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Offline pennyjangle

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Christian in Egypt: ‘They Try to Kill Us’
« on: January 29, 2010, 07:48:00 AM »
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.

The court ruled a legal conversion to Christianity would threaten public order.  His lawyer told us it's a dangerous double standard because in Egypt a Christian can convert to the Muslim faith in a week, but a Muslim cannot convert to the Christian faith.

Ten percent of Egypt is Christian, largely the Coptic Christians who increasingly say they face daunting discrimination and even death.

We had to hide our camera as we followed the El-Gowhary's because we were told if the authorities discovered we were preparing our story we would be arrested.

Video http://liveshots.blogs.foxnews.com/2010/01/26/christian-in-egypt-they-try-to-kill-us/?test=latestnews
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Re: Christian in Egypt: ‘They Try to Kill Us’
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2010, 04:52:41 PM »
They should leave the country and come to either America, Israel or Europe.
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Re: Christian in Egypt: ‘They Try to Kill Us’
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2010, 05:40:47 PM »
They should leave the country and come to either America, Israel or Europe.

You got my vote on that one. I prefer Republic of Srpska, serbian part of Bosnia.

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Re: Christian in Egypt: ‘They Try to Kill Us’
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2010, 05:17:09 AM »
You know, it's funny cuz whenever Muslims are a minority in foreign countries they want to be treated as equals, they want democracy, they want freedom of speech, they want mosques built everywhere, and so on.... However, when there's a non-muslim community or ethnic group in a Muslim state, they treat their minorities like......
well, you know