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    Assalamu alaikum, Trial starts for author of books insulting Islam ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ The trial of an Egyptian author who
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      Assalamu'alaikum,

      Trial starts for author of books insulting Islam
      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

      The trial of an Egyptian author who described the Quran as the "holy book
      of Bedouin ignorance" started before a state security court.

      http://www.akhbar.com/article/0,1690,ArabiaLife|22960,00.html

      CAIRO (AFP English) - The trial of an Egyptian author who described the
      Quran as the "holy book of Bedouin ignorance" started Saturday before a
      state security court.

      Salaheddin Mohsen, 43, is the author of four books allegedly insulting the
      Quran and the Prophet Mohammed and blaming Islam for Arab countries'
      underdevelopment. He also called for the creation of an Egyptian atheists'
      league.

      Mohsen has been charged with "offense to divine religions and threatening
      social peace." If found guilty, he faces between six months and five years
      in prison and a fine of up to 300 dollars.

      In March, police arrested Mohsen at his home in the south Cairo suburb of
      October Sixth after he published copies of his book "The Shivering of the
      Lights" through a private press at his own expense.

      Police said they also found several banned publications at Mohsen's home.

      Muslims believe the Quran, as revealed to Mohammed, is the direct and
      unalterable word of God.

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