7 Egyptian Christians sentenced to death over anti-Islam film


A Cairo court on Wednesday sentenced to death seven Egyptian Christians tried in absentia for participating in an anti-Islam video that was released on the Internet in September and prompted violent protests in Muslim countries, according to a report by the Huffington Post.
“The seven accused persons were convicted of insulting the Islamic religion through participating in producing and offering a movie that insults Islam and its prophet,” Judge Saif al-Nasr Soliman said.
The low-budget video, produced privately in California, denigrated the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and triggered anti-US protests and attacks on Western embassies around the Muslim world. The convicted persons included Egyptian-American Nakoula Bassely Nakoula, who is currently serving a one-year-jail term in Los Angeles after an American court convicted him of probation violations that stemmed from his role in the movie. The cast members of the 13-minute video have said they were misled into appearing in a film they believed was an adventure drama called “Desert Warrior.” Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Church did not issue an official comment on the ruling.


  1. This is a typical over reaction by the islamist groups. Their response to everything appears to be kill them or make them suffer. Get a life and relax a bit

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