close Video Is Egypt doing enough to protect Coptic Christians? Roughly 47 churches attacked during civil unrest A Coptic Christian woman in Egypt is taking on the country’s unequal Islamic inheritance laws that mean female heirs inherit half that of men. Huda Nasrallah, a 40-year-old human rights lawyer, has stood before three judges since her father passed away last year, demanding an equal share of the property left to her brothers. Her brothers are in her corner, testifying on her behalf. But officials have ruled against her twice, citing Islamic laws that favor men. TWO MORE ROCKETS FIRED FROM GAZA HOURS AFTER ‘CEASE-FIRE’ DECLARATION; ISRAEL RESPONDS BY STRIKING ISLAMIC JIHAD ‘TERROR’ TARGETS: IDF “It is not really about inheritance, my father did not leave us millions of Egyptian pounds,” she said. “I have the right to ask to be treated equally as my brothers.” In this Monday, Nov. 11, 2019 photo, human rights lawyer Huda Nasrallah poses for a portrait at her office in Cairo, Egypt (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo) Nasrallah has formulated her case around Christian doctrine that dictates heirs, regardless of their gender, receive equal shares, but the courts have chosen to use Islamic law as their justification. POPE FRANCIS DENOUNCES ‘INHUMAN, UN-CHRISTIAN’… Read full this story
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