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Egypt: Christian arrested, Muslims trash home over claim he insulted Islam on Facebook

Egypt: Christian arrested, Muslims trash home over claim he insulted Islam on Facebook

Country: 
Egypt
News Date: 
19/06/2019
Lancastrian
Summary: 

“Coptic Christian Arrested for Allegedly Insulting Islam on Facebook in Egypt,” , June 18, 2019:

CAIRO, Egypt (Morning Star News) – A young Coptic Christian man has been arrested near Cairo, Egypt for allegedly insulting Islam after a hacker posted material on his Facebook page, he and family members said.

Fady Yousef, 25, was arrested early in the morning of June 11 in Giza, southwest of Cairo, despite having posted a video explaining that hackers had placed the offending material on his Facebook page, according to the Coptic Bishopric of Maghagha and El Edwa in Minya.

The previous night (June 10), Muslim extremists angry over the offending material attacked his parents’ home in Eshneen el Nasara village, near Maghgaha in Minya Governorate, about 260 kilometers (160 miles) south of Giza, according to a statement from the bishopric.