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Ex-Muslim Christian on the Run for conversion - CBN Report

Ex-Muslim on the Run for Conversion<br />
By Abdallah Daher, Sarah Pollak &amp; Dale Hurd<br />
CBN News<br />
March 27, 2008<br />
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CBNNews.com - From the Gaza strip to neighboring Egypt, his father is promising to kill him for becoming a believer.<br />
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Now he's on the run with his wife and little baby.<br />
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Mohammed Hijazi's father always taught him to hate Christians. And yet Mohammed's Christian neighbors in his home town in Egypt always treated him with love and kindness.<br />
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The more he learned about Islam, the more he began to feel distant from the &quot;god&quot; of Islam.<br />
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That was the beginning of a quest to find out more about Jesus Christ.<br />
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About three years ago, he found a loving father in the God of the Bible.<br />
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He wanted to publicly profess his conversion on his Egyptian national ID card that, among other things, lists a person's religion. He approached a lawyer to see if he could help him.<br />
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Somehow Hijazi's story was leaked to the press and unleashed a fire storm of controversy that seems to have swept every major Arabic-speaking television station.<br />
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Adding fuel to the fire, Mohammed's friends began appearing on different TV talk shows to damage his character, even going so far as to call him &quot;disturbed.&quot;<br />
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A few months ago, Mohammed's highly publicized case went to court and the judge denied him the ability to change his religion from Islam to Christianity.<br />
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If Mohammed should attempt to go against the court, he could face three to 10 years in prison and a hefty fine.<br />
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Mohammed and his then pregnant wife Christina began running from the law. Just over

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