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EGYPT: Over 500 Christian Girls Kidnapped By Muslims in Egypt Since Revolution

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Over 500 Christian girls have been abducted in Egypt since the revolution of January 2011; they are taken by Salafists who forcibly convert them to Islam and marry them to Muslim men against their will.

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Beth S (330)
Sunday February 17, 2013, 11:02 pm

Over 500 Christian girls have been abducted in Egypt since the revolution of January 2011; they are taken by Salafists who forcibly convert them to Islam and marry them to Muslim men against their will.

The number of cases has been documented by the non-governmental Christian organisation Association of Victims of Abduction and Enforced Disappearance (AVAED), which says that Salafist sheiks are behind nearly all of the abductions and the interior ministry colludes with them.

Founder Ebram Louis said:

In every Egyptian province there is a Salafist association which handles the kidnapping of Christian girls. They have homes everywhere where they keep them. If we inform the police where the kidnapped girl is being kept, they inform the Salafists, who then move her away to another home and then we lose all trace of her.

AVAED lawyer Said Fayez said that the age of the abducted girls is becoming younger at typically 13-14 years old.

One case involves 14-year-old Sarah Ishaq Abdelmalek from el-Dabaa. She disappeared on her way to school on 30 September 2012, having stopped at a bookshop; Sarah’s father subsequently accused the Salafist bookshop keeper of abducting his daughter and marrying her against her will.

Mr Louis said that Sarah was smuggled across the border to Libya with the help of the interior ministry.

The kidnappers claim that the teenager left home, embraced Islam and married a Muslim man of her own free will. A spokesman for the Salafist Front said that they would not hand over Sarah under any circumstances, claiming that they were acting in the interests of her human rights.

Under Egyptian law, a person may not marry or change their religion until the age of 18.

The prosecutor in Alexandria has ordered the arrest of Sarah’s kidnapper, but the police have failed to take any action.

Another recent case has had a happier ending. Agape Essam Girgis (13) from el-Ameriya, near Alexandria, went missing on 23 December 2012; she had gone in a taxi with her school’s Muslim social worker and two male teachers.

Agape was drugged and woke up in a secluded place with an elderly woman and two sheikhs, who tried to convert her to Islam. The schoolgirl was forced to wear full Islamic dress and was beaten two or three times when she refused to say the Islamic confessions of faith.

Following demonstrations by Agape’s family and their supporters, she was returned on 31 December.

Her family has decided that she will not return to school. Many Christian parents are no longer sending their daughters to school, fearing that they may be kidnapped.

Gene J (290)
Monday February 18, 2013, 6:08 am
"The kidnappers claim that the teenager left home, embraced Islam and married a Muslim man of her own free will. A spokesman for the Salafist Front said that they would not hand over Sarah under any circumstances, claiming that they were acting in the interests of her human rights."

Yeah, sure they were. I won't be surprised to see the age drop to 8 or 9 given the proclivities of this pedophilia affected "religion". They don't understand either of those words with regard to women. Human OR rights.

bob m (32)
Monday February 18, 2013, 8:07 am

The Lord sayeth: See; i have Graven the into the palms of My hands. .....You cannot undo this BLOOD seal.....YAY ..but thy judgeme comes speedily sons of vipers... and to your father ; who was a liar from the beginning.

bob m (32)
Monday February 18, 2013, 9:58 am

Not to confuse.. the ones graven on His hands are these girls..His daughters in Christ.. The ones headed for jugement into oblivion are their abductors and their God.

Bill Reese (138)
Monday February 18, 2013, 10:30 am
A great recommendation for the "brotherhood" government Hillary and Obama installed in Egypt and got rid of the terrrible secular government. How sad that our US government has decided to turn all of the Middle East into Muslim brotherhood territory at the loss of respect for women, and making women overall second class slaves to the men.
Yes, we should be their helping civil rights, and children but unfortunately that is not part of this American agenda.

paula eaton (30)
Monday February 18, 2013, 12:19 pm
The Christian girls are going to be abused by their kidnappers. The Muslim religion believes it is ok to treat non Muslims any way they want to. Read up on their attitudes on non Muslims, scary stuff.

Past Member (0)
Monday February 18, 2013, 1:03 pm
The muslim influence is beginning to get too great everywhere How long will the rest of the world put up with it

noted thanks

. (0)
Monday February 18, 2013, 2:26 pm
What will it take to address the horror that Egypt has become?

Past Member (0)
Monday February 18, 2013, 2:39 pm
MB is a CIA-trained gang of thugs!

Maria B (7)
Monday February 18, 2013, 2:57 pm
How can the Obama administraiton support the Muslim Brotherhood? I do not understand!!! And on top of it all he sends them 20 F-16 and 200 Abrams tanks. Paul Rand tried to stop it, but he couldn't get enough votes.
This is terrible and real dangerous. You have to wonder, why Obama embraced the Muslim Brotherhood!
I feel so sorry for these poor people, they didn't wanted the MB! But it looks like nobody cared what they wanted or not.

Maria B (7)
Monday February 18, 2013, 3:02 pm
Sorry, I meant Rand Paul (not Paul Rand, lo)

Gillian M (218)
Monday February 18, 2013, 3:19 pm
Only 500? No, there will be more who have not made the news and then there are the thousands who were forced into this barbaric arrangement and no-one cares, they are just Christians.

