A general view taken on December 17, 2014 shows pollution hovering over Egypt's Nile river and the University bridge in Cairo. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMED EL-SHAHED
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Egypt's prosecutor has referred a female writer to trial for allegedly insulting Islam by criticizing the slaughter of animals during a major religious festival, a judicial official said Saturday."Happy massacre," Fatima Naoot wrote on her Facebook page in October during Eid al-Adha, the Muslim feast of sacrifice.Egypt's constitution outlaws insults against the three monotheist religions recognised by the state -- Islam, Christianity and Judaism.Earlier this year a female Coptic teacher was jailed for six months after parents of her students accused her of evangelizing and insulting Islam.In June, in a separate case a Coptic Christian man was sentenced to six years in jail for insulting Islam.
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