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Canadian linked to anti-Islam film seeks protection
Coptic Christian Nader Fawzy denies involvement, worries about his family’s safety
A Coptic Christian activist say he fears for his family’s safety after being accused of playing a role in the notorious anti-Islam film that has sparked violence throughout the Muslim world.
Nader Fawzy, speaking at a news conference in Toronto on Saturday, said he has been the target of threats emanating from Egypt over the Innocence of Muslims trailer released on the internet over the summer.
Fawzy has long been an activist for Egypt’s Coptic Christian community, which makes up one-tenth of that country’s population.
Fawzy said his name appeared in a published list of people involved in the film, an action he says amounts to a fatwa, or religious edict.
‘There is no safety at all. Once the fatwa is published, anyone can come to kill me or my kids or my family in Egypt.’—Nader Fawzy
He told reporters on Saturday he believes the Egyptian government put his name on the list out of revenge for his work as a Coptic activist.
“Once there is a fatwa, you don’t know who is coming to kill you, to shoot you,” he said. “It’s not just about the Egyptian government anymore. There is no safety at all. Once the fatwa is published, anyone can come to kill me or my kids or my family in Egypt.”
The Egyptian government has issued arrest warrants for both Fawzy and another Egyptian-born Canadian, Jacques Attalla of Montreal, claiming they were involved in the film. Both Coptic Christians deny having anything to do with it.
But the men fear that being named in the warrants has made them targets for Muslim extremists, who’ve been encouraged by senior clerics to kill all those connected to the film.
Egypt’s prosecutor general has issued arrest warrants for a number of Coptic Christians, primarily living in the United States, for alleged involvement with the controversial film, made in California.