Egypt: Christian Girls Being Abducted

(Washington Times)  Ten years ago, I was in Egypt interviewing Coptic Christians who described how persecution by Muslims had become a way of life for them. The situation is worse now because of increased abductions of Coptic girls, who are forced into a sham marriage with a Muslim, raped, forced to convert to Islam and separated for good from their families.

These are girls as young as 12 who are being grabbed off Egyptian streets. Photos are taken while the girl is being raped to blackmail her into converting, says Mary Abdelmassih, a Coptic activist.

“She’s told the pictures will go to her family,” she told me. “They’d rather die than have that happen.”

Today (Jan. 7) being the Coptic Christmas, this as good a time as any to describe how these kidnappings are at epidemic levels in Egypt and how the plight of these poor women has become Christian sex slavery.

Because local police are more often than not in collusion with the kidnappers, the families have to come up with enormous sums to get their daughters back. If the family is poor, their daughter is gone forever. The Assyrian National News Agency says very few of the girls who have been kidnapped since the 1970s ever get returned to their families and none of the kidnappers have been brought to justice.

For instance, after Myrna Gamal Hanna, a 20-year-old Christian woman, called her family Sept. 30 to ask them to rescue her from a forced marriage to a Muslim, her father and five other men showed up at her Alexandria apartment and rescued her. Instead of punishing the husband, police tortured Myrna’s family until they revealed where they had hidden the daughter. Then the family had to cough up several thousand dollars for those who had kidnapped the girl.

And last October, Samria Markos, a single mother living in Alexandria, said her 17-year-old daughter, Amira, disappeared while on her way to work at a plastics factory. She got a call from “Sheikh Mohammed” who told her Amira was converting to Islam. When she showed up at a local mosque to look for her daughter, she was told to keep silent or her 9-year-old son would be killed. The woman and her son fled the area. Amira has not been heard from since.

Many groups have criticized Egypt for this. On Nov. 10, Christian Solidarity International sent an open letter to President Obama reminding him of his human rights speech in Cairo last June and pointing out the Egyptian government’s tacit approval of this scandal.

And late last month, the Pew Forum specifically mentioned the kidnappings and pinpointed Egypt as one of the world’s most religiously repressive countries.

I called the Egyptian Embassy Tuesday for a response but got none. Judging from past responses, the government will say these girls ran away with Muslim men then claimed they were kidnapped to escape the ire of their families.

But Al Ahram, an Egyptian weekly, said in September that relations between Christians and Muslims in Egypt are at a “boiling point” over this. The latest trend, Ms. Abdelmassih says, is that women are being mined for organs, as happened to an American University student who was kidnapped two years ago.

“The kidnappers said to get back his daughter, he had to pay 600,000 Egyptian pounds,” she said. “When he protested, he was told both of her kidneys are worth more than that.”

Egyptian law forbids the conversion of minors to another religion but that doesn’t seem to apply to these hapless Coptic girls. Ms. Abdelmassih said the abductions are part of a campaign to Islamicize Egypt’s Christian community.

“It’s a business,” she said. “For each Christian girl who gets ‘converted,’ there are Islamic charities that give out money to the husband and the dealers who obtained her.

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  1. you can tell the kidnappers you convert to islam but in your heart you have not

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  2. this sounds like they are in the stone age where they raid a tribe kill the men take the women and make slaves out of them or sex slaves now this goes back to way before time

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  3. This is an age old custom in Muslim countries. They have been doing this for centuries. It is only one of the reasons Europeans fought so hard long ago to expel them. People were willing to die fighting rather than live with such evil.

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  4. Is this a joke? The reason Europeans “fought” so hard during the crusades is because they were blood thirsty, that and they were throwing shit out of the window while the Muslim world had flushing systems. The ME was far advanced with math, science, engineering, far ahead of the west. It was the Christians conquering and savagery that made the ME what it is today. A place devoid of innovation, sadness, and continuous war. The persecution shown by Christians throughout history can never even challenge that of what may be happening in the world today or for the next thousand years. Slavery, holocausts, crusades, wars, please. this website is trash because all it does is say poor innocent Christians and evil Muslims. **** this site and the idiot who created it. I guarantee this site was not made by Muslims, or even Christian Egyptians. This website is a farce like the concocted newspapers in Iraq by coalition forces.

