Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Egypt: 15 Year Old Egyptian Convert to Christianity Sends Plea to Obama

Here is a piteous plea to Barack Barry Soetoro Hussein Obama from a young girl in Egypt for protection from her own countrymen because she converted from Islam to Christianity.  She and her father are living in hiding and in imminent danger of being murdered by Egyptian Muslim thugs, to include the Egyptian police.  Unfortunately the pretender in chief will never acknowledge her existence, much less her plight in Islamic Egypt.  He's much too busy bowing and scraping before foreign leaders to be aware of anything but his own reflection in the mirror.


Egypt: 15 Year Old Egyptian Convert to Christianity Sends Plea to Obama 
Dina el-Gowhary
By R.E.A.L. Organization on November 17, 2009

15-year-old Egyptian girl Dina el-Gowhary, who converted from Islam to Christianity, has sent a plea to President Obama, complaining of mistreatment by the Egyptian Government and asking for his mediation. “Mr President Obama,” she writes, “we are a minority in Egypt. We are treated very badly. You said that the Muslim minority in America are treated very well, so why are we not treated here likewise? We are imprisoned in our own home because Muslim clerics called for the murder of my father, and now the Government has set for us a new prison, we are imprisoned in our own country.”

The handwritten Arabic letter, posted on Coptic websites, also says “I am 15 years old but I still have hope that my message will reach President Obama.”
The el-Gowhary family was barred from leaving Egypt on September 17, 2009 without any legal reason. They were told, however, that the order came from a higher authority (AINA 9-26-2009). 

Dina, is the daughter of 57-year-old Maher el-Gowhary, also known by his Christian name Peter Athanasius, who embraced Christianity secretly 35 years ago. In August, 2008 he filed the second ever lawsuit of a Muslim-born Egyptian against the Egyptian Government to officially alter his identification documents to reflect his new Christian identity. He lost the case in June 2009. According to the Court ruling, the religious conversion of a Muslim is against Islamic Sharia law and poses a threat to the “Public Order” in Egypt. (AINA 6-16-2009). He appealed the ruling.

Maher and Dina have been living in hiding ever since he filed his lawsuit because Muslim clerics have called him an apostate and several Fatwas (religious edicts), for ’spilling his blood’ have been issued. He frequently changes where he lives to evade being killed, and friends supply him with food. “We cannot sleep, eat or go out in the street,” he said. He believes that the authorities are putting pressure on them (he and Dina) to re-convert back to Islam, “but this will never happen, even if we have to live on the streets. We love our Lord Jesus, and we have left Islam for good.”