Egypt court sentences in absentia seven Coptic Christians and one US pastor to death over anti-Islam film

Apparently, Barack Hussein Obama’s statement about the people associated with the Prophet Mohammed film, ‘Innocence of Muslims,’ was prophetic:

Star Tribune  CAIRO – An Egyptian court convicted in absentia Wednesday seven Egyptian Coptic Christians and a Florida-based American pastor, sentencing them to death on charges linked to an anti-Islam film that had sparked riots in parts of the Muslim world.

The case was seen as largely symbolic because the defendants, most of whom live in the United States, are all outside Egypt and are thus unlikely to ever face the sentence. The charges were brought in September during a wave of public outrage in Egypt over the amateur film, which was produced by an Egyptian-American Copt.

The low-budget “Innocence of Muslims,” parts of which were made available online, (accurately) portrays the Prophet Muhammad as a fraud, womanizer and buffoon.

Egypt’s official news agency said the court found the defendants guilty of harming national unity, insulting and publicly attacking Islam and spreading false information — charges that carry the death sentence. Maximum sentences are common in cases tried in absentia in Egypt. Capital punishment decisions are reviewed by the country’s chief religious authority, who must approve or reject the sentence. A final verdict is scheduled on Jan. 29.

The man behind the film, Mark Basseley Youssef, was among those convicted. He was sentenced in a California court earlier this month to one year in federal prison for probation violations in an unrelated matter. Youssef, 55, admitted that he had used several false names in violation of his probation order and obtained a driver’s license under a false name. He was on probation for a bank fraud case.

Florida-based Terry Jones, another of those sentenced, is the pastor of Dove World Outreach, a church of less than 50 members in Gainesville, Fla., not far from the University of Florida. He has said he was contacted by the filmmaker to promote the film, as well as Morris Sadek, a conservative Coptic Christian in the U.S. who posted the video clips on his website.

Palestinian Islamic Jihad supporters rally with banners depicting Morris Sadek during a protest in Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip, as part of widespread anger across the Muslim world about a film ridiculing Islam’s Prophet Muhammad. The banners in Arabic read, “Death to Israel,” “death to America” and, “anyone but God’s Prophet.”

In a telephone interview Wednesday, Jones said the ruling “shows the true face of Islam” — one that he views as intolerant of dissent and opposed to basic freedoms of speech and religion. “We can speak out here in America,” Jones said. “That freedom means that we criticize government leadership, religion even at times. Islam is not a religion that tolerates any type of criticism.”

Protesters call Terry Jones a dog

The connection to the film of the other five sentenced by the court was not immediately clear. They include two who work with Sadek at a radical Coptic group in the U.S. that has called for an independent Coptic state, a priest who hosts TV programs from the U.S. and a lawyer living in Canada who has previously sued the Egyptian state over riots in 2000 that left 21 Christians dead.

The other person is a woman who converted to Christianity and is a staunch critic of Islam.

The official news agency report said that during the trial, the court reviewed a video of some defendants calling for an independent Coptic state in Egypt, and another of Jones burning the Quran, Islam’s holy book. The prosecutor asked for the maximum sentence, accusing those charged of seeking to divide Egypt and incite sedition. All the defendants, except Jones, hold Egyptian nationality, the agency added.

Some Christians and human rights groups worry that prosecutions for insulting religion, which existed to a degree under the secular-leaning regime of deposed President Hosni Mubarak, will increase with the ascent of Islamists to power in Egypt.

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49 comments on “Egypt court sentences in absentia seven Coptic Christians and one US pastor to death over anti-Islam film

  1. we must equally condemn to death these stupid islamic judges. Speaking the truth about islam, the filth & hatred for us from these inbred muzzies needs to be exposed to all the non muslims. there is nothing peaceful about islam, its a big big lie and these mentally challenged muslims live it. In one of the post on BNI, I read the contribution of the jews to humanity and the nobels they were awarded, whereas the muslims stand at almost nothing! In some of the blogs I haunt, the muslims claim that the iron dome success is only 25%, there is absolutely no truth in their mouths, just manipulations of the truth, like in the case of 9/11 of blaming the jews. It’s a pity that Israel stopped short of cleaning out gaza, the terrorist enclave.

