Egypt: Christians’ homes burned over Facebook Muhammad images
Catholic World News - January 03, 2012
Shouting “Allahu akbar” [Allah is greater], residents of Assuit, a southern Egyptian city, burned Christians’ homes after images deemed insulting to Muhammad appeared on a local Christian teenager’s Facebook page.
Gamal Massoud, a 17-year-old Coptic Christian, has received a preliminary sentence of 15 days’ detention and faces charges of “contempt of Islam.” Massoud says that the images were posted without his knowledge.
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