From Free Thinking Film Society:
Monday, January 21st, 2013, 7 PM
Reverend Majed El Shafie’s launch of his new book “Freedom Fighter”
Library & Archives Canada
395 Wellington, Ottawa
Admission: $15 (Reception to follow book launch and Q&A)
Tickets available at the door
“I am pleased to commend Freedom Fighter and the work of all who continue to fight for justice for the oppressed.”
The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism
Majed El Shafie was arrested, tortured, and sentenced to die after he converted from Islam to Christianity. His dramatic story, and those of others worldwide who are suffering persecution, are told in shocking, yet sensitive detail. Especially startling is the true story of rescuing a very young Pakistani girl who experienced horrific sexual abuse – because her family would not convert to Islam.
Although hard to imagine and even harder to accept, this important truth about religious persecution is blatantly exposed. Millions of families are praying for help. They are suffering daily in China, Iran, Iraq, Egypt, and many other countries solely because of their beliefs.
Freedom Fighter is Reverend El Shafie’s outreach – it follows his heroic work over a four-year period as he traveled to Pakistan and Afghanistan to investigate claims of abuse, persecution, and slavery and to speak truth to governments that neglect and violate the human rights of their citizens.
Please join us for this important book launch.
About Reverend Majed El Shafie
Majed El Shafie was born in Egypt to a prominent Muslim family of judges and lawyers. After his conversion to Christianity, he experienced torture and a death sentence, prompting him to establish One Free World International, a human rights organization committed to religious freedom. Reverend El Shafie lives in Canada and continually pressures governments and challenges spiritual leaders on behalf of persecuted people worldwide. Please visit www.onefreeworldinternational.org.