  2. So the snakes goverment stay silent when I goverment thry all but placed in power threatens 7 of its citizens to death dam you to hell osama obama you baby killing pig

  3. I reiterate, they’re too stupid to not show their true nature. The following link is to “Ozombie” the movie. Its trailers have been on the Internet for months and months. This is the full movie. Now, why haven’t Muslims gone berserk over this?! Think maybe that videos and movies are nothing but red herrings? Nah, couldn’t be …

  4. Where’s Cair saying they condemn this? ROFL.
    I agree with Kim1. I try so hard not to hate others(My religion says to love everyone), and I’m finding it hard not to hate Muslims.

    • Hate is a rather powerful word and message, try not to hate anyone, I’ve found it better for my sanity to ignor their wimpers of low self esteem, it works better for all.

  5. yeah really, well we too had a court hearing, call it the Patriots Court, and we all decided to turn our actions to self-defense, or maybe not. I’m afraid I can’t go any further in disgusing the Patriots Court decision and or opinion, but will just say, yeah good luck with that scooter, you are going to need it for the plans we’ve established for your treason against our God fearn’, gun tooting bitter clingers to our Bible and way of life. yeah good luck you’re gonna need it before this is over.

    Going GALT

  6. I’ve been having trouble commenting on anything since the election. Not cuz the computer is not cooperating- cuz my brain is on over load. I am so hateful of obama that I can’t stomach anything political or muslim-oid. I can’t hear his name, I can’t hear his voice. I can’t read anything about him without vomit coming up to the back of my throat. and being he is a muslim, it all goes hand in hand. My hatred is not healthy.

    • Kim, you aren’t acting in an unhealthy manner at all. In fact, you are firing on all cylinders perfectly. The fact is that society has been programmed for the past several decades (on an ever increasing scale) to believe that tolerance + PC = respect.

      That’s pure B.S.!!! People need to EARN respect. No one gets a free pass for any reason. I’ve been told for years that I ” buck the system’ all the time, because I am not a sheep waiting to be slaughtered. i will not follow blindly into the fire. I will not accept the status quo. I refuse to be told that what my instincts scream at me is wrong.

      Kim, your own instincts are screaming at you too! Obozo is wrong for this country! That is why you can’t hear his voice without wanting to vom, why his name gives you the willies, and it goes without saying, that Islam is a contraindication to living. If you love life, you naturally hate Islam. Therefore, you’re right!

      Welcome to the blog site of lovers of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, you are in great company here! I promise.

    • Kim1
      You are not alone. I did not go to bed til 4:00am after the election. I live in a constant state of fear and I will not watch anything that makes me listen to imam hussein’s voice. We are all afraid, angry and traumatized as we watch our country and our lives be handed over to murderous satan worshippers. We must be strong for our children.

    • Shalom,
      Hatred is extremely healthy and proper. You do not truly love anything unless you hate that which seeks to destroy the thing you love. There are four top lies and half truths spouted constantly by not only the leftist supporters of islam, but by those who call themselves conservatives or people of faith and who aught to know better; the “hate is bad” thing is a component of one of them.
      Lie Number One; Anger is a sin.
      No, anger is an emotion, or, more properly, an emotional response. Feelings are never wrong; it is only what action you take based upon them that can be wrong. To those who say anger is a sin, even a “cardinal” sin (apparently a sin worthy of being committed by someone with the rank and/or title of cardinal), it must be remembered that many times the Lord was angry. You are welcome to accuse the Lord of sin, I am not so bold.
      Anger, the emotion, is a tool that goads the individual into action. Our anger when we are attacked helps give us strength to act in our defense; our anger at injustice helps us to rally to correct that which is wrong.
      Lie Number Two; Love only, no hate, or you are wrong.
      Hate is an appropriate response to that which seeks to kill, steal and/or destroy that which we love. The Lord hates many things, there are even lists of them in Scripture. Hatred of islam is a proper response and will help you find the strength you need to keep going. Hate is a componant of love, not the opposite of it; an intense hatred of pedophiles is part and parcel of an equally intense love of children.
      Anger and hatred are both tools, and as with any tool, it is not the tool, but what is done with it, how it is used, that is right or wrong.
      Lies number three and four are “Judgement is wrong”, and “Violence is wrong”; similarly affording status of right/wrong or proper/sinful to tools, which are neither right or wrong, proper or sinful, instead of to the use for which the tools are employed.

