Egypt: Grandson of Medical Pioneer Cannot Follow Same Profession Because He Is Christian

Dr. Naguib Mahfouz

Dr. Naguib Mahfouz

 – May 2015

Coptic Solidarity

Dr. Khaled Montaser, an Egyptian intellectual and frequent critic of the Islamization of the country, recently discussed how discrimination against Christians is widespread in certain medical professions.

During a televised program, he pointed out that, although the pioneer of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Egypt was a Coptic Christian (Dr. Naguib Mahfouz), his grandson is essentially banned from entering these professions because he is a Christian.

Montaser confirmed that this policy has caused Christian students increasingly to continue their studies abroad, pointing out that this “policy” has become a norm—one of many that discriminates against Copts—even if not a formal law.