Bible Burning Egyptian Preacher Sentenced to 11 Years in Prison
بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ ,
Ahmed Abdullah, or ‘Abu Islam’ who burned Bibles during the ‘Innocence of Muslims’ protests, has been sentenced to 11 years in prison and his son, has been sentenced to 8 years in prison on charges of insulting religion and burning the Bible. Ahram (Arab) News reports:
An Egyptian misdemeanors court has issued an 11 year prison sentence to Islamist preacher Ahmed Abdullah (AKA Abu Islam) on charges of insulting religion and burning the Bible. Abu Islam, who is the head of two Islamic satellite TV channels – the Umma and Mariya – has also been fined LE3000, but the verdict will be suspended pending appeal.
The court also sentenced Islam, Abu-Islam’s son, to eight years in prison and fined him LE 2000 for taking part in burning the Bible with his father. This sentence is also suspended pending appeal. During an 11 September 2012 demonstration in front the US embassy in Cairo protesting the anti-Islam film “Innocence of Muslims,” the Muslim cleric publicly burned copies of the Bible. Before leaving the demonstration, he told the crowd that he would later send his grandson to urinate on the Bible.
Last week, Amnesty International expressed concern over the increasing number of charges for blasphemy and insulting religion in Egypt. Amnesty stated that the majority of those targeted by such accusations in Egypt are Coptic Christians. In February 2013, the prosecutor general ordered Abu Islam’s arrest for allegedly insulting Christianity.
Wonder how Pamella Geller, Robert Spencer or David Wood would describe an ‘Islamist Egypt’ protecting Christianity? For those who don’t know, this guy also justified sexually assaulting female protesters, see this article by Sh. Musa Furber.
wa Allaahu ‘Alam.
Its good he is bn punished for what he did…we do not need pple like him preacher or not to tanishe d image of Islam and muslim brothers and sis!
As a Muslim I would be delighted to see the appeal rejected and InshaAllah it will because Islam is a religion of Peace and Mullahs like this are the cause of Islam getting a bad name, if someone commits blasphemy by burning the Holy Quran where in Islam does it say you do the same? Islam stands for justice, tolerance, Peace, equality, forgiveness and Love of Humanity. Punishing this Mullah will send a message to the world of the real message of Islam.
It’s a good sign.. But no one has right to hurt any one religion.
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