Egypt bans the German magazine Der Speigel for ‘insulting Islam’. The offence? A German orientalist claims that the Mohammedan religion is a Christian sect. Foul! Shame! Hurtfull! Maybe it’s high time for Christians to call Muslims to revert to Christianity, Magdi Christiano Allam did, as have many more, just feel the irony in that one! More here. *L* KGS
Egypt has ordered the seizure of a special edition of the German news magazine Der Spiegel after it was deemed to be insulting to Islam and the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH), newspapers reported on Wednesday.The March 25 special issue of Der Spiegel quotes a German “orientalist” who says that Islam is a Christian sect and contains several images and comments insulting to the Prophet Mohammed, the state-run daily Al-Gomhuriya reported.
The magazine also quotes the German scholar as saying that Islam incites violence and terrorism. Egyptian Information Minister Anas al-Fiqi took the decision “to defend Islamic values and confront attempts to damage the prophet, the Muslim religion and religion in general”, Al-Gomhuriya said.It reported Fiqi as saying Egypt would not allow in any publication damaging to monotheistic religions “because that is nothing to do with the freedom of information that the West talks about”.
H/T Baron Bodissey