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August 6, 2007

Christian Professor Forced To Convert To Islam

The lives and the faith of Christians in the ME continues to be threatened. This time the location is Gaza, and Hamas leaders are said to be directly involved:

Fatah officials in Ramallah claimed over the weekend that Professor Sana al-Sayegh, who teaches at Palestine University in Gaza City, was kidnapped by Hamas militiamen who forced her to convert to Islam against her will.

The officials said the president of the university, Dr. Zaher Khail, had assisted Hamas in kidnapping the professor.

They added that senior officials in the office of Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh played a major role in forcing her to convert to Islam.

"She was forced to convert to Islam against her will," the Fatah officials said. "She was kidnapped and held for two weeks during which time she was not allowed to contact her family." Sayegh is the dean of the Science and Technology Faculty at Palestine University. She has represented the university at numerous conferences around the world over the past few years and is considered one of the most prominent experts in her field.

More at The Jerusalem Post

As you read further in the story, you find that having forced Professor Sana al-Sayegh to convert to Islam, the Islamists are trying to use her "voluntary conversion" to force the conversion of her family.

Cross posted from Hyscience

Posted by Richard at August 6, 2007 2:12 PM

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