Five Coptic Christian Children Imprisoned In Egypt For Blasphemy

Five Coptic Christian Children Imprisoned In Egypt For Blasphemy

Five Coptic Christian Children Imprisoned In Egypt For Blasphemy

Five coptic Christian children have been imprisoned in Egypt for the crime of blasphemy. What could these poor children have done that would possibly call for their imprisonment? They dared to poke fun at terror group ISIS in a homemade video that was never even shared.

Coptic Christians protesting the arrest of five children for blasphemy Photo credit: GospelHerald.com
Coptic Christians protesting the arrest of five children for blasphemy
Photo credit: GospelHerald.com

The frightening mob scene was described in a blog posting on the Christian Post website Thursday.

“The angry Muslims claimed that the students and their Coptic teacher were guilty of blasphemy, which is a crime in Egypt, because their video mocked ISIS, a barbaric Islamic terrorist group that has claimed chunks of territory in Iraq and Syria and also has affiliate groups located in Egypt and Libya.”

If you thought after the Garland Texas shooting that the Umma’s rage was only directed at Western blasphemers like free speech activist Pamela Gellar, think again. The children and their Coptic Christian teacher are still being held in jail with other Christians who are perceived blasphemers. Activist Mina Thabet explains the dire situation that the children and their fellow Christians find themselves in.

“We have five Coptic Christian children charged with blasphemy and insulting Islam,” Thabet explained. “We still have other open cases where Christians are charged with inciting violence as if they were the perpetrators, but where they were [actually] the victims.”

Concern for the children becomes more pronounced when you take into account the corruption that is rampant in the Egyptian system. Due to the weight given Islam in the country, non-believers have fallen victim to incredible sentences for doing things we take for granted as Todd Daniels, the Middle East regional manager for the International Christian Concern explains.

“…a Christian man in Egypt was sentenced to one year in prison for blasphemy, after sharing a video on Facebook of two Islamic scholars debating points of Islam.”

Even though the President of Egypt Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has given speeches decrying the dominance of Islam in the country and the undue weight of its influence in the judicial sphere, no reforms have taken place.  As a result Christians are still largely victims when it comes to their involvement with the judiciary in the predominantly Muslim nation.

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi

Corruption is also a cancer in the law enforcement and judiciary of Egypt. An example is given in a Christian Science Monitor article called “Why Egypt’s Conservative Judiciary Doesn’t Always Do Sisi’s Bidding”:

“There is evidence to suggest that Sisi’s office has sometimes exerted pressure of its own. Last December, a leaked recording appeared to capture Abbas Kamel, Sisi’s chief of staff, and Mamdouh Shahin, an Army general and the military’s chief legal adviser, discussing a controversial case. “I’ll speak to the judge,” Shahin promises. “Don’t worry.”

What will become of the latest victims of Islamic tyranny? Only time will tell. In the meantime, I ask that you remember all of the non-Muslims trapped in jails throughout the Muslim world when you say your prayers.

Top Muslim Countries, Photo credit afajournal.org
Top Muslim Countries, Photo credit afajournal.org

They could use it.

 

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  • This is becoming a world-wide problem. Asia Bibi, a Pakistani mother of five children, who has been in jail since 2010 for “blasphemy”. We all have heard of the barbarity and cruelty of ISIS. Even in the US there are those who want to jail “climate change deniers”, “homophobes” and “racists”.

    Nevertheless, our self-anointed moral and intellectual betters in the media, government and academia ignore these crimes (and sometimes openly support them) while solemnly lecturing us to get off our high horses because … the Crusades!!

  • Jennifer says:

    So true. It’s staggering when you think about it. I doubt we will SE imprisonment of climate change deniers but the persecution and wholesale slaughter of non-Muslims by radical Islamists doesn’t seem to be slowing at all. Until we stop appeasing, it won’t stop.

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  • Penny says:

    It is staggering that freedom of thought and religion is coming under constant attack all over the world…..it is quite frightening!

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