine Words found in the Holy Book, revealed to the Prophet. What is the difference between visiting graves and keeping Saints in reverence than to always subsitute the Holy Book, with the invented Writings of Ibn Taymiyya and Muhammad ibn Abd al Wahhab? There can be no order and civilization again in the Islamic World, Before we get rid of these evil thoughts from different Groups of Murderous Khawareg-Groups.
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Aladdin, Alex
13-06-2015 11:17pm
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Western Democracy
It will never work in a savage, ignorant society like Egypt.
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expat
13-06-2015 09:07pm
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mongrels covered as "salafeen"
well,everybody a little interested in this sick society issue in middle east knows, that the salafeen are heavily sponsored by the wahabi big brothers from KSA everybody again knows, that the bloodthirsty wahabeen in KSA rather today than tomorrow like to extinguish all shias. the really only way to keep this nutcases in bay is to put them all in jail or forced labour,the MBs,the Salafeen,the goddamned wahabeen from KSA,who inflame the whole middle east with their poison and everybody,including sheikhs,who tries to negotiate about the madness going on in this peoples mindset i've met shias in pakhistan and they were by far the moderatest of the whole muslims i met untill today
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Aly Sadek -Toronto-Canada
14-06-2015 12:27am
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Egypt..
YES...VERY WELL SAID...100% RIGHT......" Expat ".... THE CANCEROUS TUMOUR AND VIRUS INFECTION , ORIGINATED IN WAHABI S.ARABIA ......AND NOW THEY ARE HAVING A TASTE OF IT ALSO...O S
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SAWSAN MOSTAFA ALI
13-06-2015 06:42pm
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WHY?
Why the sentence of killer of Shimaa el Sabagh was described as:. Egypt officer jail sentence a 'victory for justice----------and this sentence or the other sentence of Kerdassa killers or sentence of Morsi, the traitor were not described as :::victory for justice. They are the same Eg. Judges and the same Eg. Courts.
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Farhan
14-06-2015 08:52am
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Egypt can never do justice
Corrupt Egyptian judges always do murder of justice.
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