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Sudanese Muslim converts accuse government of failing to protect them

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January 10, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – Sudanese Muslim converts accused the government of failing to protect their basic rights saying that they suffer from intimidation and harassment when they switch religions.

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Coptic priests (in black) welcome Muslim guests at an iftar, or the breaking of the fast, dinner organized by Sudanese Copts at the Coptic Club during Ramadan in Khartoum August 23, 2010 (REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah)

The Muslim convert, Imad Qidees Sinada, stressed at a press conference on Thursday that Coptic Christians who convert to Islam face huge social pressures, saying that they lose their families and children and could perhaps be killed.

He disclosed that Muslim converts also suffer from economic hardships imposed on them by their families and criticized the government for not protecting and supporting them, saying that the number of Muslim converts exceeds 800 out of the 3,000 Sudanese Coptic Christians.

The director of the Center for Call and Comparative Studies (CCCS), Amar Salih, for his part, accused the Zakat (Alms) chamber of failing to provide the necessary support for the newly Muslim converts.

The press conference witnessed conversion of a 19 years old Coptic Christian girl to Islam. The girl fled Sudan when she was 8 years old with her mother and lived in France after the latter abandoned her husband who converted to Islam.

Under article 129 of the Sudanese Penal Code of 1991, a Muslim who converts to Christianity or any other religion is punished by death. However it allows non-Muslims to convert to Islam without penalties.

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  • 11 January 2014 22:16, by australian

    What kind of lunatic would convert to Islam?

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    • 12 January 2014 04:29, by Kushoku

      My country is still full of stupids, how someone converts to Islam when watching what the NCP doing in the name of Islam!

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      • 12 January 2014 05:43, by homeboy

        Stupid if you don.t differentiate between Islam and NCP.

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        • 12 January 2014 05:59, by australian

          He didn’t not differentiate.
          But Islam is a crazy choice to make whatever country you live in. Generally speaking, people only convert to Islam if they are forced or see some financial benefit. Some black Americans (especially criminals) convert as they think it will bring them "power". And some young kids convert to show off or rebel. But nobody converts for "religious" reasons.

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        • 12 January 2014 07:37, by Kushoku

          No difference bet. Islam, arabization and NCP at lest that is what they claim to be, so enjoy ur Islam and let them ( NCP) make you happy

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