The leaflets claimed that a number of political Egyptian figures repeatedly insulted Islam in statements and speeches. It accused activist George Isaac of saying, “June 30 will be the end of Islam”, Bishop Moussa of saying, “Wake up from your dream of Islamic caliphate” and political activist Hazem Abdel Azim of stating, “We will vanquish political Islam in Egypt.”
These statements were spread mostly through fake accounts pretending to be public figures, where insults to Islam were published in order to incite Egyptian public opinion against the opposition and involve the Church in the political struggle.
Recently, with the approach of the June 30 demonstrations, calling for the end of the Morsi presidency and with expected participation from youth activists, political forces and Coptic groups, accusations of “infidel”, “heretic” and “contempt of Islam” against religious and political figures have skyrocketed.
The leaflet called for people to join demonstrations at Al-Magzoub square in Assiut, today, which includes Assem Abdel Maged, a member of Gamaat Islamiyya in the Shura Council, and leading Brotherhood member Safwat Hijazi, who are both known for their hatred of the Church. Both have previously threatened the Church, warning Copts of participating in the upcoming demonstrations.