In 1998, Majed El Shafie was arrested, tortured and sentenced to death in Egypt because of his Christian faith. Now, he devotes his life to fight for those persecuted around the world.
Moses Znaimer and VisionTV proudly present
the Canadian Broadcast Premiere of the Award-Winning Human Rights Documentary
Monday, March 31 at 10pm ET
NEWS SOURCE: Nashville PR
(TORONTO, Ontario) — VisionTV has announced the Canadian broadcast premiere of FREEDOM FIGHTER, the story of Rev. Majed El Shafie’s incredible life and exceptional courage. The award-winning documentary will air in its entirety on Monday, March 31st at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT.
“Sometimes I go to sleep thinking, why was I put in this position to carry this heavy burden? Come the morning, life’s a new day. You put your shoes on, you wear your jacket and say, maybe I cannot do everything, but I will do something.” – Majed El Shafie
Majed El Shafie was born a member of the Egyptian Muslim elite. When he converted to Christianity, he was arrested, tortured, and sentenced to die in Egypt because of his faith. Narrowly escaping to Israel on a jet ski, he arrived in Canada 12 years ago as a UN sponsored refugee. From a Persecuted Fugitive, Majed El Shafie became a Rescuer of the Oppressed through the human rights organization he founded called One Free World International.
Today, Majed El Shafie writes, speaks, lobbies and travels to the riskiest parts of the world to witness and reveal the grave injustices still being perpetrated against people of faith in today’s world, whether that be Christians and Jews in the Middle East, Muslims in China and Myanmar, and Baha’is and Zoroastrians in Iran.
In FREEDOM FIGHTER, we hear his interviews with victims who recount stories of threats, rape, torture, merciless beatings, slave labour camps, and organ harvesting; we see Majed El Shafie going to the front lines in Iraq, Afghanistan and Islamabad, Pakistan where he undertakes a dangerous mission to rescue a persecuted family of seven to Canada, including a three-year-old girl who was raped and abused because her Father refused to convert to Islam.
Directed by Chris Atkins, the documentary also features special guests including Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister for Multiculturalism, and Mario Silva, former MP and 2013 Chair, International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance.
Majed El Shafie regularly testifies before the U.S. Congress and the Canadian Parliament and Senate, and he’s a frequent guest on news outlets worldwide, including TheBlaze TV’s Glenn Beck, FOX News Radio, Mike Huckabee Show, Phil Valentine, Laura Ingraham, CBN News, CBC, Sun News Network, CTV News and many more.
FREEDOM FIGHTER is available now on DVD from Destiny Image Films. A companion book, FREEDOM FIGHTER: One Man’s Fight for One Free World, is also available wherever books are sold. For more information, visit www.freedomfighterdvd.com.
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WHERE TO WATCH VISIONTV
Rogers 60 & 237
Shaw Direct 394
Visit www.visiontv.ca for your local listing
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