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    Blasphemy or democracy? Egypt cleric tears up, burns New Testament at US Embassy

    Updated at 3:49 a.m. ET: CAIRO An ultra-conservative Islamist cleric in Egypt faces charges of blasphemy after he allegedly tore up and burned copies of the New Testament at a protest in front of the American Embassy in Cairo.
    Ahmed Mohammed Mahmoud Abdallah, also known as Sheikh Abu Islam, is part owner of a private ultra-conservative Islamic TV station known as Al Uma and was participating in demonstrations against a U.S.-made movie denigrating the Prophet Muhammad that swept the Muslim world in the last month.

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    Shall we start burning Egyptian embassies, and consulates? Shall we riot over this?
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    Re: Blasphemy or democracy? Egypt cleric tears up, burns New Testament at US Embassy

    Where's my RPG?

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    Re: Blasphemy or democracy? Egypt cleric tears up, burns New Testament at US Embassy

    So, if I am understanding this correctly, a Muslim burns New Testaments, and get charged with blasphemy. Is it just me, or does this make no sense?
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    Re: Blasphemy or democracy? Egypt cleric tears up, burns New Testament at US Embassy

    He's a hypocrite, but if we want freedom we need to allow freedom.

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    Re: Blasphemy or democracy? Egypt cleric tears up, burns New Testament at US Embassy

    No we will not... because we are civilized.

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    Re: Blasphemy or democracy? Egypt cleric tears up, burns New Testament at US Embassy

    Its both. Its blasphemy and democracy..


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    Re: Blasphemy or democracy? Egypt cleric tears up, burns New Testament at US Embassy

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Shall we start burning Egyptian embassies, and consulates? Shall we riot over this?
    I, personally, shall glimpse upon his thread.



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    Re: Blasphemy or democracy? Egypt cleric tears up, burns New Testament at US Embassy

    I don't understand the point of threads like this. If you're trying to do cultural comparisons, then there are much more fruitful ways to go about that than asking condescending questions and declaring your superiority over others. I just don't get it. What's the end game?

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    Re: Blasphemy or democracy? Egypt cleric tears up, burns New Testament at US Embassy

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Its both. Its blasphemy and democracy..
    Using the term "democracy" to mask true happenings is nothing new. Communists have been doing that for decades.
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    Re: Blasphemy or democracy? Egypt cleric tears up, burns New Testament at US Embassy

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Using the term "democracy" to mask true happenings is nothing new. Communists have been doing that for decades.

    Uhhhhh what?


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