Egyptian Comic Convicted of Defaming Islam

Edel Imam, Egyptian actor of stage and screen was sentenced to three months in jail for what his accusers claimed was defamation against Islam. Asran Mansour, a lawyer with ties to Islamist groups, brought the charges against Imam based on his 40-year career of poking fun at authorities and politicians. Generally,  Mansour accused the actor of offending Islam and its symbols, including beards and the jilbab, a loose-fitting garment worn by some Muslims pointing directly tothe film Morgan Ahmed Morgan and the play al-Zaeem (The Leader). Specifically, we can’t know. But here is a clip of some of Imam’s fans highlighting choice lines from his movies.

via The Guardian UK.

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