After the election victories by the Sharia-faithful Muslim Brotherhood, their efforts for the establishment of an Egyptian theocracy have gotten new wind in the sails. Because of their alleged participation in the short, Islam-critical film “The Innocence of Muslims,” the death sentence has been pronounced against seven Christians in Cairo. Since the accused reside outside the country, the trial took place without them:

The “Süddeutsche Zeitung” newspaper reports:

Because of their participation in an alleged “smear film” about the prophet Mohammed, an Egyptian court has condemned seven Christians in absentia. The accused have allegedly insulted Islam by having participated in the production and distribution of the film, said Cairo judge Saif al-Nasr Soliman.

The Egyptian natives who were tried in their absence are supposedly residing in the US and Australia. The Mufti of the Republic must still agree before the final sentencing on January 29th. This is law for death sentences in Egypt.

The amateurly done film that was produced in the US, “Innocence of Muslims” appeared on the Internet in September. In several countries, protests against US facilities and other countries of the West developed because of it. The German embassy in Sudan was stormed.

Also among those sentenced is American pastor Terry Jones.

Posted by PI / Translation: Anders Denken

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