Egypt: Death penalties for Muhammad filmmakers upheld

Will Obama rush to defend the principle of the freedom of speech, and explain its importance to the Egyptian authorities? Not a chance. Obama and Hillary Clinton immediately moved against the freedom of speech when the riots that were putatively over this film first broke out. Clinton said: “We’re going to have that person arrested and prosecuted.” And indeed, as was pointed out last week during her Benghazi testimony, the only person in prison now is the Muhammad filmmaker, not anyone involved in the Benghazi jihad murders.

“Egypt: death penalties for makers of anti-Islam film upheld,” from ANSAmed, January 29 (thanks to Insubria):

(ANSAmed) – CAIRO – After the green light given by the Grand Mufti of Egypt, Cairo’s Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the death sentences of seven Egyptian citizens involved in the film ‘Innocence of Muslims’, whose trailer caused deadly unrest throughout the Arab world in September. A co-defendant, US Pastor Terry Jones, was sentenced to five years in prison.

The seven, all Coptic Christians who reside in the US, were found guilty of insulting Islam and threatening national unity.

Among them is Nikolas Bassili, who directed the film that sparked the fatal protests. In Cairo, protesters scaled the walls of the US embassy and ripped the Stars and Stripes off the flagpole at the center of the compound. (ANSAmed).

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  1. says

    Let’s see if the Obama administration will extradite these poor film makers to Egypt for execution??

    I wouldn’t bet against it!!

  2. says

    ‘The future must not belong to those who insult the Prophet of Islam’…Rasulullah Obama to the UN (Mahoundians)…

    The best way to make sure blasphemers have no future is to kill them as in sharia…

    The President of the United States and the Egyptian sharia addict court agree…

    It must have something to do with that ‘Golden Wedding Ring of Allah’ he wears…It is turning him into an Islamic Gollum…

  3. says

    “…The film trailer didn’t “cause deadly unrest””the ugly viciousness of pious Muslims caused that.

    The grotesquely twisted hand of Allah, the throbbing and pulsating mob, is the vehicle for Allah’s vengeance against the wicked. The mob are entirely innocent victims that suffer carrying out Allah’s will. Raising a hand against Allah’s creation leaves deep emotional and physical scars that burden them until the Day of Judgment. The Grand Mufti’s judgment redresses the wounds the Slaves of Allah bore in this undertaking. In truth Muslims were duped into being unpaid extras for an infomercial about the Flash Mob Weight Loss Plan – Fitness through Fitna.

  4. says

    Egypt: Death penalties for Muhammad filmmakers upheld

    Will Obama rush to defend the principle of the freedom of speech, and explain its importance to the Egyptian authorities? Not a chance.
    ……………….

    Not a chance, indeed. As Duh Swami notes, it was President Obama who said, “The future must not belong to those who insult the Prophet of Islam”.

    And what better way than this to assure that they have no future?

    I know that some people have sniffed at the seriousness of these sentences, since the film makers are”thank God!”out of reach of their would-be executors. But keep in mind that, as Copts, it is quite likely that all of these people have family remaining in Egypt. And certainly, this is their heritage.

    And now, they can *never go back*.

    For those in the West whose parents or parents’ parents were immigrants, consider that.

    Under similar circumstances, I could never visit England, and see my aunt and cousins. Of course, the civilized British would never do such a thing.

    I would also wonder whether the families of these film makers are safe. Given how things are going in Egypt, I would not count on their being safe from harassment or worse.

    More:

    Obama and Hillary Clinton immediately moved against the freedom of speech when the riots that were putatively over this film first broke out. Clinton said: “We’re going to have that person arrested and prosecuted.”
    ……………….

    And so he has been. And if he were in Egypt, he would be facing death.

    More:

    And indeed, as was pointed out last week during her Benghazi testimony, the only person in prison now is the Muhammad filmmaker, not anyone involved in the Benghazi jihad murders.
    ……………….

    Grimly accurate”despite this administration’s empty vow to go after the killers.

    And will any of this even slow down that order of F-16s for Morsi to attack Israel with? Really, I wouldn’t count on it…

    More:

    (ANSAmed) – CAIRO – After the green light given by the Grand Mufti of Egypt, Cairo’s Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the death sentences of seven Egyptian citizens involved in the film ‘Innocence of Muslims’, whose trailer caused deadly unrest throughout the Arab world in September.
    ……………….

    What crap. The film trailer didn’t “cause deadly unrest””the ugly viciousness of pious Muslims caused that. Don’t any journalists believe in personal responsibility? Not when it comes to Muslim, clearly.

    More:

    A co-defendant, US Pastor Terry Jones, was sentenced to five years in prison.
    ……………….

    Actually, this is the first I’ve heard of this. Egypt claimed that it could try the film makers in absentia, because they were Egyptian citizens.

    But what about Terry Jones? He’s an American citizen, plain and simple.

    I hope he never gets the urge to see “the pyramids along the Nile”, or he’s in for an ugly surprise…

    More:

    The seven, all Coptic Christians who reside in the US, were found guilty of insulting Islam and threatening national unity.
    ……………….

    Why isn’t the United States”and the rest of the West”concerned that such “crimes” exist on the books of the new, post-“Arab Spring” Shari’ah state in Egypt?

    More:

    Among them is Nikolas Bassili, who directed the film that sparked the fatal protests. In Cairo, protesters scaled the walls of the US embassy and ripped the Stars and Stripes off the flagpole at the center of the compound.
    ……………….

    This”just like the torching of the consulate and slaughter of our diplomats in neighboring Libya”was a violation of our diplomatic sovereignty, which may be considered an act of war.

    Of course, after our milquetoast reaction to the seizing of our embassy in Iran and the holding of our staff as hostages for *444 days* in 1979, Muslim countries know that they can violate our diplomatic sovereignty with perfect immunity, and that they will face no consequences”not even a slow down of our Jizya in the form of “foreign aid”.

  5. says

    “Of course, the civilized British would never do such a thing.”
    Are you being ironic? Tommy Robinson and Kevin Carrol (EDL) are both in prison…

  6. says

    Gerard wrote:

    “Of course, the civilized British would never do such a thing.”
    Are you being ironic? Tommy Robinson and Kevin Carrol (EDL) are both in prison…
    ……………

    Dear Gerard, I am *all too aware* of the sickening inroads dhimmitude has made in the West.

    What I meant was that no nation in the West is executing people for “blaspheming” Islam. If”God forbid!”we ever reach that point, we will no longer be the West in any sense but the geographical, but just another godforsaken part of Dar-al-Islam.