Two lawyers accuse prominent Egyptian sheikh of denigrating Christianity

Ahram Online, Monday 17 Sep 2012

The state security prosecutors will look into accusations the owner of Islamic TV stations denigrated the holy religion by burning the Bible at the American mission while protesting anti-Islam film

Abu Eslam
Abu Islam Abdulla leading protests at US embassy against anti-Islam film last week (Photo: Reuters)

Supreme State Security Prosecution received a legal complaint from both lawyer Mamdouh Ramzi, the deputy head of Reform and Development Party, and lawyer Tharwat Bakheet accusing Sheikh Abu Eslam Ahmed Abdullah, the owner of the Islamic TV Channel (al-Omah) and The first niqabi-only TV channel (Mariya).

The two attorneys accuse Abdullah of disdaining Christianity and burning the holy Bible in front of the US Embassy in Cairo last Saturday during the protests against anti-Islam film which denigrates the Prophet Mohamed.

The Prosecutor General Abdel Maguid Mahmoud had referred the complaint to the prosecution to investigate the case.

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