Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Egypt demands Germany follow the Sharia and send back a German Copt accused of "insulting" Islam

If Germany sends Maikel Nabil back to Egypt for prosecution, they will be complicit in whatever happens to him.  They will also be the first non-Islamic country that agrees to follow the sharia regarding its own citizens, in the hope that all will be well.


From BikyaMasr September 30 by Joseph Mayton

Egypt Coptic Christian Maikel Nabil charged with “insulting” Islam, Germany requested to send home

CAIRO: Egyptian Coptic Christian activist Maikel Nabil, who is known internationally as the first prisoner of conscience in the post-Hosni Mubarak Egypt after the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) jailed him for “insulting the military” now faces charges of insulting Islam, he reported on Saturday while in Germany.

The Egyptian government have requested that the German government return Nabil as soon as possible so he can stand on the charges, Egypt’s Youm al-Saba’a newspaper reported.

He is being accused of “contempt of the Islamic religion and abuse of the divine.” Also among the charges, the newspaper reported are “insulting the Prophet and his followers.”

Under coming blasphemy laws, reporting on this at this blog would net me jail time.

The lawsuit against Nabil says that he “consistently” insults Islam through his online activities, including his Twitter account.

It is unclear if Germany will respond to the request or if Nabil will return to the country in the near future as he now faces charges that could see him return to prison.

Nabil was jailed by the military junta in early 2011, but was freed ahead of the one-year anniversary of the January 25 revolution that ousted the Mubarak government from power.

The Egyptian government and military council had received fierce criticism domestically and abroad for their detention and sentencing of Nabil, who was jailed for comments he made in a blog post entitled “The army and the people are not one hand.”

I can see why Islam was insulted.  I certainly would not let that one stand.

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