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Egypt court clears tycoon of Islam insult

By Samer Al-Atrush /AFP CAIRO: A Cairo court on Saturday dismissed a complaint against Christian tycoon Naguib Sawiris accused of insulting Islam with a cartoon of Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse in conservative Muslim garb, Egypt’s state media reported. Hardline Islamist lawyer and MP Mamdouh Ismail, who filed the complaint against the head of Orascom …

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Court throws out case against tycoon Sawiris

By Agencies CAIRO: An Egyptian court on Tuesday threw out a case brought against telecoms tycoon and liberal politician Naguib Sawiris by a group of lawyers who accused him of showing contempt for religion, saying the plaintiffs had no legal standing in the case. The lawyers had brought the case against Sawiris, a prominent figure in …

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Telecom tycoon accused of ‘Mickey Mouse’ insult to Islam

By AFP CAIRO: Telecom tycoon and politician Naguib Sawiris has come under fire for posting a picture of Mickey and Minnie Mouse in Islamic dress, sparking a torrent of condemnation on social networking sites. Several lawyers have filed complaints to the public prosecutor accusing Sawiris of “insulting Islam”, a judicial source said, with calls on …

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Council of Wise Men doesn’t represent protesters, says April 6

By Safaa Abdoun CAIRO: Spokesperson of the April 6 Youth Movement, Mohamed Adel, said the council of Wise Men does not represent the movement nor the people demonstrating in Tahrir Square in any way. “We don’t know anything about the Council of Wise Men and the resolutions and statements they’re making,” Adel said. The Council of …

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