Egypt Sentences 7 to Death for Anti-Islam Film

Film's creator among those sentenced
By Liam Carnahan,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 28, 2012 9:46 AM CST
Iranian protestors chant slogans during a demonstration against a film ridiculing Islam's Prophet Muhammad, in front of Swiss Embassy in Tehran   (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

(Newser) – Seven Egyptian Christians have been sentenced to death for their role in The Innocence of Muslims, reports Reuters. The defendants, including the film's Egypt-American creator, Nakoula Bassely Nakoula, were sentenced in absentia for "insulting the Islamic religion through participating in producing and offering a movie that insults Islam and its prophet," Judge Saif al-Nasr Soliman said. Nakoula is currently imprisoned in the US.

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