Egypt Ex-Muslim And Husband In Hiding; Violence Kills Two

Tuesday, April 28, 2009 | Tag Cloud

By Worthy News Middle East Service

CAIRO, EGYPT (Worthy News) -- An ex-Muslim who converted to Christianity and her Christian husband were in hiding Tuesday, April 28, amid threats from family members and police, the latest in a series of attacks against Coptic Christians this month, in which at least two people were killed, several sources said.

Egyptian police detained Raheal Henen Mussa, formally known as Samr Mohamed Hansen, April 13, apparently for converting to Christianity and marrying a Coptic Christian man, identified as Sarwat George Ryiad, said the Voice of the Copts organization.

"Ryiad was arrested...on her way home from work. Raheal worked in a hair dressing salon in Cairo," the group added in comments monitored by Worthy News.

Mussa’s family took her from police custody on Sunday, April 19, but she escaped from them on Tuesday, 21, in Cairo and fled with her husband, Christians said.


This is not the first time a convert has been targeted, Voice of the Copts, added. "Last December the Voice of the Copts had reported the story of a woman named Martha who was arrested at the Cairo airport while attempting to flee Egypt."

News of threats against Mussa came on the heels of reports that four Muslim gunmen opened fire on a group of Coptic Christians as they were leaving church in the southern Egyptian governorate of Menya, killing two and wounding one.

The incident took place on Saturday night, April 18, as Coptic Christians were celebrating Easter in a church vigil. Coptic and Orthodox Christians marked Easter on Sunday, April 19, a week later than their Catholic and Protestant counterparts.

Copts account for about 10 percent of Egypt's 80 million population.

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2 thoughts on “Egypt Ex-Muslim And Husband In Hiding; Violence Kills Two”

  1. Corrie Ten Boom stated it so well when she told her story, asking her father some questions about being able to go through persecutions for the name of Jesus. He asked her at what time does he give her a boarding pass ticket to ride the train. She answered at the time of boarding and he used that illustration to remind her that the added strength and faith we need will be given at the appropriate time by our Father in heaven.

    Unless a seed go into the ground and die, it cannot produce life. We are to be like the tiny mustard seed. We must die to self in order to rise spiritually and live in Christ, our Lord and Savior. He is the vine and we are the branches. It must be His life flowing through us to give life and then we will produce the fruit of faith in Yeshua Ha Machiach as was demonstrated in this article.

  2. Praying!


    Tired Of Murder And Mayham

    "And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they?"
    "And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb."
    "Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them."
    "They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat."
    "For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes." Revelation 7:13-17

    Turn To To LORD

    "Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me." Revelation 3:20

    Know Peace

    "Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid." John 14:27

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