Published On: Wed, Jun 18th, 2014

New report on Egypt: Over 550 women, girls kidnapped, forced to convert to Islam

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A new report from the Association of Victims of Abduction and Forced Disappearance (AVAFD) states that more than 550 Egyptian Christian women and girls have been kidnapped since 2011. The kidnapped women are then forced to marry their Islamic captors and adopt Islamic practices. 

The AVAFD reported that the women’s ages ranged from 14 to 40. Many of the women are raped; many are not even sought after by police. Egyptian authorities instead report that the women left their families by choice contradicting family testimonials.
The Daily Star reported of two more incidents in the Sinai Peninsula with armed masked men kidnapping two female Coptic Christians.
International Christian Concern is reporting that 2014 has already seen a spike in the number of Christian girls in Egypt being abducted as sexual harassment, sexual assault, rapes, forced conversions, forced marriages and even being forced into working without pay are all on the rise.
Police did not get involved with 14-year-old Nadia Makram’s case, though her family told police the name of her captor. 
AVAFD founder, Ebram Louis said that kidnappings have increased in Egypt since Hosni Mubarak fell from power. “Before the revolution, five or six girls would disappear each month. Now the average is 15.”
A church official based in el-Arish said that the abductions have caused a state of panic among Christians, the Daily Star source added.
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  1. My Bad says:

    How many troops is Obama sending in to rescue them? Oh that’s right, these are Christian girls.

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