Heroism

Comes in all sorts of ways.
Can you imagine being brave enough to do what this man has done?

CAIRO (AP) – An Egyptian Muslim who converted to Christianity and then took the unprecedented step of seeking official recognition for the change said he has gone into hiding following death threats.

Mohammad Hegazy, who sparked controversy when pictures of him posing with a poster of the Virgin Mary were published in newspapers, was shunned by his family and threatened by an Islamist cleric vowing to seek his execution as an apostate.

“I know there are fatwas [religious edicts] to shed my blood, but I will not give up and I will not leave the country,” the 25-year-old Hegazy told the Associated Press from his hideout Thursday.

Mr. Hegazy has been a Christian for a while, but now he has a child on the way. Children in Egypt are born with their Father’s official religion. Mr. Hegazy want to be certain his child can be raised a Christian.

I suspect he’ll need a prayer or two if you’re so inclined.

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