Egypt’s General Prosecutor issued arrest warrants for Florida Pastor Terry Jones and seven Coptic Christians, seven men and one woman, on the charge of insulting religion. Pastor Terry Jones, and Coptic Christians, Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, and Morris Sadek are among those charged. All three are U.S. citizens. The punishment is the death penalty.
All eight charged are believed to be outside Egypt and they will be tried in abstentia.
Will our fearless president stand up for the U.S. citizens?
Terry Jones supported the film, The Innocence of Muslims, Nakoula supposedly directed the film, and Morris Sadek, a conservative Coptic Christian pushed the film on his website. All are in the U.S.
“We are not going to respond to Egypt. We do not take that particular threat very seriously,” Pastor Jones said.
He added he hoped the U.S. government “would take a radical stand” on the case “that carries a possible death penalty for a U.S. citizen for exercising his First Amendment rights.”
The film sparked the planned and contrived outrage in the Muslim world, outrage which now covers countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. It appears to have been used to stir up the masses by the Islamists in Egypt.
As if the warrants aren’t bad enough, U.S. liberals support Morsi’s warrants and called for the arrest of Nakoula this past weekend for exercising his first amendment rights.
Will the ACLU stand up for Nakoula’s free speech rights?
Nakoula was arrested in the middle of the night on a trumped up probation charge this past weekend and released.
This is what the Egyptians think of us now. We have sown the seeds of our own persecution to say nothing of the chilling effect all this has on free speech.
This puts these citizens in grave danger. It’s as if the ruler of Egypt put a Fatwah out on them.
The Ultraconservative Salafi lawyer Mamdouh Ismail praised the prosecutor’s decision.”Now these are legal measures instead of angry reactions, whose consequences are undetermined. This would also set a deterrent for them and anyone else who may fall into this” offense.” In other words, they are after our first amendment. It was only last week when Egyptian Morsi traveled to Brussels and railed against our first amendment.
So when is Morsi going to issue the warrant for Bill Maher over his movie Religious? Maher doesn’t spare Islam from his hatred of religion. In fact, he even called the Qur’an a hate-filled book. When is the terrorist world going to riot over his movie?
Jay Carney said today that when you are President of the United States, you are president of all the people. So when will we hear the president’s defense of these people?
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