In Egypt, seven Coptic Christians and a controversial American pastor have been sentenced to death over an anti-Islam film that sparked massive protests in several Muslim countries in September. But the sentences can not be carried out since none of the eight lives in Egypt. A U.S. Muslim organization urged the court to drop the charges, saying the Prophet Muhammad taught forgiveness. Florida pastor Terry Jones was among those sentenced for promoting the film. In 2010, Jones caused international outrage after he threatened to burn copies of the Qur’an.
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