By Coptic Solidarity –
A Christian pastor was arrested in Egypt on the charge of preaching Christ to Muslims.
On August 10, Arabic media reported that Islam Dayf, chief prosecutor, ordered the imprisonment of Methat A., 37, who serves as a pastor of a church in the al-Minya governorate.
He is charged with preaching the Gospel, and distributing Christian books to Muslims in violation of the law.
The Christian man is reportedly being held for four days pending an investigation into the charges.
A number of Muslim citizens reported Methat to Egyptian security, claiming that he was preaching Christianity to Muslims and giving out books, among them the New Testament.
Less than a month earlier, three Christian youth were arrested for “contempt of Islam” when some Muslims claimed that the young men were handing out bags of dates to Muslims ending Ramadan fast that allegedly claimed “the teachings of Christ.”