Egypt To Prosecute Tweet of Cartoon as Insult to Islam

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Coptic Christian in Egypt to face trial over tweeting above cartoon of Micky and Minnie.

The Central Cairo Prosecution has referred Coptic businessman Naguib Sawiris to trial over charges of defamation of religion.

In June, Sawiris posted a picture depicting Mickey Mouse wearing a beard and Minnie Mouse wearing a face veil on his Twitter account, a cartoon that many Muslims considered offensive.

Sawiris later apologized for posting the cartoon, however, his apology did not manage to calm the anger of Salafis who filed a report accusing him of defaming religion.

I guess the Irony that the prosecution basically proves Sawiris' point is lost on the al-Qaeda types.

Posted by: Howie at 11:16 AM


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