No Compulsion In Religion Alert: “Christian woman ‘forced to convert to Islam,'” by Aaron Klein for WorldNetDaily.com (thanks to Cornelius):
TEL AVIV — Hamas-linked militants kidnapped and forcibly converted to Islam a female Christian professor in the Gaza Strip, according to the professor’s family and officials from Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah organization.
Hamas members denied the accusations, accusing rival Fatah of spreading lies even though the professor, Sana al-Sayegh of Gaza City’s Palestine International University, has indicated she was converted against her will.
Sayegh, head of the university’s Science and Technology Department, disappeared June 24, failing to show up at work where she serves as the Gaza Strip’s only female doctorate in her field.
After several days, co-workers and Sayegh’s parents informed Gaza security officials of the professor’s disappearance.
According to sources close to her family, about five days after she disappeared Sayegh caller her parents to say she was being held against her will in order to marry a Muslim man, who was also a professor at the university.
Sayegh’s family declined to speak to WND directly, explaining interviews about the matter could endanger the professor.
“Sayegh said she couldn’t talk,” said a source. “It was very clear she had been abducted and was made to do things she didn’t want to do.”
A few days later, the family said it received a copy of a conversion document certifying Sayegh had become a Muslim. The document was signed by two witnesses, as required. One witness was Zaher Khail, president of the Palestine International University, who, according to Palestinian security officials is an Islamist close with Gaza-based terror groups, including Hamas and Islamic Jihad.
Fatah officials say Khail assisted in kidnapping Sayegh, whose family stated she would “never” convert willingly to Islam. Fatah officials also accused Hamas leaders directly of overseeing Sayegh’s “forced” conversion.