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    • Crusades were a response to Islamic aggression, take the first crusade Muslim invaded Christian Levant the crusade was a response to that. Lets fast forward tpo the last crusade, Muslims occupied part of Europe like France, Sicily, Balkans and Spain at the Gates of Vienna. Is safe to assume Muslims were not at the Vienna Gates to bring the Europeans presents. Math was founded by Ancient Greek, the Muslim when they occupied Spain found the western writing and improved on them. There is not innovation in Islam, look today your computer, internet, jetliners, cars, medicine most all western invented, what have the Muslims brought but suicide belts and terror?? Islam is a farce your Qu’ran a hoax and Mohammad a false prophet whom has only brought Misery to the Arab people. As for Coptic, they may not speak negative about Islam in the Middle east as they will be persecuted even more, but they do in the west remember the youtube video??

      Here is a recommended book for you:
      http://www.amazon.com/Politically-Incorrect-Guide-Islam-Crusades/dp/0895260131

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      • You are so right. Islam is a backward brutal form of governmental rule. I get so sick of all the politically correct yelling about the Crusades. They don’t even understand why the Crusades happened.

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        • YOU CAN TAKE THIS POLICTAL CORRECT CRAP AND SHOVE IT WHERE THE SON DON’T SHINE

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    • You asumed I was talking about the Crusades and I wasn’t. The Crusades didn’t start due to Muslim invasion of Europe. The started due to the persecution of people who were visiting the Holy Sites in Israel.

      I was speaking of the battle of Tours in the year 732 when the Franks and Burgundians whiped the forces of Abdul Rahman al Ghafaqi in France. That battle was the start of driving them out of Europe. All you people yell about the Crusades but you don’t even mention the brutality of the Muslims and their invasion of Europe. The Europeans considered their victory over the Muslims tyrannt to be God’s judgment.

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    • Greeks invented math and science, romans invented aqueduct’s and sewage lines before Islam even existed dips***, you were still herding goats and killing each other like a pack of hyena’s in BC, and still do. Islam has only been around 1400 years…nuff said. At least back then we weren’t forcing 9 year olds to marry 50 year old men, which coincidentally still happens in the middle east, so it is evident on how they truly work. But you don’t like facts getting thrown in your face do you? I understand, “Allah no like name-calling” what a wuss would condone rape of vulnerable young girls, it’s easy to see what kind of people wrote the Koran.

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  5. As an Atheist I’d happily side with Christians on this matter and many more. Christians, while as bloody as their history is, have dropped their bronze age ways and I can have good conversations with them even if they know I am atheist, heck one of my good friends at work is Christian and we converse about our views all the time(considering we’re both into world issues and give our different opinions on things, most of my other work mates don’t really care for that kinda stuff lmao).

    Muslims haven’t changed ever since we threw them out 400 years ago only to let them back in. I see no evidence to prove this ‘we are a religion of peace’ thing they keep spouting on about all the time, like that is going to change my view, you can say what you want, but actions speak louder than words, no religion is really peaceful except maybe Jainism lol. Christians have proven to be peaceful, apart from the rare case of a nut-job, therefore they are peaceful.

    Not once have I been threatened to death by a Christian when I crack a joke about them, only Muslims with their ‘we will take over the west and cut off your head, then rape your women’.

    All this crap about Islam inventing math, science and flushing systems and all that is complete bollocks and stolen to try and convince people to turn to it.

    I don’t see why, when their women come to the west to escape oppression, that we leave our borders completely open to the people they try to hide from, we’re giving these vulnerable women no place to hide by doing what we’re doing and then it’s our women that get involved because of it as well, /sigh, nut-case liberals. All nations must have SOME sort of protection, ya’know, proper walls to control who comes in and out of our countries?. So whats the point in these women even seeking refuge here? No place to escape.

    So when can we start targeting these losers with the troops we sent over there? We need to hurry up and stop beating around the bush to protect what really matters. Can’t say it’ll happen seeing as Obama is a tyrant.

    It’s as bad as the Muslims up in Sweden using drugs to get converts, ugh, poor governing.

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  6. no.. these mens r not muslims.. i em muslim n respect for girls.. these r jst shit.. n this site is for christian n others only not for muslims so do u all want to do cz no one can hear u.. and rape system was not started by us.. sex is an human nature but some evil ppls r der who plays with inocent girls.. i support for dat girl.. hats off!! assalamwalaekum!! be peace on u..

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    • The Status of Women in Islam

      Some mistakenly believe that Islam honors women and dignifies them for the simple reason that they have not read the Qur’anic verses, and the sayings of Muhammad and all Muslim scholars concerning women. Thus they take at face value all the claims of Muslim missionaries in this respect. We seek to excuse those who have converted to Islam and are deceived because no one would expect a religion which claims to be divine (at the same time) to treat women so disgracefully.

