Three young Christians were arrested last Saturday in Alexandria on charges of “contempt for Islam.”
The previous evening, the Christians, reportedly members of the evangelical church, were seen handing out bags of dates to Ramadan fasting Muslims.
Some Muslims reported them to authorities, saying that pamphlets containing “the teachings of Christ” were found in the bags of dates.
They were accordingly all arrested and charged with contempt for Islam.
The three Christian youth pled that the pamphlets were for their own personal use and not meant to be placed in the bags of dates. On Sunday, July 12, they were ordered to pay 10,000 Egyptian pounds and released.