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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Egyptian Businessman On Trial for Tweet of Mickey and Minnie Mouse In Islamic Dress

Egyptian businessman Naguib Sawiris is on trial for tweeting a comment about Islam that some allege defames the religion. Last year he sent out cartoons of Mickey and Minnie Mouse dressed as Muslims, but almost immediately apologized for doing so, saying it was just a joke. Some people didn't find the cartoons funny, however, and filed a complaint, which made its way to court. Mr. Sawiris and his family are Christian, and are known for their support of free speech and related causes. More here from the BBC.

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