October 2019 – In Egypt, 26-year-old Fady Youssef Todary’s Facebook account was hacked. After realizing a post full of blasphemy appeared on his page, Todary, a Christian, quickly posted a video saying it was not his post. Shortly after, a mob destroyed Todary’s home, and he and his family were forced to flee.
Due to heavy Muslim influence, Egypt’s Christians are often subjected to harsh blasphemy laws.
Michael Bosh of Open Doors said, “Christians are accused of insulting or threatening Islam. Then, [the Christians] are attacked, their properties destroyed, and sometimes driven out of their houses. Then the authorities intervene and arrest Christians for the alleged crime.”
Egypt ranks fifth among the world’s worst countries in Christian persecution.