Well, it’s looking more and more like the current Administration really hit a “home run” for freedom in Egypt a couple of years ago. You know, when they stood by and did nothing as the Muslim Brotherhood overthrew a longtime US ally, Mubarak, because he was not sufficiently “democratic”.
A family in Egypt has been sentenced to a prison term of 15 years. That’s “family” – as in a mother and her 7 children.
Their crime? Converting from Islam back to Christianity.
I’m not kidding.
Seems the lady was Christian originally, but converted to Islam when she married 20+ years ago. She converted back to Christianity after her husband died in the early 2000s in order to receive an inheritance from her family. She completed the conversion process, including getting new identity cards showing her and her children’s new religion, in 2004-2006.
Apparently that’s illegal now (it seemingly wasn’t at the time) under Egypt’s new Constitution – pushed through by the Muslim Brotherhood, of course. So the lady and her kids were sentenced to 15 years in jail. The clerks who assisted her with getting new identity cards were also sent to jail (the length of their sentence wasn’t given).
But don’t worry, folks. The current Administration knows exactly what they’re doing here.
Yeah. Right. “Damn fools” is more like it.
Category: Foreign Policy