Toronto Liberal MP Jim Karygiannis
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"In Egypt, he would face the death sentence," Karygiannis told QMI Agency. "He's worried about his safety in Canada."
The Muslim Brotherhood has also added Fawzy's name to a list of individuals it says are behind the now-infamous Innocence of Muslims film and he faces a fatwa - a religion edict.
Fawzy denies any connection to the film and says he is a victim of revenge, lobbed against him for his activism and advocacy for the Christian Coptic community in Egypt.
Fawzy, who resides in Toronto, has received some protection from the police, who have made visits to his home and checked in with his family.
Karygiannis says more needs to be done and has indicated he will call an emergency meeting.
"[Fawzy] wants to make sure the government makes Egypt take his name off that list," Karygiannis said. "He has travel concerns."
Another Egypt-born Canadian, Jacques Attala, who resides in Montreal, also faces an Egyptian arrest warrant. He, however, has refused police services, telling media he cannot be sure the police are capable of keeping his personal information away from foreign states.
NDP MP Jinny Sims believes Fawzy has very real reasons to be concerned for his safety.
"Whenever an announcement like that is made by the [Egyptian] government, absolutely people have very serious concerns and they need to be worried," she said.