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Subject Controversial Egyptian Muslim Cleric Sued for Cursing Dead Coptic Pope
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Original Message Controversial Egyptian Muslim Cleric Sued for Cursing Dead Coptic Pope

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While Egypt's Coptic Christians are mourning the death of Pope Shenouda III, head of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria, a controversial Muslim cleric and scholar, known for his negative comments against Christians, is causing a storm online by releasing a video in which he calls Shenouda the "head of infidels" and says "Let him go to Hell."

The video from Wagdy Ghoneim was posted Sunday, one day after Shenouda III passed on. In response to the cleric's remarks, a complaint reportedly has been filed with the attorney general.

Pope Shenouda III passed away on Saturday evening at the age of 88. His funeral is set for Tuesday.

According to an English translation provided by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), a nonprofit based in Washington, D.C., Ghoneim accused Shenouda III of inciting sectarian violence in Egypt by allegedly declaring that Muslims are occupying Egypt.

"Praise be to Allah. With the grace of Allah, the head of unbelief and polytheism, known as Shenouda, died yesterday, may Allah exact revenge from him," Ghoneim said, according to MEMRI's translation. "God's worshippers and the trees and the animals were all relieved by his death. Egypt is relieved by his [death], because he generated sectarian strife."

The nonprofit, which "bridges the language gap which exists between the West and the Middle East," also provided translations of more poignant parts of the cleric's speech:
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