15-Year Prison Sentence in Egypt for Converting from Islam

So reports Fox News, citing a story in “the Arabic-language Egyptian paper Al-Masry Al-Youm”; the Vatican’s AsiaNews.it runs a similar story. From the Fox News account:

Nadia Mohamed Ali, who was raised a Christian, converted to Islam when she married Mohamed Abdel-Wahhab Mustafa, a Muslim, 23 years ago. He later died, and his widow planned to convert her family back to Christianity in order to obtain an inheritance from her family. She sought the help of others in the registration office to process new identity cards between 2004 and 2006. When the conversion came to light under the new regime, Nadia, her children and even the clerks who processed the identity cards were all sentenced to prison.

AsiaNews reports that the sentences were 15 years for the mother and each child, and 5 years for each of the registration office clerks. Thanks to InstaPundit for the pointer.

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