Egyptian journalist Magdi Christian Allam, who recently converted to Catholicism, canceled his planned visit to Spain because the Spanish government could not guarantee his security.
Encuentro Publishers had organized an event to launch the Spanish edition of Allam’s book entitled, “Overcoming Fear. My Life Against Islamic Terrorism and Western Unawareness.” However, the company said Allam would not be able to attend because “the Spanish government would not guarantee him the same level of security he receives from the Italian government” to protect him against death threats.
Allam was condemned to death several years ago by various Muslim representatives, “who consider him to be an enemy of Islam.”
Allam, who is the vice director of the Italian daily Corriere della Sera, appeared via videoconference.