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Background: In May 1996, al-Sha‘b newspaper published a highly controversial article on how Muḥammad became Michael featuring the story of a Muslim who converted to Christianity by Dr. Muḥammad ʿAbbās, a prominent Egyptian author. The article allegedly accused the Christian community in Egypt of...
Few subjects are so sensitive in Egypt as the conversion from one religion to the other. It is often difficult to find out the truth in such stories with all of the possible interests involved, both of the convert and the people around him or her. One can obtain a better glimpse of the various...
Bishop Marqus, Coptic Orthodox Bishop of Shubrā-al-Khaymah held an interview with the Cairo-based Danish photo-journalist Flemming Weiss Andersen and Jayson Casper, the international coordinator for the ZIVIC peacemaking initiative at the Center for Arab West Understanding (CAWU). During the...
The day before yesterday the Administrative Judiciary Court in Alexandria delivered a judgment on a citizen to affirm his return to Christianity in his identity card and other official documents after 31 years as a Muslim.
A Christian born woman is accused of distorting official documents. Both Shādyā al-Sīsī and her mother did not know about her father’s accidental conversion. Shādyā is accused of changing her religion on official papers.
The article comments on a Supreme Administrative Court ruling to allow 15 Christians who had converted to Islam and later returned to Christianity to reclaim their legal rights as Christians.
Muhammad Hijāzī, the controversial convert to Christianity speaks for the first time to the Egyptian press. He announces the birth of his daughter and asserts that he will continue to fight to achieve official recognition of his conversion.
Rumors have emerged on the Web chat program PalTalk claiming that a Muslim girl was kidnapped and tortured to death after following her conversion to Christianity.
The article discusses the case of two Christian girls whose father has converted to Islam. A court ruling has ordered that their mother hand over her two children to their father so that they can be raised as Muslims.
Hānī Labīb suggests a number of measures by which a convert from one religion to another could be accepted in society.


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