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Thursday, January 17, 2013 

Egyptian court imprisons family for converting to Christianity

More fallout from the "Arab spring" and the Muslim Brotherhood's takeover (H/T: The Jawa Report):
The 15-year prison sentence given to a woman and her seven children by an Egyptian court for converting to Christianity is a sign of things to come, according to alarmed human rights advocates who say the nation's Islamist government is bad news for Christians in the North African country.

A criminal court in the central Egyptian city of Beni Suef meted out the shocking sentence last week, according to the Arabic-language Egyptian paper Al-Masry Al-Youm.... When the conversion came to light under the new regime, Nadia, her children and even the clerks who processed the identity cards were all sentenced to prison.
The family is lucky they didn't prescribe the death sentence, because they could have. For now, what's clear is that Egypt is already facing darkness.

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