“They are constantly under threat, always on the run because they converted to Christianity in a largely Muslim country.” But…but…I thought it was only greasy Islamophobes who believed that Islam mandated death for apostates! Michael Kruse, call your office! Meredith “Hijab” Heagney, get plane reservations for Cairo! M. Cherif Bassiouni, book a lecture tour! Misunderstanders of Islam are on the loose in Egypt! “Christian in Egypt: ‘They Try to Kill Us,'” by Dana Lewis for FoxNews, January 26 (thanks to Sounder):
Egyptian Maher El-Gowhary and his 15 year old daughter Dina never pray twice at the same church, never stay longer than a month in any one apartment. They are constantly under threat, always on the run because they converted to Christianity in a largely Muslim country.
Maher and Dina nervously agreed to meet us at a Church in Cairo. The priest at the Church said he feared problems from the Egyptian authorities and while he agreed to have us watch his Sunday mass, the Priest declined to speak to us about what is happening in Egypt and to the El-Gowhary’s.
They tell their story out of fear and desperation. Born Muslims they chose to convert to the Christian Church after both claim they had religious visions.
Now Maher says “Muslims try to kill us, and will kill us if they find us.”
Several religious fatwas have been issued for “spilling his blood” after Maher asked an Egyptian Court to legally recognize his conversion, so he can one day be buried as a Christian and so his daughter won’t be forced into a marriage by her Muslim mother….