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Midhat Qilādah, President of the Union of Coptic European Organizations for Human Rights UCEOHR, said that the Union is preparing legal procedures against al-Yawm al-Sābi' newspaper and other newspapers for mentioning his names, and others of expatriate Copts, in the case of producing a film discrediting Prophet Muhammad.
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The Public Prosecutor Dr. 'Abd al-Mijīd Mahmūd agreed to refer seven Coptic suspects and an American to Cairo Criminal Court for producing a movie dishonoring the Prophet Muhammad.
The Public Prosecutor requested that the Egyptian branch of the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) arrest the suspects and remand them under custody and that they inform the U.S. authorities of handing the suspects to Egypt to try them.Read original text in Arabic
Shaykh 'Abūd al-Zumur, member of al-Jamā'ah al-Islāmīyah Shūrá Council, said that film producers, discrediting Prophet Muhammad, are a few from the expatriate Copts.
A number of 200 protesters surrounded the house of Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, producer of "Innocence of Muslims" film discrediting Prophet Muhammad, at al-Zahab Island in Giza Governorate.
Major General Ahmad al-Nāghī, head of Giza Security Department, escorted Nakoula's mother and brother from their surrounded houses. Nakoula had migrated to the United States ten years ago.
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The Egyptian Dār al-Iftā' (Ifta House) launched an international campaign in English to introduce the Prophet Muhammad to Europe and the United States. The campaign targets non-Muslims.
The Revolution Party of Tomorrow (Hizb Ghad al-Thawrah) accused preacher Khālid 'Abdullah, owner of al-Nās (People) Channel, of sedition-mongering in Egypt, disturbing national security and insulting heavenly religions. The Party filed a report with the Public Prosecutor.
The report continues that 'Abdullah hosted a guest on his show that related the story of the film "Innocence of Muslims," discrediting the Prophet Muhammad, which in return ignited the feeling of revenge and insulted the Islamic religion. What 'Abdullah did does not differ from what Albayr 'Imād did (reposting the link of the film and posting comments insulting Islam on his Facebook account). Albayr was arrested but 'Abdullah was not regardless that their crimes are similar.
Douglas May of AWR commends the New York Times article cited below, calls on the U.S. to receive the Egyptian president respectfully and listen to him with an open mind. While President Muhammad Mursī makes no apologies for his Muslim Brotherhood background, May is hopeful that his determination to guarantee equal rights for all its citizens filters down to all Egypt’s citizens, its government and its judiciary.
Deputy leader of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) Dr. Rafīq Habīb said the groups that hail the dissolution of the parliament only aim to block any success by Islamists and then corner the president to call for repeating the presidential elections. [Author Not Mentioned, al-Shurūq al-Jadīd, Sept, 21, p. 4] Read text in Arabic
The Public Prosecutor 'Abd al-Mijīd Mahmūd ordered to capture seven expatriate Copts and remand them under custody pending investigation. He sent an official request to the American authority to hand the suspects to Egypt. From the seven Copts are Maurice Sādiq and Father Terry Jones who were referred to Criminal Court with charges of offending Prophet Muhammad.
Dr. Ahmad al-Tayīb, Azhar's Grand Shaykh, said that offending the Prophet Muhammad is something repetitive and will happen again.