Not Israel — as the semantic shell game of claiming to oppose “Zionism” versus “Judaism” often proceeds — but Judaism itself. One step forward in Imbaba, two steps back in Cairo. “Coptic Christian in US has Egyptian nationality withdrawn,” by Shaimaa el-Karanshawi and Emad Khalil for Al Masry Al Youm, May 22 (thanks to Weasel Zippers):
The Administrative Judicial Court on Sunday ordered the withdrawal of Egyptian nationality from Morris Sadek, a Coptic Christian lawyer living in the United States, and banned him from entering the country.
The action was taken against Sadek for a number of alleged crimes, including calls for war against Egypt.
A lawyer leading the case against Sadek said he had insulted Islam, showed allegiance to Judaism, called for the killing of Arabs and requested the United States and Israel to interfere in Egypt’s domestic affairs.
It would be interesting to see if Sadek is quoted anywhere, and to see what constitutes his alleged affronts against Islam, Egypt, and Arab nationality.
“I will not appeal the verdict,” Sadek said. “I will use it to show the world how the Islamists control the Egyptian judiciary.”