      Your hatred is healty; burying it instead of using it appropriately is not. It appears that your hatred has hurt yourself through isolation, and this is not good, instead of goading you to speak, to act, to shout!… giving you the strength to rally yourself and others to that which is right, to stand up and fight against the destruction around us.

      Things will change when those who are angry, those who hate islam because of their love of everything islam seeks to destroy, are angry enough, and filled with enough love for their lives and family, community and nation, to stand up and fight.

    • Good people are to fight Satan and his EVIL minions. So KIM go for it. Don’t feel that you are betraying your upbringing. Turn the other cheek was pushed beyond what it was intended to do. Pass on insults but do not pass on an open of subversive attack, instead attack back badder and bolder.

      • I so do appreciate all the replies. I am overwhelmed by our country and the world right now. I am still having difficulty wrapping my brain around Obama being reelected. I am in fear for my kids and grandkids. I am sickened by so much. We did fight! We fought to have people educated on what is going on and then you see the videos of interviews with Obama supporters and they are the most ignorant people alive. They voted for more food stamps and welfare for THEMSELVES!!!!!!!!!! Not about what is going to be the future for their own kids and grandkids or the mid-east or the Muslim situation. I am truly baffled at how gays and lesbians can support muslims when they would kill them in a heart beat. I am wondering if I am missing something and I am the crazy one?
        Truly mind boggling. Nightmare city. Rabbi- I have read the bible a few times, cover to cover and yes, you are right. Our Lord has anger and he hates evil and I had forgotten that. Thank you for bringing that to my attention. That does make me feel better.
        How else do we fight? I have tried to educate many people and some have responded in a positive manner but the majority spoke- and we are doomed, I feel. The muslim botherhood has infiltrated the White house thanks to the POS obama, garbage bastard that he is. They are taking over everywhere. What else can we do? We are out numbered! I fear that these are truly the last days we are seeing and living and even though it will be many more years for all to come to a head, I will have grandkids here to deal with it. and many other good people that will be left to deal with it. It is down right frightening and I keep telling myself that the Lord has a plan and it is coming to fruition but dammit, I don’t want it to happen!
        I apologize for rambling on but Bonni said I can vent and I guess I took her literally.
        Thanks everyone for your response to my angst.

  7. please wake up america how can we send this country money and let them kill our people swept under the rug like benghazi we are living in the last days please pray with me for them

  8. That picture from Lahore, Pakistan (the last one you posted here, Ms. BNI) is particularly expressive of the absolutely ANTI-civilised (not merely un-civilised) nature of Islam – extra-hateful!!!!

  9. Those damn muzzies don’t even watch TV they are to busy out killing innocent people! Those people in the Middle East waddle in filth on the streets…. I HATE Muslims just as much as I HATE the devil himself!

  10. My guess is the imam in the White House will furnish them the location of these guys clandestinely. They are dead courtesy of Hijab Hillary and Obummer. Hillary is a hound of hell and Obama is Satans son

  11. Those people even the one in jail will be killed . Worst of all Obama and his thugs will look the other way. Thing 1/2 of a America should look the other way when justice is done in this country. Why Mitt lost buses of Somalian pirate were taken to vote by Democrat interpreters that couldn’t understand English. Sorry to past citizenship in the U.S you need some English to answer questions and take the oath.

    As for Philadelphia 97 precincts not one Republican voted for Mitt. Why isn’t Americans calling foul . This is happening to keep fools in office that is killing America. Lots of people came to America to be free. Plus they were upset we had a great retirement with Social Security and Medicare.

