The case against young Egyptian actor Ahmad Fishwai has gone international, with the British and American press taking a keen interest in the case considering it a liberal step taken by Egyptian society. Recently, the London newspaper The Guardian had published an article titled “A New Egypt Waiting to be Born” considering the candidness of a single mother like Hind Al Hinawi, who is not married, in a conservative society like Egypt, and the support she has received from different people reflects the change that Egyptian society is going through.
According to the London based daily, Dar Al Hayat, the paper also noted that the scandal Ahmad is involved in claiming that he is not the father of Hind’s child has led to a stoppage of his religious program. It was added that everyone in Egypt is anxiously awaiting the results of the DNA tests, which the family court demanded of Ahmad, Hind and the child to undergo, that will prove the fatherhood of the child.
An Egyptian Family court has set May 26, 2005 as the day it will make a verdict in the case against Ahmad filed by 26-year-old interior designer Hind based on the DNA results. Hind is demanding that Ahmad declare his marriage to her and admit being the father of her baby daughter Lina.
Ahmad stressed that he will undergo the DNA test despite the fact that earlier in the case he had announced that he is not willing to do the DNA test to prove that he is not the father of Hind's child. The question remains why Hind did not have the DNA test during the pregnancy and waited until her child is born. Ahmad was recently confronted with Hind’s father who revealed that he plans on appealing to the police to reopen the file and repeat the investigation with his daughter. Ahmad demanded that Hind be prosecuted for wrongfully accusing him of marrying her in secret and denies her claims of him being the father of her child.