Egyptian Sheikh Abu Islam — of Bible-destroying, rape-approving fame — is again causing drama. In regards to his second claim-to-fame — inciting Muslims to rape women protesters, because they must all be Christian “crusaders” anyway — a lawyer has recently submitted complaints that help provide context for Abu Islam’s “worldview” concerning women: among other things, he is accused of raping a Syrian minor girl, as well as sexually assaulting his own daughter-in-law.
For all these reasons—specifically “insulting religion,” a crime in Egypt, and inciting rape of Christian women—he was recently arrested for questioning. A little before he was arrested, his final TV tirade was about the gall of some Muslims and the media for referring to killed Egyptian Christian protesters as “martyrs,” when infidels should never receive that honorific, which should be reserved for suicide-bombers and terrorists.
Most recently, his family and friends began saying that Abu Isam died in prison, first by a snake bite, then because he was denied his diabetes medicine—prompting many Salafis to protest. Authorities deny that he died, saying he will soon be released (even as several Egyptian Christians languish in jails over rumors that they insulted Muslim Muhammad).
Such is the world of one of Sharia law’s most vocal supporters in Egypt.