    Under our law immigrants were not able to get on. The law was changed if they paid in. But Castro gave his people our retirement . They are now on without paying a dime into it. So if your on you got medicare. People were met at the airport in Boston with keys to pubic housing.

    But thanks to Bill Clinton Baby boomers got cut benefits to give these people a free ride. Is it a wonder why people want private retirement. Problem with private you still got to pay into social security but you don’t get a dime out of social security and no social security you get no medicare.

    So these people who come here from their shit holes end up killing America. Now they want to check everything you own so you and take a % of what you own and give it to poor in America that don’t want to get off their ass and work. Some people are on because they can’t speak English. IF YOU CAN’T SPEAK ENGLISH AND CAN’T WORK GO HOME.

  12. Let the people of the USA and its friends have a trial in absentia against all mohommedist in the world and find them guilty and sentence them to death and see what their reaction is when we start removing body parts and heads.

  13. Well, well…..once AGAIN we hear from the Religion of PISS!……And I’m sure Jones and Sadek are quaking in their boots over the threats of lowlife maniacal muslimes….Or perhaps their reaction is same as mine “Up yours you filthy stinking muslime pigs!!”

  14. They must be so ashamed of their ‘religion’ they don’t want anyone to know how cruel it is towards non-muslims.

    Whatever was in that movie was a tiny part of the truth. I truly hope the Egyptians manage to overthrow these ‘crazies’.

  15. I know it’s plastic cuffs, but it surely looks very much like a noose behind him. Symbolic? Dumbo-bama should learn to keep hi flapping mouth shut. Anybody who doesn’t think he’s a Muzz is living in La-La Land.

    By the way, the son of a friend bought a house in L.A. & found a Muzzie magazine. On the outside back cover were companies that cater to Muzzies a la Halal. Amon them are Cargill, Tom’s of Maine, Nestle, Con Agra, Baskin Robbins, Nuta Sweet, & Cabot vermont Cheese. I wrote Cabot to tell them I would no longer buy their cheddar cheese, got an insipid reply about how inclusive they are, etc. An excellent product, but Kraft will do as well. Now I check all packaging for the Halal mark. Another product listed in the magazine is Godiva Choclates. I hope See’s never falls into that trap.

    • Beware of Kraft: they too are involved in “halal” products, at least in Europe they sell such!! [For corroboration, I'll recommend "Boycott Halal in Europe" as well as "Act! For America".]

      • The same applies to Cadbury, Baker’s cooking-chocolate (owned by Kraft). For chocolate, so far it seems like Lindt is the one to favour (mind you, they’re NOT kosher-certified, which likely means that it’s not “halal”, thank goodness!!!).

        As to cheese, LOTS of producers make it, so I wouldn’t favour the big companies like Kraft…

  16. If the OIC gets their way against our free speech then could they extradite those they see as guilty? Could Pastor Terry face charges in Egypt? I tend to doubt it but with Obummer who knows how much he will placate the Muslims.

  17. Just look at these morons…..and they call Jews descendents of apes and pigs…Doesn’t say much about these inbreds then….lmao

  18. The future should not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam…

    So for good measure I’ll tell you who it was and you can murder them at your pleasure…Just like those 4 in Benghazi…Don’t worry about anything guys, I’ve got the stupid Americans eating outta my hand…That’s why they re-elected me…I’m the BOSS…They dare not come after me because I’ll play the race card and all those Left Liberal idiots will stand by me, as they always do…Ha…Ha..

  19. Maybe we in the West ought to try and condemn in absentia the Egyptian Islamic prosecutors and judges for incitement to murder of American citizens and residents and try and condemn all those who carry out similar murders. Put them on notice. Because it doesn’t seem the UN has the stomach for it.

  20. BNI, I have an idea that would raise money to help run your website, and give your readers something in return. Print the Koran on rolls of toilet paper and sell them on BNI. I know I would buy some and can’t think of a better use for this book of lies.

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