      We found on the other hand, some thinkers (even among Muslim Arabs) who have realized that women are not treated equal to men in Islam, though only a few of them occasionally dare to claim that publicly. Still, since their knowledge of Muhammad’s sayings and the commentaries of the scholars is limited, they present a few examples related only to the subjects of polygamy (marrying four women) and easy divorce. Therefore, we seek to discuss here several issues to clarify the point under discussion and to remove the deceitful veil of Islam concerning women.

      First Islam teaches a woman word is only worth 1/2 of a man, also Islam covers their woman in shame as if they are a walking sex object, the religion unable to teach it follower how to respect a woman resorts to covering them as ancient prostitutes did in shame. It also teaches you are not to blam for raping slave woman this is practices by Mohammad and his warriors, Moses or Jesus did no such acts as Mohammad did.

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  7. are u against islam ?? if yes den u r a fool n wil be got punished at judgement day.. inshaallah

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    • abdus;you are a big fool,you are to be pity.since when I wa,s very young till now,Islam has no element of peace,all it consists are suicide bombing,revenge,hatred,deprivation of human right,blood,tear and sorrow,destruction,unrealistic and selfish laws,name Islamic nation that is peaceful without any violence, war, internal group conflict etc

      “There will be no peace on Earth as long as there are non-muslims”. Such is the islamic fundamental religious dogma:
      Surah 2.-193. And fight them until there is no more Fitnah (disbelief and worshipping of others along with Allah) and all and every kind of worship is for Allah alone.
      Surah 2.-286. … and give us victory over the disbelieving people.
      Surah 60.-4. … we have rejected you, and there has started between us and you, hostility and hatred for ever, until you believe in Allah alone.
      As happens right now everywhere on the planet, muslims kill non-muslims next to them in many hot spots around the world following this Quran prescription:
      Surah 9.-123. O you who believe! fight those of the unbelievers who are near to you and let them find in you hardness; and know that Allah is with those who guard (against evil).
      Online Jihadists will confirm their shame by thumbing down my answer.
      Edit: Babyjoke below is quite right. It is not mostly muslim countries that are involved in conflicts. It is muslims living in non-muslims countries: Russia, China, India, Thailand, Philipino and others. Everywhere they want to have an idependant islamic state and impose Shariah law.

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      • islam is the cruel koran tell to muslems *??? ????? ??? ?????* that mean Everyone has his own religion but the mulslems just shoud fight with who Because their interests are cruel to others and who kill the children and women and Innocent people is not muslem.

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  9. The English peoples must demand, with force, that Muslim influences there be squashed. They must insure that those things that the English people have built and believe in are protected and cherished above any that groups attempting to settle England and make it their own may attempt.

    England is being settled at a rapid rate by Muslims and if the English people do not act forcefully to have Parliament change their ways and protect all that is, and always has been British, it will be lost forever right along with the British people. Their country will become despotic and ruined by a people that care only for spreading their ideology and ancient barbaric lifestyle, contributing nothing for the good of the country that took them in.

    Muslims be damned. Take your false profit and your bird god and go back into the desert, live in tents, and eat camel and dates. Your 400 years behind the times.

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  10. Wooow… i am egyptian and u didnt know that thats a good reason to be scared from islam ..because europeans and americans are ignorent and you dint know about us ..all u know is what ur gov. Wants u to know ..christians are being raped woow by muslims woooow ..muslims are bad thats why we kill them all over the world …we are not killers they are bad ..iraq has weapons of mass distruction ..kill iraqis rape thier women torture the people control the gas control the gas control the gas ..ooops no weapons mistake after 1 millon iraqis were killedin war and weapons spread all over the country ..thanks …one day when muslim countrys are ahead of the world you will be forced to look at us and know the truth about islam qnd muslims ….till that day comes you are not an enemy but you are ignorent and blind and deff …

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  11. This is a shame for Egyptians. It means they are paid rapers, They are living in a stone age no doubt as Islam do not preach them or motivate them for these acts by any single statement of Quran even if they might follow Islam they know very well that in Islam the punishment of these acts is death penalty. Well it’s not about some thing by religion I am shocked that how un-human they are.

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  12. Mohammed was a fu#ked up screwhead who should have been in jail with the mormon founder hopefully theyn are both in Hell

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