In Egypt, Muslims demands law against conversion ; Then why oppose it in India?

published on June 2, 2013

 Christians say politically powerful Islamist hard-liners have stepped up efforts to encourage Christians to embrace Islam; the rare cases of Muslims turning to Christianity often bring violence against the community

In one case, an Egyptian Christian man stabs his wife after she converts to Islam with the support of hard-line Islamists. Then after surrendering to police, he dies in mysterious circumstances, falling from a court building window.

At about the same time, a Muslim woman in another small village converts to Christianity and elopes with a Christian man. A crowd of Muslims attacks the local church in outrage. None of the attackers are prosecuted, but police arrest the Christian man’s family.

The case is elevated to a national issue as angry Islamist lawmakers in parliament dedicate a whole committee session to demanding the conversion be stopped and decrying an alleged foreign plot to convert Muslims.

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