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Egypt Issues Arrest Warrant for Pastor Terry Jones Over Anti-Islam YouTube Vid
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The first amendment is under siege... and it's running out of food.

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Quote:Egypt’s general prosecutor has issued an arrest warrant for both American pastor Terry Jones and the the creator of the controversial “Innocence of Muslims” YouTube video that is being blamed, at least in part, for riots across the Muslim world.

According to various media reports, Jones did not play a role in creating the film, but had a hand in promoting it.

The prosecutor’s office said in a statement that the accused– which also includes six Coptic Christians– face charges of harming national unity, insulting and publicly attacking Islam, and spreading false information. The office said they could face the death penalty if convicted, but no date for the trial is set.

According to the Associated Press the case is “largely symbolic” because all eight of the accused are all believed to be outside of Egypt and unlikely to return to the country to face the charges. Rather, they say, the prosecutor’s decision to take legal appears to be aimed at absorbing some of the public anger over the amateur film.

However, since the 2011 revolution in Egypt, the longtime ally’s relationship with the United States has grown increasingly strained. President Obama went so far as to say last week that the United States doesn’t necessarily consider the newly-elected Egyptian government an ally, but we don’t consider them an enemy either (the White House later backtracked and said “ally” is a legal term).

Either way, the fact that the Egyptian government has now issued an arrest warrant for an American citizen for promoting free speech is unlikely to endear it to many.

Ultraconservative Salafi lawyer Mamdouh Ismail of Egypt praised the prosecutor’s decision, saying: “Now these are legal measures instead of angry reactions, whose consequences are undetermined.”

He added that this should also be a “deterrent for them and anyone else” who may consider committing a similar offense.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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LOL Now we know what the Omao/Morsi phone call was about.
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I guess the pastor will have to cancel his plans to visit the Pyramids.
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(09-18-2012, 02:52 PM)streaker69 Wrote: I guess the pastor will have to cancel his plans to visit the Pyramids.

You don't think our Fed .gov/ Injustice dept. will bow down to Egypt's demands as to not offend them?
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So, is this in response to us invading Iraq? You know, after a dozen and a half Saudis trained in Afghanistan attacked us?

That's about the same level of "things that make you go hmmm"
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Ten*K;14393 Wrote:So, is this in response to us invading Iraq? You know, after a dozen and a half Saudis trained in Afghanistan attacked us?

That's about the same level of "things that make you go hmmm"

This goes to show the dangers of religious fanaticism regardless of which religion it is.
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ByblosHex;7501 Wrote:The first amendment is under siege... and it's running out of food.


Quote:According to the Associated Press the case is “largely symbolic” because all eight of the accused are all believed to be outside of Egypt and unlikely to return to the country to face the charges. Rather, they say, the prosecutor’s decision to take legal appears to be aimed at absorbing some of the public anger over the amateur film.
Translation:

But hopefully an Islamist nut case will carry out the sentencing anyway.
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Boy those folks are so peaceful, civilized and accepting of free speech even in the face of intolerance towards their own culture. Dodgy
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Maybe we could issue warrants for every protestor we see on CNN burning an American flag.
Oh, never mind! That's legal.

Better yet, find a group that gives out free Koran's; like the Gideon's do with bibles. Every time we see a video on the news of Islamic extremists burning our flag, we could post thousands of individual YouTube videos of us burning the Koran.
Nah! That won't work either. We'd all be arrested for hate crimes.

This Jihad crap should really work both ways.
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The religion of peace at it again. Sad
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