Egyptian Christians sentenced to death for anti-Islam film

CAIRO Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:45am EST

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CAIRO Nov 28 (Reuters) - A Cairo court on Wednesday sentenced to death seven Egyptian Christians tried in absentia for participating in an anti-Islam video that was released on the Internet in September and had prompted violent protests in many Muslim countries.

"The seven accused persons were convicted of insulting the Islamic religion through participating in producing and offering a movie that insults Islam and its prophet," Judge Saif al-Nasr Soliman said.

The crude, low-budget video, produced privately in California, denigrated the Prophet Mohammad and triggered anti-U.S. protests and attacks on Western embassies around the Muslim world.

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Comments (6)
matt72 wrote:
This is disgusting millions of people make fun of Christians and Jesus Christ threw film and tv and you do not see the Christians condemning people to death, and attacking embassies..etc..etc.

Nov 28, 2012 12:15pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Sotans wrote:
That is a bummer for them. Maybe they should have lived in the USA where you are not only free express your religious beliefs. But, are also exempt from some laws just because it infringes on your religious beliefs.

Nov 28, 2012 5:42pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Sotans wrote:
No thankfully Christians do not but, some of them would if they could. Instead they have the right to sue and protest….which they do!!!!

Nov 28, 2012 5:45pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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