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Amid threats from family, Egyptians ex-Muslim receives conversion certificate

Catholic World News - April 15, 2009

Maher al-Gohari, an Egyptian who quietly converted from Islam three decades ago, petitioned a court to change his religion on his ID card from Islam to Christianity. In response, the court asked al-Gohari to provide a conversion certificate, which the Coptic Orthodox Church has issued for the first time. Al-Gohari said last year that since his conversion became public, his younger brother has wanted to kill him: “he's been waiting for outside my building with a gun.”

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