The Egyptian government is moving against the Muslim Brotherhood, but that doesn’t mean that it is jettisoning all vestiges of Sharia and adopting the freedom of speech that is a hallmark of a free and pluralistic society. Even as Sharia is not fully enforced, its provisions are known and respected by millions of Egyptians, resulting in cases like this one.
“A Coptic man charged for insulting Islam and the ex-president,” by Abu Ezz Tawfik, Copts United, May 24, 2014 (thanks to Maged):
The court of Tama in Sohag sentenced Coptic teacher, Bishoy Camille, to 4 years in prison, and a fine of 10 thousand pounds on Thursday. He was charged with contempt of religion while the court acquitted him of the charge of insulting the isolated ex-president Mohamed Morsi.
The general prosecutor was accusing Bishoy Camille, resident of Tama, with insulting the Islamic religion through his drawing of a cartoon of the prophet Mohamed on Facebook and prompted clashes between the Muslims and Copts in Egypt. Also, the general prosecutor accused him of insulting the ex-president Mohamed Morsi by publishing inappropriate picture of him on the social media website, Facebook.