In case you missed the interview that Todd Nettleton had with Janet Parshall on her show In the Market yesterday afternoon, I wanted to remind you about it so you could hear their discussion about Gamal Abdou Massoud, who was recently convicted and sentenced to three years in prison for "insulting Islam". Please click here if you missed it.
Gamal Abdou Massoud allegedly "insulted Islam" by posting cartoons on his Facebook page in December of 2011. However, The Assyrian International News Agency reported the following concerning this incident in January 2012...
Three week ago Coptic student Gamal Masood (17), from the village of Bahig and Adr in Assuit province, was assaulted by his fellow students after the school social worker had printed and hung on a wall a web page from Facebook with the photo of Gamal and a drawing which Muslims regarded as that of their prophet. Although he denied the charge, violence and protests broke out in three villages. Muslims from the surrounding villages protested for two days. They torched his home, together with four other homes of friends and relatives. To calm them down, the head of security promised them that Gamal and his family would be evicted.
The Voice of the Martyrs, Todd Nettleton weighed in on the Massoud sentence by saying,
"For a Muslim to stand on a street corner and say bad things against Christianity, or even to broadcast them on the radio, on the television, on their Facebook page or whatever -- that would go without punishment," Nettleton offers. "But this Christian, who has been accused of posting something that was offensive to Muslims on his Facebook page, is now sentenced to three years in prison for insulting Islam."
OneNewsNow.com also communicates that Nettleton points out that there is a serious question as to whether the teenager had his own Facebook page, let alone posted anything offensive. It should be a concern because a year ago, the world was looking at the prospect of democracy in Egypt. But now, Christians are paying the price as government authorities turn their backs on religious freedom."