By Theodore Shoebat
A Muslim woman in Egypt concluded that Islam is a false religion and decided to become Christian. She entered a church to be baptized, but before the baptism could commence, a mob of Muslims charged inside and kidnapped her. They then attacked a Christian man named Mina and stabbed him in the stomach. According to the report:
Mina is afraid of being attacked again by a religious extremist. He will never forget the horrible experience he had seven years ago: The Coptic community in Port Said was about to baptize an adult Muslim woman who wanted to become Christian. A screaming mob stormed the church. The young woman was kidnapped. They stabbed Mina in the abdomen. He pulls up his t-shirt with difficulty to show the scar: It is as long as his forearm.
“Not all Muslims are bad people,” he says, “just the religious fanatics.”
In Mina’s home town, it became impossible to go to church during Ramadan, the Muslim month of fasting. Women could no longer go out with a headscarf. “They mistreated us every day.” Mina had graduated from high school and worked as a photographer and in restaurants. Two years ago, he decided to flee. “I couldn’t take it anymore,” he says.
Mina spent a year living in Libya. When the situation got difficult there, too, he returned to Egypt. An airplane took him to Georgia. On the return flight, he applied for asylum during a stopover in Munich. That was in June 2013. He has been in Bonn for about two years and his parents are waiting in Egypt. He keeps in touch with them via Skype and telephone.