What about religious freedom, especially to evangelize and convert from Islam? Isn’t this restricted under Shari’ah?
This section of the agreement is both encouragingly clear and elusively vague. “Respect for beliefs and sanctities is obligatory” is followed by “prevention of any contempt of others’ belief or incitement of hatred is a compulsory social responsibility of loyal citizens.” How much limitation does the word “contempt” impose on religious freedom?
[Andrea] Zaki [vice president of the Protestant Churches of Egypt]: “Evangelism and changing one’s faith is a very problematic area. I want the Westerner to understand that Muslims think of changing faith in the same way one thinks of changing gender””that is, it is never contemplated.