An Egyptian man has been sentenced to three years in jail for allegedly “insulting” Islam on his personal Facebook account, the state-run MENA news agency reported on Saturday.

The court was reported to have ruled his comments on Facebook were “inciting sectarianism” and in “contempt” of Islam.

According to the MENA report, Ayman Mansour “mocked Islam and used outrageous and scurrilous” language when describing the Qur’an, Prophet Mohamed and Muslims on Facebook.

The court said freedom of belief doesn’t excuse contempt that may offend believers and “subject the regime and the country’s security to serious dangers.”

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