Hussein Mohaammed an Egyptian who preferred to be called by his baptismal name – George was killed in a family honor following the public display of pictures on Facebook acknowledging his conversion from Islam to Christianity.
International Christian Concern recorded that his family had known of his conversion before his Facebook post and that his uncle had made complaints about it to the Directorate of Security.
According to Cbnnews Egyptian Christians are left feeling insecure and extremely cautious despite the fact that Egyptian President el-Sisi has publicly expressed his commitment to protecting Christians, authorities are often reluctant to defend the fundamental rights of Christians because of the dominant Muslim Culture; Christians make up just ten percent of the population.
Egypt (where just ten percent of the population are Christians) was ranked at number 16 on the Open Doors‘ watch list of worst nations for persecuting Christians.
Also, Open Door said social media has become a handy tool for Islamic extremists to use against Christians.