Egyptian Christian primary school teacher, Dimyana Abdel Nour, faces jail for allegedly insulting Prophet Muhammad (saw)


Christian Teacher Dimyana Abdel Nour

Christian Teacher Dimyana Abdel Nour

An Egyptian Christian primary school teacher has gone into hiding after pupils accused her of blasphemy. Shahira Amin reports.

Dimyana Abdel Nour, a 24 year-old social studies teacher at Naga El Sheikh Sultan primary school in the small village of Tud near Luxor faces trial for insulting Islam, and risks a harsh prison sentence. Her case is the latest in a growing number of blasphemy cases against Egypt’s Coptic Christian community under the rule of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Abdel Nour was imprisoned for a week before being released on bail of nearly $3,000. She has now gone into hiding.

Three of the teacher’s students in filed a criminal complaint against her with the Public Prosecutor’s Office last month, claiming she had said that the late Pope Shenouda, former Head of Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Church was better than Islam’s Prophet Mohammed. Mostafa Mekki, the school principal, has defended Abdel Nour, …read the rest @

Categories: Africa, Egypt, Islam

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  1. The views of the Principal and the opinion expressed by the majority of class students must be given due credibility that no blasphemy act was committed by their teacher.
    And if the three habitual mischief making students and their extremist parents persist in their negative acts, they be thrown out of the school and the parents be blacklisted as anti-social elements/agitators.

  2. {وَدَّ كَثِيرٌ مِّنْ أَهْلِ الْكِتَابِ لَوْ يَرُدُّونَكُم مِّن بَعْدِ إِيمَانِكُمْ كُفَّاراً حَسَدًا مِّنْ عِندِ أَنفُسِهِم مِّن بَعْدِ مَا تَبَيَّنَ لَهُمُ الْحَقُّ فَاعْفُواْ وَاصْفَحُواْ حَتَّى يَأْتِيَ اللّهُ بِأَمْرِهِ إِنَّ اللّهَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ }

    Many of the People of the Scripture long to make you disbelievers after your belief, through envy on their own account, after the truth hath become manifest unto them. ((( Forgive and be indulgent (toward them) until Allah give command ))). Lo! Allah is Able to do all things.

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