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Four Egyptian youth headed for trial after insulting ISIS

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When Muslim neighbors got hold of the footage which Four Egyptian youth made fun of ISIS in a harmless video, they along with their teacher were charged of “insulting Islam” and now headed to trial.

Aged between 15 and 16, the youths could face up to five years in a youth detention center – while the teacher would serve any sentence he receives in prison – if the court finds them guilty of violating Egypt’s blasphemy law, Egypt-focused activists say.

Egyptian Christian and civil rights groups are leading calls for their release, but the five – members of the Coptic community that descends from the non-Arab people whose Pharaohs ruled ancient Egypt – have already spent weeks in police holding cells.

“They are some kids who decided to have fun in a private place,” Mina Thabet, a Coptic activist and researcher at the Egyptian Commission for Rights and Freedoms, told FoxNews.com from Cairo. READ MORE

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1 Comment

  1. Dr. Bryan E. Galloway says:

    Reblogged this on bonhoefferblog.

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