Two Coptic lawyers accuse owner of Egyptian TV channels of denigrating Christianity

| September 18, 2012 | Comments (0)
Two Coptic lawyers accuse owner of Egyptian TV channels of denigrating Christianity

Two Coptic lawyers accuse owner of Egyptian TV channels of denigrating Christianity

Two Christian lawyers filed a legal complaint against Egyptian Sheikh Abu Eslam Ahmed Abdullah on Monday for burning the Holy Bible on Saturday, as the protests in front of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo raged over the controversial anti-Islam film that have surfaced online, an Egyptian daily reported.

Lawyer and Deputy head of the Reform and Development Party Mamdouh Ramzi and co-lawyer Tharwat Bakhteet, who filed the complaint, claim that the act of “burning” of the Bible copy is insulting and denigrating to the Christian religion, a report by the Egyptian al-Ahram Online said.

Sheikh Abdullah is believed to be the prominent owner of two TV channels in the country; namely the Islamic TV Channel al-Ommah and Mariya TV, the first Niqabi–only channel.

Prosecutor General Abdul Maguid Mahmoud has referred the case to prosecution pending investigation.

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