Facebook Like Costs 6 Years

My latest story for WORLD is about the Coptic Christian in Egypt who was sentenced to prison and a hefty fine for liking a Christian group on Facebook.

Coptic Christian Kerolos Shouky Attallah will spend six years in an Egyptian prison and must pay the equivalent of an $840 fine for liking a Facebook page for Muslim converts to Christianity, according to Morning Star News (MSN).

Attallah was accused and arrested for blasphemy for his Facebook activity, shocking many and denting hopes that President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s election would bring more personal freedom. Attallah is the third Christian to be sentenced in June for “seemingly insignificant charges,” according to International Christian Concern (ICC). The others include a teacher falsely accused of blaspheming Muhammad in the classroom and a Christian accused of documenting religious persecution against the church.

Continuing reading at Worldmag.com.

About Julia

Here's what you might like to know about me. My name is Julia and I'm a Christian. I love the Bible and, much less importantly, a good steak. My goal with this site is to share the truth of scripture with believer and non-believer alike, and to specifically encourage believers to study and know the Bible, and warn them of false teachings in and around the church. Romans 1:16-17 "For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth, to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, the just shall live by faith."
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