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Egyptian cleric faces blasphemy charge
Muslim television preacher to face charges after being video-taped burning a copy of the Bible.
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2012 07:12

Ahmed Abdallah, a Muslim television preacher in Egypt, has been charged with blasphemy for allegedly desecrating a copy of the Bible.

Abdallah was videotaped burning the Christian holy book in a protest in Cairo earlier this month.

The preacher's case, along with cases of alleged blasphemy committed by Egypt's Christian minority, have led some to campaign for the country's laws to be revised to ensure the regulations are not being abused by lawmakers and prosecutors.

Al Jazeera's Jacky Rowland reports from Cairo.

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