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Naguib Sawiris

A Christian businessman who is one of Egypt’s richest entrepreneurs, has run afoul of the internet’s social media after sending out a message of Mickey and Minnie Mouse dressed as conservative Muslims.

The cartoon, which was already circulating by email and on various websites, shows the Disney cartoon figures in full Muslim attire. Mickey is wearing a traditional Islamic robe with a full beard. Minnie Mouse is in a niqab – a full-body veil – with just her eyes showing, but identifiable by her trademark ears and familiar pink hair ribbon

“Telecoms mogul and Coptic Christian Naguib Sawiris apologized for re-posting the images on Twitter a few days ago, saying he meant no offense,” reported BBC News. “But several Islamic lawyers have filed a formal complaint and there are calls for a boycott of his businesses.”

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