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Egypt: Telecom billionaire Christian charged with blasphemy after he re-tweets cartoon

 

 

Christian telecom mogul Naguib Sawiris was scheduled to appear in court tomorrow after being charged for “blasphemy and insulting Islam” on Monday for reposting a cartoon of a bearded Mickey Mouse and a veiled Minnie Mouse on Twitter.

Sawiris’ lawyer wrote in a press statement on Thursday that Cairo’s District Attorney has yet to set a trial date, according to the …

Could a Christian, billionaire art collector be the next president of Egypt?

By Jeremy Reynalds

In June, he tweeted a cartoon of Minnie Mouse in a burqa, and Islamists worldwide threatened him with death.

As Egypt wavers between an Islamist and a democratic future, billionaire telecom scion and art patron Naguib Sawiris, 57, wants to be his country’s next leader – and he’s founded the Free Egyptian Party – as he prepares to do …