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Egyptian teacher arrested for 'offending Islam' on Facebook
Teacher from Sohag is detained after being accused of posting cartoons on Facebook that allegedly defame Islam, Prophet Muhammad, and Egypt's first Islamist president
Ahram Online, Tuesday 31 Jul 2012
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Bishoy Kamel, a Coptic-Christian teacher from the Upper Egyptian Governorate of Sohag, was arrested on Monday for sharing cartoons on a Facebook page that allegedly defamed the Islamic faith and the Prophet Muhammad.

Mohamed Safwat, an Egyptian citizen who has pressed charges against Kamel, also claimed that the latter had insulted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi and members of his own family.

Kamel, who has been detained for four days pending investigation, has admitted to managing the Facebook page in question. He claims, however, that he was not responsible for the content of the page, which, he said, had been hacked on Saturday.

In June of last year, Naguib Sawiris, Coptic billionaire and founder of the liberal Free Egyptians party, was severely criticised after posting a cartoon of Disney characters Mickey and Minnie Mouse dressed in Islamic garb. Several Islamist lawyers subsequently lodged a complaint with Egypt's attorney-general against Sawiris, whom they accused of offending Islam.





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Julian J A Kennedy
13-11-2013 12:16pm
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The prophet
Not only is the' prophet' false. There is no salvation in Islam. Christ is the only sent one who died and rose so sinners could be redeemed.Any religion that has to defend it's prophet or god is worthless. My God defends himself mightily and will reek terrible vengeance on those who harm or kill his people or take his name in vain.
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magdi
31-07-2012 10:00pm
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Hypocrisy
while I would not condone slandering anyones religion. I wonder if the situation was reversed and on the words of a Copt a Muslim would be imprisoned much less found guilty for a similar offence...lol and don't tell the rest of us it does not happen
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Gigi
31-07-2012 10:35am
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You can't have it both ways
Either you have democtracy and free speech or you have a religious theocracy. There is no real middle ground where you pretend to have democracy but only for the things you like!
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Mo
31-07-2012 10:27am
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Blah blah
Who cares? Let him criticize and mock! I don't understand why Muslims get so offended..it was posted on his own personal Facebook page!
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ali
31-07-2012 01:09am
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unacceptable!
Egypt is a moderate country but let those know that if they slander the holy prophet (saw) it will not be accepted under any circumstances
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31-07-2012 10:22pm
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no its not acceptable e cant turn other cheek on slendring prophet someone we look onto with a lot of respect no one would wanttis indvidual slandered
Jewy
31-07-2012 07:23pm
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Moderate?
Isn't the need to punish those who 'slander the holy prophet' demonstrate that Egypt in fact is NOT a moderate country? A moderate country would, ahem, turn the other cheek :)

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