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Tuesday, 18 April 2017

A Nubian Muslim-Christian wedding

Moving away from coverage of the Palm Sunday’s attacks, BBC’s Nicola Kelly attended a Nubian Muslim-Christian wedding in Aswan. “We’re the first people to marry outside of our religion here. That’s very difficult, especially for my parents … We agreed to get married at night, so as not to bring shame on either of the families … For me, inter-marrying is not a big deal. I want people to accept each other. Muslims and Christians, we can live in peace” the groom tells Kelly. The bride said she does not care about the wedding vows: “That’s all for other people, not for us, the couple. It’s not my priority … have always loved him, but I didn’t think we would be allowed to marry. My father said no for a long time, but now the imam and the pastor have agreed… I hope now everyone will accept our marriage and it will become easier for us.”

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