Egyptian Christian Imprisoned for 6 Years for Insulting Mohammed

From BikyaMasr:

Egypt has jailed a Christian man for 6 years on charges of showing contempt of religion and insulting the Prophet Mohamed, the country’s state-owned al-Ahram newspaper reported on Thursday.

The court, in the southern Egyptian province of Assiut, said that Makram Diab, a school employee, had made offensive remarks against Islam’s prophet, according to the report.

The remarks infuriated Diab’s Muslim colleagues, who went on strike until he was arrested and prosecuted….

Thanks to Prof. Howard Friedman (Religion Clause) for the pointer.