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“Misr (Egypt) University of Science and Technology” dismissed Mina Atallah Bakhit, a student in the faculty of medicine, for “derision of Islam.”

According to the published statement by the university, the student has admitted deriding Islam, the Prophet Muhammad, and his wife Ai’sha.

Even though the statement indicates that the student has offered his written apologies, he was fired anyway, in a “non-revocable decision.”

The private university’s decision of August 20 was made by a disciplinary council, composed of three (Muslim) medical professors and a legal member.

According to people aware of the incident, the Coptic student made his comments during a private exchange within a small group of students, and that he was countering insults of Christianity.

Translation by Coptic Solidarity
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