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Egyptian Government Issues Arrest Warrants For ‘Innocence Of Muslims’ Creator And Pastor Terry Jones

Egypt issues arrest warrant

Egypt’s general prosecutor issued arrest warrants for the creator of the controversial Innocence of Muslims film, Pastor Terry Jones, and six Coptic Christians. A statement released by the prosecutor’s office notes that accused face charges ranging from harming national unity to insulting Islam and spreading false information, The Blaze reports. The accused could face the death penalty if a trial is ever held and a conviction secured.

The Florida preacher who gained notoriety when he burnt a Koran in 2010, promoted the film, according to Der Spiegel magazine statements republished by the New York Daily News. Jones has been barred from entering Germany.

Associated Press excerpts republished by The Blaze conclude that the warrants issued for the Innocence of Muslims alleged creator Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, Pastor Jones, and others was a largely symbolic move. All eight individuals are believed to be outside of the Egypt and are unlikely to travel to the country to face charges.

Salafi lawyer Mamdouh Ismail of Egpt had this to say about the prosecutor’s decision to issue arrest warrants:

“Now these are legal measures instead of angry reactions, whose consequences are undetermined.”

The attorney also noted that the action could also serve as a deterrent for the accused and others who may consider committing a similar “offense.”

Although the anti-Islam movie has been largely condemned, there may be political backlash against the Middle East nation for issuing arrest warrants for American citizens who exercised their rights to free speech. As deplorable and disrespectful as the content of the Innocence of Muslims appears to many, the eight individuals did not violate United States laws by creating the motion picture or promoting it with a video trailer on YouTube.

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  1. Ettore Greco

    Divide and Conquer.
    The recognition of Equality has always generated much fear for that concept of Individuality so adored by the Jewish culture.
    This defends with one single strategy:
    Divide and Conquer.
    This strategy always begins with one same sentence: Let me help you.
    Allegory: Imagine a hypothetical dialogue between 10 drops vertically aligned inside a wave. They have time to observe each other. The drop number 6 (six) whispers to the drop number 10 (ten) "why should we be all equal even with drop number 2 or number 3? We are much closer to the surface; it is clear that we are not all equal. Most of all, you, up there, deserve so much more than anyone else. Let me help you. You will see, it will be simple. All we have to do is to betray their Trust. I shall tell the other drops that I spoke to you and that You are the Light from above. I will make them believe that each of us is different and that You are better than all of us. For this, I wrote the Bible and described the "chosen people". If my betrayal will not work then together we will force them to go down under water and never see again the True Light. We need rules to impose our will and to control all others. So I also had a plan to make them our slaves. We will make them believe in a concept that we shall call Capitalism. It will be enough to confuse the values of all goods and sell 3 (ones) in exchange of 2 (fours). Everyone will have to bow in front of You, oh my Lord and Master."
    Still today, in Israel the schools commit enormous effort to indoctrinate their students and to teach that Equality does not exist.
    Someone once said: "It seems that the former slaves of Egypt are again tired of freedom".
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