Egyptian man gets 3 years for uploading “Innocence of Muslims”


Albert Saber, 27, was convicted of “denigrating religions” and sentenced to three years in prison for his role in uploading and promoting the controversial anti-Muslim film.

An Egyptian Coptic Christian was sentenced to three years in prison for the role he played in the posting and promotion of the anti-Islam film “Innocence of Muslims.”

Albert Saber was convicted of “denigrating religions” by a Cairo court, an official said.

The 27-year-old was arrested in September after neighbors called authorities to report that Saber had uploaded portions of the highly controversial Nakoula Basseley Youssef (né Nakoula Basseley Nakoula) film onto YouTube.

Saber had originally denied the charges against him, which at one time also included blasphemy and incitement to sedition.

Saber’s sentence comes just one month after Youssef was sentenced to a year in prison for violating the terms of a preexisting parole, though prison may be the safest place for him at this point.

The Californian filmmaker has become public enemy number one among many Muslim communities, who rioted in response to his inflammatory “Innocence of Muslims,” which depicted the prophet Muhammad as both a philander and pedophile and incited a whole slew of assassinations, lawsuits, and high profile arrests.

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