Egypt charges Coptic Christians linked to blasphemous film

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    CNN) -- Egyptian authorities have charged seven Coptic Christians living in the United States and a Florida pastor with insulting Islam and inciting sectarian strife for their alleged links to an online video that has enraged much of the Muslim world.

    Egypt's public prosecutor announced the charges Tuesday, the latest development in the deadly backlash against the low-budget, amateurish 14-minute movie trailer produced privately in the United States and posted on YouTube.

    The charges name alleged filmmaker Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, who is identified by Egyptian officials as Elia Bassili.

    Egypt also charged Morris Sadek, who is believed to have posted the clip to YouTube.

    The Florida pastor charged is Terry Jones, who was allegedly contacted by the filmmaker to help promote the video. Jones sparked some protests in Muslim countries last year when he staged a trial of Islam at his church.

    The others accused were identified as Morcos Aziz; Fikri Zokloma, also known as Esmat Zokloma; Nabil Bissada; Nahed Metwali; and Nader Nicola. Aside from Nakoula, who lives in California, and Jones in Florida, it was not clear where the others live in the United States.

    In addition to charges of insulting the Islamic religion, insulting Mohammed and inciting sectarian strife, all eight are charged with harming national unity and spreading false information, according to Adel Saaed, a spokesman for the prosecutor's office.

    Egyptian authorities added the names to their airport watch list.

    Prosecutors said they will ask the international police agency, Interpol, to add the names to its wanted lists. U.S. authorities would also be contacted, according to prosecutors.

    Egypt charges Coptic Christians linked to infamous video - CNN.com
     
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    what a joke are the laws of shariah shit and those who attempt to impose that filth. The video was a service to all civilized mankind
     
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    Hopefully, all 8 of these criminals will be extradited to Egypt under International warrants to face charges. :cool:
     
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    I somehow doubt that will happen - especially if any of 'em have US citizenship.
     
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    Not that I think any of 'em are other than sleazy scum OR that such a 'trailer' served any useful or positive purpose.
     
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    Don't laugh. If president Hussein and the democrat party regime has their way American citizens might be routinely turned over to foreign governments for prosecution.
     
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    In America, if a man wanted to marry an 8 year old we'd call him a Pedophile.

    But in Islam, he's called Muhammad (Or just The Groom).
     
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    America's Anti-Muslims Idolize Innocence Filmmaker...
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    ‘I Am Nakoula’: Anti-Islam Moviemaker Now Cult Hero
    September 28, 2012 | One calls Nakoula Basseley Nakoula 'a political prisoner'
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    Sep 29, 2012 - Russians call 'Jesus Christ Superstar' a 'profanation'
     
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    I don't know. Whatever feelings one has about Islam, positive or negative (mine are mostly negative), why did Nakoula have to resort to secrets and lies to make his film? Is somebody who resorts to such secrecy and deception really deserving of idolization?
     
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    Rev. Terry Jones under death sentence...
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    Eight sentenced to death in Egypt over prophet film
    November 28, 2012 - 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.
     

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