The analysis here seems authentic since it fluctuates between the two extremes. Does religious bias exist in Egypt? Yes. Everywhere and all the time? Definitely not.
An oft-told story in Egypt's science community tells the tale of why Magdi Yacoub left Egypt to become a world famous surgeon in the United Kingdom. An Egyptian Christian, he had his thesis rejected by his Muslim supervisor, allegedly because of religious discrimination. He moved to the United Kingdom in 1962 where he established the world's largest heart and lung transplant programme. Yacoub was celebrated for his work and knighted by Queen