Abu Islam Should Be Prosecuted for Threats Against Christians, Says Egyptian Lawyer

Samir Sabri, a lawyer, filed a complaint to the Supreme State Security Prosecution against Ahmed Mamhoud Abdullah, also known as Abu Islam, because he threatened Christians in Egypt.

Abu Islam said that Muslims would be able to eliminate the country's Christians in just two days in one of the episodes on his Al-Ummah Islamic channel.

Sabri said in the complaint that there is a video clip, which activists have been sharing on social media sites, where Abu Islam claims that Copts are to blame for all the sectarian violence, but are playing the victim's role. He goes on to demand they stop "evangelizing Muslims."

Sabri emphasized that Abu Islam's speech threatens state security while it calls for sectarian strife and terrorizes Coptic Egyptians.

He also demanded that crimes committed by Abu Islam to be investigated and for legal action to be taken and refer him to criminal prosecution.

Sheikh Abu Islam burned a Bible and called for people to urinate on it during a demonstration of Salafis and Islamic groups in front of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo to protest the anti-Islam film, The Innocence of Muslims, last September.

Abu Islam also mocked the Christian faith and Jesus Christ on Al-Ummah (The Nation) TV channel, which he owns. Abu Islam previously infamously claimed that girls who demonstrate in Tahrir Square are Christians who want to be harassed by protesters.

This comes at a time when Coptic teacher Demiana Ebeid Abdel Nour, who was imprisoned for more than a week under accusations of insulting Islam, was released on bail today for 20,000 Egyptian pounds. The prosecution urged for her trial to start next week.

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