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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Egypt sends 16-year old Christian to jail for three years for 'defaming Islam' on his Facebook page

Now that they're a public company, maybe Facebook ought to reconsider their requirement that you use your real name. An Egyptian court has upheld the sentence of a 16-year old Christian who had been sentenced to three years in jail for 'defaming Islam' on his Facebook page.
An Egyptian court on Tuesday upheld a three year sentence against a 16-year-old Christian student for posting a drawing on his Facebook page that mocked Islam and the Prophet Mohamed.

The Assiut Court of Appeals said that it has found Gamal Abdu Massoud guilty of defaming religion, state-run news service MENA reported on Tuesday.

Massoud published the cartoons in December, then some Muslims reacted angrily by attacking Christians and burning houses in the Manqabad village in the southern city of Assiut, home to a large Christian population.

In April, Assiut juvenile court sentenced him to three years in prison.
Aren't you glad we got rid of Mubarak?

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