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.