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Egypt: Lana Finds Peace


Lana hated Christians. She and her Muslim friends in Egypt were taught to stay away from Christians.

Lana’s school friend, Sahar, had a plan. She asked Lana to join her in carrying out her plan.

Sahar planned to listen to Christian programs on the radio. The girls would then choose the Christian radio host who seemed to be the weakest in his faith. They decided to write letters to the host and ask him questions that he could not answer.

Lana liked Sahar’s idea, and she agreed to help. She wrote a letter to one of the Christians and explained that she was a Muslim girl who would “never be shaken from her faith.” Her letter then asked the host, “Is Christ God, a messenger (prophet), or the Son of God?”

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Egypt: Twins Risk Flunking for Jesus


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.

Islamic Studies
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.

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