Published On: Sun, Feb 10th, 2013

Egypt court moves forward to prosecute two Coptic Christian boys, ages 9 and 10, for ‘insulting Quran’

An Egyptian court is forcing two Coptic Christian boys, ages 10 and 9, to stand trial for “insulting the Quran,” reports confirmed this week.

Former Palestinian operative turned Islam analyst and peace activist Walid Shoebat says press reports around the Middle East confirm the story.

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“The link to an Arabic website shows that reports of the two boys being charged with insulting the Quran are true,” Shoebat said.

“The story is also reported on Al-Masri Al-Yawm, Al-Wasat, Middle East and several other reputable news sources,” Shoebat said.

Nabil Naji Rizq and Mina Nadi Faraj were arrested in September after a man reported the boys for playing in a trash pile the man claimed included pages of the Quran.

Press reports said that the boys were also accused of urinating on the pages of the Quran.

Shoebat says the two were released in October pending trial through a provision of Egyptian law.

“Abdul Majeed Mahomud, the attorney general, ordered the release of the two youngsters as was requested by Muhammad Morsi, since in Egypt the law still stands that youngsters cannot be put in prison in accordance to child laws,” Shoebat said.

American Center for Law and Justice Executive Director Jordan Sekulow said it’s increasingly dangerous to be a Christian in Egypt.

“There is real concern that Christians in Egypt are facing greater danger each day from a radical Islamic government that is controlled by militants,”” Sekulow said.

“The Muslim Brotherhood is not only a sworn enemy of America and Israel but has actually inspired terrorist attacks across the world. And, the government’s lack of religious freedom and human rights abuses underscores the fact that being a Christian in Egypt is dangerous and often deadly,” Sekulow said.



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