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This Egyptian Coptic solider tells his story on Facebook, and it's awesome

Thursday 16-03-2017 - 03:06 PM
Mohamed Arabi
Shenouda Nageh, the
Shenouda Nageh, the Egyptian Coptic Christian conscript, who the social media has been abuzz with his story

Sinai- Shenouda Nageh, an Egyptian Coptic Christian conscript in the armed forces, who was deployed in Sinai, has finished his military service a few days ago after he voluntarily postponed it for 15 days more because of a noble cause he and his regiment started.

His story, which he posted on Facebook, has dazzled and impressed Egyptians, especially Muslims, and he has become the talk of the activists in the virtual world.

Shenouda, an Egyptian from the Sohag governorate and a graduate from the Faculty of Archeology, South Valley University, just finished his military service a few days ago, although the actual date was 15 days ago. Yet, he would not leave his battalion in Sinai until only after putting the inscriptions and paintings on the walls of a new mosque that he and his fellow soldiers decided to build with their own efforts.

"This is God’s House," with these few simple words the young man expressed why he did so. He further said, “I have sacrificed the happiness of my official discharge from the military despite my physical pains, which I kept a secret from all around me, just to complete the work I had started in the mosque.

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