Abu Islam, a controversial Egyptian Salafi preacher known for his reckless comments recently claimed the women getting raped at Egypt’s Tahrir square get what they deserve!
The preacher has previously been accused of the defamation of religion as well and there have been several notifications accusing him of defaming Christianity as well as Islam.
He and his son also previously tore and burnt a Bible in front of the U.S. Embassy in Egypt during last year’s protest against a U.S.-made film mocking Islam’s founder.
Ahmed Mohamed Abdallah, known as Abu Islam, has finally been charged with contempt of religion.
Naguib Gabriel, head of the Egyptian Federation for Human Rights, and activists had filed a complaint against Abu Islam, accusing him of calling Coptic women prostitutes.
He requested that the preacher be brought to a speedy trial so that Copts feel they are equal citizens, and that all religions are safeguarded.
Abu Islam is already on trial for tearing up a Bible during a protest outside the US Embassy in Cairo. He had been demonstrating against a short, amateur film made in the US that was widely seen as an insult to Prophet Mohamed.
Egyptian law forbids contempt of religion, and anyone convicted of such an act can face three years in prison. Several Copts in recent years have been brought to court on charges of contempt of religion.