I read this story in the Hill last week.
Egypt’s general prosecutor on Tuesday issued arrest warrants for Florida Pastor Terry Jones and seven Coptic Christian Egyptians linked to an anti-Islam video on YouTube that sparked riots across the Middle East, The Associated Press is reporting.
The eight individuals, none of whom are believed to be in Egypt, are charged with harming national unity, insulting and publicly attacking Islam and spreading false information. They could face the death penalty.
Jones promoted a 14-minute trailer for the movie, “Innocence of Muslims,” on the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. The man behind the film, California-based Nakoula Bassely Nakoula, is also among those charged.
I expect that the Justice Department will be arranging for their arrest and extradition as quickly as possible. Though maybe Obama will wait until after the election when he will be more flexible.
- Egypt court to try Copts living abroad over anti-Islam film (moroccotomorrow.org)
- Egypt to try 7 Copts, US pastor over Prophet film (miamiherald.com)
- Egypt seeks arrest of Koran-burning pastor Terry Jones (rt.com)
- You: Egypt Orders Arrest of Terry Jones (thedailybeast.com)