Refugee Christians recall life in Cairo after fleeing from Egypt years ago.
According to details, due to rise in anti-Christian sentiments and assault on Christians several Egyptian Christians left Egypt. Memories of being forced to leave their homeland and flee during the Egyptian Revolution of 2011 still haunts the minds of Christians.
Mr. Fanous one such young Christian student who left Cairo says, “Our house was burned down because we were Christian. People were trying to kill us. They cut off the brakes of our car. They threatened us verbally, saying, ‘We’re going to kill you and your family.’” Fanous found safe haven in the United States after escaping Egypt’s hostile conditions, later on he was allowed dual citizenship.
Fanous is one of enormous 17 million people scattered all over the world who have been forcefully driven out of their native land to either violence, conflicts, persecution or natural disaster. Fanous is one of enormous 17 million people scattered all over the world who have been forcefully driven out of their native land to either violence, conflicts, persecution or natural disaster.
According to the U.S. Department of State refugees are: “people who have fled their home country and cannot return because they have a well-founded fear of persecution based on religion, race, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group.”
According to Fanous, he is a lucky man who has had a chance to relocate to California and receive an education. “I was fortunate enough to have a family that could provide for me the best education, but I didn’t do anything to get that,” Fanous said. “It was just luck. There were other people who didn’t have the same luck as me.”