Egyptian Teacher Arrested For Posting Muhammed Cartoons On Facebook
Aug 03, 2012 11:03
Authorities in Egypt have arrested yet another person for anti-Islam activity on Facebook. The suspect, 32-year-old Bishoy Kamel, was reportedly for four days for managing a Facebook page where people shared cartoons thought to defame the Prophet Muhammed and the religion of Islam.
Such pictorial depictions of the Prophet are considered a form of idolatry (although they do exist elsewhere), and is considered taboo to most Muslims. Mohamed Safwat, the man who reported Kamel to the authorities, claimed that Kamel also “insulted members of his own family” on Facebook.
Kamel says that while he did indeed manage the Facebook account where the cartoons were found, he didn’t control what others posted there. He also claimed that the page was “hacked” on Saturday. Kamel, who is reportedly Christian, faces up to five years in prison if convicted of blasphemy charges.
This isn't the first time Egypt has dished out such punishment. In early-2012, Egyptian police arrested a 17-year-old boy named Gamal Abdou Massou for a similar offense. He was convicted after posting cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad to Facebook, and was sentenced to three years in prison.
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