Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Teenager sentenced to 15 days in jail and Christian homes burned after Facebook images of Muhammed

After images of the Prophet Muhammed were posted on his Facebook page, an Egyptian teenager has been sentenced to fifteen days in jail, even though Gamal Masoud, a Coptic Christian, may not even have been aware the images were posted.

Massoud, 17, could be charged with "contempt of Islam" because the images may offend Muslims.

Angered over the images, a group of Muslims burned down Christian homes while chanting "Allahu akbar" until they were stopped by security and military forces.  Fearful of further violence, many Christians have fled.

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