'Innocence of Muslims' Filmmaker Sentenced To Death (In Egypt)
The man behind the "Innocence of Muslims" has been sentenced to death by an Egyptian court.
The sentencing is a symbolic shot at Mark Basseley Youssef, whose laughable, low-budget film, ended up sparking a wave of protests in the middle East with its anti-Islamic themes.
The Egyptian court held a trial for Youssef, seven other Egyptian Coptic Christians and a Florida-based American pastor, according to the Los Angeles Times. The charges were brought against the defendants in September as protests raged. A trial was held (without the defendants present) and it eventually convicted them all of harming national unity, insulting and publicly attacking Islam and spreading false information. Those charges carry a death sentence.