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Egypt court sentences in absentia 7 Coptic Christians, US pastor to death over anti-Islam film
2012-11-28
An Egyptian court convicted in absentia Wednesday seven Egyptian Coptic Christians and a Florida-based American pastor, sentencing them to death on charges linked to an anti-Islam film that had sparked riots in parts of the Muslim world.

The case was seen as largely symbolic because the defendants, most of whom live in the United States, are all outside Egypt and are thus unlikely to ever face the sentence. The charges were brought in September during a wave of public outrage in Egypt over the amateur film, which was produced by an Egyptian-American Copt.

The low-budget “Innocence of Muslims,” parts of which were made available online, portrays the Prophet Muhammad as a fraud, womanizer and buffoon.

Egypt’s official news agency said the court found the defendants guilty of harming national unity, insulting and publicly attacking Islam and spreading false information — charges that carry the death sentence.
Posted by:tipper

#5  The big play would be to continue to use them as pieces for UN anti-blaspheming laws.

Seeing how pocket mo is the ideal, I would suggest the same punishment for anyone with any variation of the spelling of po-mo in any part of their full name, on account that it is demeaning and slanderous that those mos think they compare to teh perfect.

would the real mo let some jerkweeds take over so easily? Mohommed ElBaredai did, so therefore he called big mo a loser. Off with his head.

real mo was eight feet tall, and translated fatwas out of his arse. Makhmud Dinnerjacket is, what, four and a half tops. Total insult. Off with his head.

real mo would have had that prisoner exchange done and done, this court invoked the name of mo, in the shadows of the great pyramids nonetheless, and the deed is not done no blinking? Off with their heads.
Posted by: swksvolFF   2012-11-28 21:10  

#4  Champ doesn't have to extradite them, they could just jug them at Gitmo. Champ has to do something with that prison camp as he continues to empty it of jihadis, you know...
Posted by: Steve White   2012-11-28 17:45  

#3  So when will Obama and Susan Rice extradite him to Egypt?

Serious question. I have no doubt Obama would so do if it would bring him any advantage. After all he *did* leave his ambassador and some navy seals to the wolves.
Posted by: CrazyFool   2012-11-28 16:47  

#2  In retrospect the Soviet Union might have survived into the 21st century if they had cracked down on anti-soviet speech in the West.

'A Time for Choosing' was full of anti-soviet propaganda. A trial in absentia and subsequent conviction would have ended Reagan's political career before it began.

I wonder why the Soviet Union didn't dare make such a move while weak and dependent Egypt is much less cautious.
Posted by: Elmerert Hupens2660   2012-11-28 16:23  

#1  
The low-budget "Innocence of Muslims," parts of which were made available online, portrays the Prophet Muhammad as a fraud, womanizer and buffoon.


So they're sentenced to death for repeating what the Koran says?!
Posted by: Rob Crawford   2012-11-28 16:01  

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