Attorney general in Egypt denies Rev. wife embracing Islam
Egypt, Local, 12/17/2004
The attorney general in Egypt advisor Maher Abdul Wahid denied that the wife of one Reverend, had embraced Islam. The case which provoked Christian objections in Egypt recently.
In an official statement, Abdul Wahid stressed that Wafaa Qistantin, wife of the rev of the Coptic Housh Issa society in Abu al-Matamir in Egypt's Delta, came at her own will to the Egyptian police expressing the desire to change her religion. He added that after she was preached to by the Egyptian Orthodox church she changed her mind.
Abdul Wahid explained that results of the attorney investigations showed that there is no criminal act in the case and that Wafaa came on her own to his office in cairo accompanied with two lawyers to notify him officially that she had changed her mind and will remain Christian "till death," according to the Attorney General statement.
Hundreds of Copts carried out acts of protest at the headquarters of the Orthodox Church in Cairo and accused the Egyptian authorities or collaborating in encouraging the conversion of Christians to Islam.
Clashes between the protesters and the police resulted in injuring 35 persons, including 24 Egyptian police men.
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