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FOR the past two years, ''Mina'' has regularly phoned his mother in Egypt. But the 36-year-old is so scared for the safety of his family here and in Egypt that he has not told her he lives in Australia, instead letting her believe he is in the United States.

It is a fiction devised out of fear that Egypt's security police will track him down or persecute his family in Egypt in retaliation for defying them and fleeing the country.

What brought Mina to their attention was his conversion at age 21 to the Coptic Orthodox Christian faith, which meant turning his back on Islam, the dominant, state-sanctioned religion.

He was arrested and beaten numerous times, then thrown in a room with Islamic radical prisoners who were encouraged to beat him, his Melbourne lawyer, Jimmy Morcos, said.

Mina is one of 70,000 Coptic Orthodox Christians who have fled persecution in Egypt and resettled in Australia since 1971, according to their bishop in Victoria, Bishop Suriel.

He is also one of 12,000 people expected to march to the Egyptian consulate in the city tomorrow to protest over the killing of six Coptic Orthodox Christians in a drive-by shooting in Egypt last month.

The killings are the latest in a catalogue of attacks on Copts in Egypt dating back more than a decade. Even now, the climate of fear is so strong that Mina refuses to publicly reveal his real name for fear of repercussions.

Australia granted him a humanitarian visa in 2003 but Egyptian authorities seized his passport and stopped him from leaving the country six times.

He said he was eventually taken to a prison.

''I saw a person with a blindfold over his eyes and he was hit and there was shouting and he was as taken to a dark place,'' he said.

Mina said he was told this would happen to him if he did not recant, and that leaving Islam was ''a big crime''.

He had to report to the security officials every week to rethink his stance.

In 2007, a way was found to get him to Australia to rejoin his wife and children who had left ahead of him.

Mr Morcos said that international pressure needed to be brought on Egypt to guarantee the human rights of Copts, who make up 18 per cent of the country's population.

Bishop Suriel said the protest would also call on the Australian Government to break its silence on the attacks on Copts in Egypt which has drawn wide condemnation round the world, including from the Pope.


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  • I would beat any fool stupid enough to follow any religion

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    • you love the British cross?
      or the paki green islamic evil?

      your taqiyyah is very amateurish..

      Sura 3:54 "Allah deceived and Allah is the best of deceivers"

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    • lol why do you keep quoting this verse ? (actually half of the verse...)

      especially a verse about Jesus and his ennemies comploting against him ?

      "(51) Surely God is my Lord and your Lord, therefore serve Him; this is the right path.

      (52) But when Jesus perceived unbelief on their part, he said Who will be my helpers in God's way? The disciples said: We are helpers (in the way) of God: We believe in God and bear witness that we are submitting ones.

      (53) Our Lord! we believe in what Thou More..

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    • fool! what part of deceive do you not understand???

      do you really need further explanation on why your false illah named allah needs to lie???!!!

      satan is the origin of lies and your false god named allah is satan itself!

      look at the arabic writing.. (snake)

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    • whatever is your traduction quote the full verse, why cut it ?

      anyway people have a better understanding of the context now I posted the full verse.

      they can see the kind of manipulator (a lame one) and liar you are.

      I already told you, you will fail as people failed before you.

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    • poor you...

      Sura 3:54 Wa Makaru wa makara Allah wa Allah Amkaru al Makireen.


      i would like to see your translation of this..
      as the rest are BS hidden words to hide islam's evil.

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  • so you went from one stupid religion to the other.. maybe thats the problem here.

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  • m-k-r (makaroo, makara)

    (intentionally) totally different from

    "planned" (Al-Hilali & Khan)


    M A K R....

    ignorance destroyed...

    discard islam..and live the light of truth.

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  • a anonymous source told me this article is bs

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    • The islamic world is intolerant,why does this seem unbelievable to you?

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    • 'anonymous source'? Did you read it in a tiolet stall?

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    • what part of your BS false god named allah do you not see? ofcourse muslims are raised to be stupid, ignorant and slaves to that pig the false illah named allah...


      Sura 3:54 "Allah deceived and Allah is the best of deceivers"false illah named allah do you not see?


      your nothing more than an amateur muslim masterbater..

      go blow yourself up in afghanistan.. and get your 72 ugly and fat hairy virgin goats in hell along with your dog allah and pedophile pig muhammad..

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    • http://www.landoverbaptist.net/PS3.htm

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    • which only goes to show that there is no need to kill non-Christians to convert...

      if a playstation is the price for a soul then that is quite admirably inventive,.

      no beheadings, no beatings, no harassments, no lies..

      islam dwel;s in allah a.k.a. satanic lies and BS..

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