March 01, 2012

Egypt Jails Christian for Blasphemy

The good news: a court dismissed a blasphemy lawsuit against an Egyptian who tweeted an image of Mickey-Mouse-Mohammad earlier this week.

The bad news: another guy wasn't so lucky:

An Egyptian court has sentenced a Christian man to six years in prison on charges of showing contempt for religion and insulting the Prophet Mohammed, reported the semi-official newspaper Al-Ahram 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.

This must be that moderate sharia that I'm told we in the West misunderstand at every turn.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 04:21 PM | Comments |