“In Egypt there is no such crime as evangelism,” yes, but in all majority-Muslim countries, Sharia remains a cultural hangover, and in Sharia, proselytizing among Muslims is an offense punishable by death.
In the enlightened West, meanwhile, we do not arrest those who show “contempt for Islam,” or who oppose jihad terror. We just excoriate them as racist, bigoted “Islamophobes,” and shun them in all polite circles.
“Three Christians in Egypt Arrested for Allegedly Showing Contempt for Islam,” Morning Star News, July 16, 2015:
ISTANBUL, Turkey (Morning Star News) – Three Christians in Egypt have been accused of showing disdain or contempt for Islam after an evangelism outreach to Muslims over the weekend in the port city of Alexandria, sources said.
The three Christians were arrested on Saturday (July 11) after at least one was stopped for handing out small bags of dried dates and copies of the Sermon on the Mount, according to human rights activists. In addition to the dates, a snack Muslims commonly eat when breaking the Ramadan day-time fast, the bags contained a statement about God’s love and His omniscient nature.
“The Lord knows all that occurs, for He is the mighty knower,” the message read. “He can carry on His shoulders all that is oppressive and exhausting and bring comfort and joy, for He loves you very much.”
The bags also carried the name of an Arabic-language website about Jesus and the Christian faith.
The outreach offended a Muslim who forcibly detained one of the three Christians and took him to a police station, according to a church leader in Alexandria who knows those who were arrested. The Muslim man told the Christian that if police didn’t punish him severely enough, he would seek his own “justice” against him, the church leader said.
The arrests were illegal, said the church leader, who requested anonymity.
“They were just giving out dates during the iftar [fast-breaking evening meal] hour and little booklets with the Sermon on the Mount on them,” he said. “In Egypt there is no such crime as evangelism, and if we look at this as a blasphemy case, there was no blasphemy either. The boys did nothing insulting whatsoever.”…