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A Questionable Conviction in Egypt

Alber Saber Convicted Of Blasphemy By Egyptian Court; Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison.

“The case of Alber Saber is one of several seen by rights advocates as a campaign led by Egypt’s ultraconservative Islamists to curb free expression. Many of those targeted in the campaign are Christians, who make up about 10 percent of Egypt’s population of 85 million.

“Saber was arrested Sept. 13, after neighbors complained he had shared on Facebook the amateur film made in the United States that sparked protests across the Muslim world. His arrest came during a wave of public outrage over the film, produced by an Egyptian-American Copt.”

So much for “freedom of speech” in Egypt! Can any 21st century nation survive with such repressive policies? What can American Muslims do about the intolerance of their cousins? Blasphemy is a religious, not a civil, offense.

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