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  6/1/2014, Sivan 3, 5774

Egyptian Court Gives Death Sentence to 'Jewish' Islamists


An Egyptian court that sentenced 37 Islamists to death and handed life terms to 492 others defended its verdict on Sunday, saying the men were "demons" who followed Jewish scripture. The court in the central city of Minya had triggered international outrage earlier this year for sentencing hundreds of alleged supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi to death in two separate mass trials which only lasted minutes.