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  • Monday ,21 May 2018

Coptic Christians angered over Ramadan series

By Egypt Independent

Copts and Poliltical Islam


Monday ,21 May 2018

Coptic Christians angered over Ramadan series
TV series “Khefat Yad” (Light Hand) has been accused of insulting the Christian clergy due to a scene in which actor Mohamed Tharwat disguises as a priest, committing acts of fraud and smoking contrary to the sanctity of his uniform.
Angered reactions by Coptic Christians went viral across social media, with Facebook pages calling for a boycott of the series and demanding that its broadcast is stopped.
Responding to the controversy, scriptwriter and actor Mufid Mounir told Al-Masry Al-Youm that they meant no offense and that respect towards the clergy is obligatory, even in a comedy series aiming for fun.
Mounir stated that “masquerading as priests is unacceptable.”
In the series Khefat Yad, there is a fraudulent character wearing a priest s cassock. Mounir, however, stressed that this does not intend, by any means, to underestimate the sanctity of a religious man or of his outfit.