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By Joseph DeCaro, Worthy News Correspondent

CAIRO, EGYPT (Worthy News)– A Christian in southern Egypt has been sentenced Tuesday to six years in prison and fined the equivalent of $840 on charges of blasphemy and contempt of Islam for simply "liking" a Facebook page, according to International Christian Concern.

Kerolos Shawky didn't intend to insult the Islamic religion, Rafla Zekry Rafla, a lawyer representing Kerolos, told ICC. He only clicked "like" on the Facebook page of "Knights of the Cross".

Rafla said Shawky didn't have have much experience with the Internet and also suffers from poor eyesight; he never had any intention of committing contempt, or even blasphemy.

Kerolos was accused of violating Article 98(f) of the Egyptian Penal Code, which prohibits "ridiculing, or insulting heavenly religions or inciting sectarian strife".

The initial accusations against Kerolos had incited local violence as Christian shops and homes were vandalized and set afire.

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  • David Hawley
    25 June 2014 at 6:13 pm - Reply

    You couldn't make this stuff up.

  • Mark Harding
    26 June 2014 at 10:03 am - Reply

    I'm sorry that the truth hurts these Muslims so much. But please, they need to get over it. The truth will set them free, yes, but, they have to hear it, except it and follow it. And what is the truth? Well based on my Christian convictions, Islam is a lie a deception and a false hope. According to the Holy Bible, Muhammad was a liar and an antichrist. And, Allah, in the Quran, is "not a god" and certainly NOT the God, the only God, the God of Israel.
    Every Christian hear what I say, you need to start to tell Muslims these truths for Jesus will return soon and then they may not have the opportunity to repent and give their life to Jesus the only name where by a person can be saved. Praise GOD!
    So, Christian, go tell it on the mountain.
    Mark Harding
    PS If you live in Canada perhaps you would like to hear me speak. My topic will be "Is Islam A Religion Of Peace? It will be held in Mississauga Ontario on July 24th at 7 pm. If you would like more info please contact me via our Email.
    God bless and protect the Christians living in these horrid Islamic societies with His power to overcome, His boldness to speak the truth in His name, and the courage to stand, having done all, to stand.

    • Diego Fox
      27 June 2014 at 5:35 pm - Reply

      "According to the Holy Bible, Muhammad was a liar and an antichrist" Could you quote chapter & verse on that please. Since Mohammed wasn't even born till the year 570 how could he possibly be mentioned in the bible?

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