Published on April 1st, 2008
Andrew and Mario are twins living in Egypt. In 2007, when they were 13, the boys were required to take a test to pass to the next grade in school.
Andrew and Mario refused to take the test.
The twins and their mother are Christian. Their father used to be a Christian, too. But he decided to leave his family, marry a Muslim, and become a Muslim.
Children in Egypt are under the control of whichever parent is a Muslim. Andrew and Mario were placed in Islamic studies class at school because of their father’s religion.