Muslim Cleric in Egypt Sentenced to 11 Years for Ripping up Bible, Insulting Christianity, and “Disturbing Peace and Security”

So reports Daily News Egypt:

Coptic lawyer Naguib Gabriel had filed a complaint against Abu Islam, accusing the preacher of insulting the Christian faith and Egyptian women, specifically Christian women.

Abu Islam, who owns Al-Omma satellite channel, tore a Bible apart on 11 September 2012 at a protest outside the US Embassy in Cairo against the Innocence of Muslims, a film that caused widespread demonstrations across the Muslim world.

During a programme on his channel, he said that 90% of the female protesters in Tahrir Square were Christian, saying they attend the demonstrations “half naked” with the purpose of getting sexually harassed.

The cleric’s son was likewise sentenced to eight years in prison for his participation in the same act. Thanks to Prof. Howard Friedman (Religion Clause) for the pointer.

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