|code: 333242||Date: 2012/07/31 - 12:58||source: alarabiya|
Egyptian Coptic teacher arrested for insulting Islam on Facebook
(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - A Coptic-Christian teacher from the southern Egyptian Governorate of Sohag, Bishoy Kamel, was arrested on Monday for sharing the cartoons on a Facebook page, the online edition of Egyptian state-run al-Ahram daily reported.
The charges were pressed against Kamel by Mohammed Safwat, an Egyptian who claimed that the latter had insulted the newly-elected President as well.
Kamel has admitted managing the Facebook page in question, however, he claimed that he was not responsible for the content of the page, which, he alleged, had been hacked on Saturday, according to the report by al-Ahram Online.
In early June, a Coptic business tycoon, Naguib Sawiris, was severely criticized after posting a cartoon of Disney characters Mickey and Minnie Mouse dressed in Islamic attire.
A number of Muslim lawyers lodged a complaint at the prosecutor against Sawiris, whom they accused of offending Islam through posting those cartoons. Sawiris, at the time, defended himself by saying that it was just a joke and had no religious dimensions.