"Now that Sharia law has become an intergral part of Egypt's new consitution, Christians in that country are at greater risk than ever" says Jay Sekulow. A woman who had converted in Islam, but converted back to Christianity in order to obtain an inheritance from her family has been sentenced to prison. While one may wonder about the conversion the rulling is alarming.
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The 15-year prison sentence given to a woman and her seven children by an Egyptian court for converting to Christianity is a sign of things to come, according to alarmed human rights advocates who say the nation's Islamist government is bad news for Christians in the North African country. A criminal court in the central Egyptian city of Beni Suef meted out the shocking sentence last week, according to the Arabic-language Egyptian paper Al-Masry Al-Youm
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