All lovers of freedom should be outraged that such a sentenced was ever handed down. “Woman freed from sentence for being ‘Christian,'” from WorldNetDaily (thanks to all who sent this in):
An Egyptian woman sentenced to three years in prison for putting her religion as “Christian” on her marriage certificate more than two decades ago has been released, according to her lawyer.
The release of Shadia Nagui Ibrahim, 47, came only a few weeks after WND reported on plans for a rally in Egypt on behalf of the woman who was unaware that when she was two years old, her father briefly left Christianity to pursue Islam, before returning to Christianity.
Under Egyptian law, that made her a Muslim for life, so she was charged with, and convicted of, fraud for putting “Christian” as her religion on her marriage certificate in 1982.
However, according to published reports in Egypt, the nation’s attorney general ordered her released, citing a “mix-up” over her religion designation.
The case stems from the woman’s marriage as a Christian, a restricted practice in Egypt. There Christians are not allowed to marry Muslims, only other Christians.
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