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Rachel333 posted a topic in Quiver Full of Politicshttp://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-42110223 At this point there are 235 reported dead. The attackers used a bomb and then shot at the people fleeing, including shooting at the ambulances trying to come help. The mosque is a Sufi mosque, and many other groups see Sufis as heretics.
So much for freedom of belief. I bet if he mocked Christianity nothing would have happened. Egyptian sentenced to 3 years for insulting Islam Published: Oct 22, 2011 6:58 AM CAIRO (AP) - Egypt's state media says a Cairo court has sentenced a man to three years in prison for postings on Facebook deemed to be inciting sectarianism and in contempt of Islam. The MENA state news agency said Saturday a the misdemeanor court found Ayman Mansour had intentionally mocked Islam and used "outrageous and scurrilous" language in describing the religion's holy book, the Quran, and its prophet and believers. The court said freedom of belief doesn't excuse contempt that may offend believers and "subject the regime and the country's security to serious dangers." Egypt is grappling with an increasingly assertive ultraconservative Islamist trend, and recent clashes between the military police and Coptic Christians have heightened fears of increasing sectarian strife.