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Egypt sends Christian student to jail for insulting Islam

By Ahmed Tolba, Mohamed Abdellah and Yasmine Saleh / Reuters CAIRO: An Egyptian court on Wednesday sentenced a 17-year-old Christian boy to three years in jail for publishing cartoons on his Facebook page that mocked Islam and the Prophet Mohamed, actions that sparked sectarian violence. Gamal Abdou Massoud was also accused of distributing some of …


Egypt court clears tycoon of Islam insult

By Samer Al-Atrush /AFP CAIRO: A Cairo court on Saturday dismissed a complaint against Christian tycoon Naguib Sawiris accused of insulting Islam with a cartoon of Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse in conservative Muslim garb, Egypt’s state media reported. Hardline Islamist lawyer and MP Mamdouh Ismail, who filed the complaint against the head of Orascom …


Court throws out case against tycoon Sawiris

By Agencies CAIRO: An Egyptian court on Tuesday threw out a case brought against telecoms tycoon and liberal politician Naguib Sawiris by a group of lawyers who accused him of showing contempt for religion, saying the plaintiffs had no legal standing in the case. The lawyers had brought the case against Sawiris, a prominent figure in …


Christian arrested over anti-Prophet posting after clashes

CAIRO: Egyptian authorities have detained a Coptic Christian student accused of posting a drawing of Islam’s prophet on Facebook that triggered two days of violence in southern Egypt. Gamal Massoud has been accused by fellow students of ridiculing the Prophet Muhammad. According to a security official, the 17-year-old student denies that and says friends posted …


Egyptian gets three years jail for Facebook Islam insult

CAIRO: An Egyptian court sentenced a man to three years in jail with hard labor on Saturday for insulting Islam in postings on Facebook, the official MENA news agency reported. The Cairo court found that Ayman Youssef Mansour "intentionally insulted the dignity of the Islamic religion and attacked it with insults and ridicule on Facebook," …


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