A Canadian who was sentenced to death in absentia Wednesday in Cairo over an anti-Islam movie that caused deadly riots in parts of the Muslim world says he’s terrified of being kidnapped and spirited to Egypt.
In an interview, Nader Fawzy denied any involvement in the Innocence of Muslims, saying the Egyptian government has long been out to get him because of his Coptic Christian activism.
“Of course, I’m worried about this death penalty,” Fawzy said.
“Who will give me guarantees that the Egyptian government will not try to kidnap me, to take me to Egypt?”
Fawzy, 53, of Toronto, was one of seven Egyptian Coptic Christians convicted and sentenced to death Wednesday along with a Florida pastor for the low-budget movie.