Islamic Publishing House Prints “Forged” Bible

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By Joseph C. DeCaro, Worthy News International Correspondent

CAIRO, EGYPT (Worthy News)– An Islamic publishing house in Egypt printed what it claims is a “forged” version of the Bible.

Abuislam Abdullah, owner of the Islamic Enlightenment Publishing House, wrote that the reason behind the publication of this version of the Bible was to prove that Christians themselves forged the books they now hold sacred.

The Coptic Church was offended by the publication and is considering filing a complaint with Egypt’s Attorney General, al-Masry al-Youm reported.

Coptic Bishop Abdel Messih Bassit called IEPH’s Bible an “act of contempt” for Christianity.

“Do Christians have the right to publish manuscripts of the qu’ran from our own point of view?” he asked. “Can Christians print the qu’ran and add their comments to it?”

“The translation of this (forged) version was written in Levantine Arabic 400 years ago,” Bassit said. “With the development of language from generation to generation, the meaning of certain words was changed.”

Relations are often tense between Copts — who make up around 10 per cent of the population — and Egypt’s Muslim majority.

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