There are 20 million plus slaves in the Middle East, why no yells from governments or even the anti-Semites who float around this board who claim an interest in human rights, Abdesalam (he's an Egyptian who has NEVER criticised any Muslim), Just Carole, Kit, Wolf, or Abu.

Carol Dreeszen (346)
Monday February 18, 2013, 3:43 pm
Maria..Obama is one of them and he is also in on their agenda...he just lies well enough that he thinks as long as he has enough idiots to believe him he can keep his charade going..and he is because there are those who believe him! Pathetic!! Look what he is doing to the US. He wants to destroy us and he does every day a little bit at a time!! He has blood on his hands from many countries and also Hillary..and yet she plans on running for President in 2016!?!? Just what we need...another Muslim/Islam lover to finish off the destruction in this country just as they have done in the other countries!!

Birgit W (160)
Monday February 18, 2013, 4:27 pm

Glenville J Owen (0)
Monday February 18, 2013, 5:02 pm
Thank you for bringing this story to our attention Beth, and it is good that you have done so, for I haven't heard any of our leaders speak of it yet. I feel very, very sorry for the young victims of the SA and for what may lay ahead for them. As for their captors, they have deliberately turned their back on their Creator, the God of Love, and chosen instead to follow an evil (not of God) doctrine. The price they will ultimately pay for this will be a terrible one, and of their own making, for it will be the only way these people will learn right from wrong.

marie C (163)
Monday February 18, 2013, 5:11 pm
Noted what can I say that has not already been said

Winn A (179)
Monday February 18, 2013, 5:29 pm
Is there no way to stop this and help those taken?

Beth S (330)
Monday February 18, 2013, 7:05 pm

Thank you for asking. It is actually even worse than this. The Coptic Church has been begging the U.S. government and some of the European countries to give them refuge. However, most Western governments are far more interested in bringing in record numbers of Muslim immigrants.

Mainline liberal churches seem not to care either. The Catholic Church seems interested in maintaining good relations with the Muslims. Many times Islamists have said they intend to fly and Islamic flag over the Vatican. There are a growing number of more conservative churches that are becoming aware of the dire situation, in Egypt and elsewhere.

There have been petitions, but we need more and we need them aimed at members in high office in the States and other Western countries.

It's a very question. If you go to a church, please speak to the pastor and do some brain-storming.

Thanks for writing.

bob m (32)
Monday February 18, 2013, 8:02 pm

This just retired pope; an ex ss youth.. in ww2 was soon hushed up for calling islam out... .. I have heard that he will be going into long term retreat (isolation)... you wanna bet we never see him again?...or at least never hear a thing from him again?... this guy knows a lot ....(Radzinger)

Billie C (2)
Monday February 18, 2013, 8:05 pm
why is our tax dollars and equipment pouring into egypt with this going on? because obama supports them and could care less what happens to any christen. he only loves muslims. it's time for the american people to force obama and his fools to stop this. stop all support, use drones to attack them if that's what it takes. get the christens out and ship the muslims that are in western countries over there. we need to wall them off and if they try and get out bomb the hell out of them. let them rot and eat sand. the only good muslim is a dead one.

P. L. Neola (21)
Monday February 18, 2013, 8:06 pm
This is very upsetting!!!

You are saying, “Why?”

Well, at present, we have several terrorist training camps in over 15 states in our country. Apparently, those camps are waiting for orders to attack from an individual in Pakistan.

Our Southern Belt has a very high concentration of Church practicing Christian families with young girls. The thought of our Christian youth being forced into the Islamic World is very horrifying. The girls will be forcibly circumcised before being married to some backward demented, war-crazed man. Then, there is always a possibly the Arab slave trade might expand itself to the United States. Many of our young girls –especially if the Islamic hatred towards the United States is extremely intense—could end up in Royal Harems or as house servants to wealthy Arabs!!!

Our young, innocent offspring will suffer for our generation’s crimes!!! This was not the future we had in mind for our children!

bob m (32)
Monday February 18, 2013, 8:10 pm

And soupy Sales was a Mosad operative .. Ralph the dog was undercover agent attached to Special ops terror branch ....child mindwarp services Tel Aviv.... Moshe Dayan brigade 3.....Zion entity branch 64...

Right Rob?

Mike H (252)
Monday February 18, 2013, 10:04 pm
Noted so this is the religion of peace?

Kathleen B (37)
Monday February 18, 2013, 10:22 pm
"Monday February 18, 2013, 10:04 pm
Noted so this is the religion of peace?
@Michael, Do you know what racism is? It is painting all persons of a group with the same tainted brush.

I wonder which of the above comments you would consider Christian, you know, turn the other cheek?

Read the comments and you will see much racism, elitism, and other diversionary topics to keep those who should be working together instead worrying about sharia, which most of us never even heard of until we the USA & it's cronies aggressed against Afghanistan & demolished innocent Iraq, not only killing hundred of thousands, but we left them the depleted uranium time bombs that will cause cancer & birth defects for an ungodly number of years.

Jay S (116)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 12:41 am
Gillian, excellent point, one we've wondered about often - why none of these Islamists or their apologists and appeasers ever condemn the daily atrocities committed in obedience to Islam's teachings and commands.

Yes, "only 500" - well, that is all that is known or dared to be reported. Christians live in such fear of stepping out of the rigid bounds they are allowed to live within and 'offending' Muslims or Islam (very easy to do), so many of them may not even report their daughters' abductions, rapes and forced conversions since the authorities and courts will probably do nothing anyway.

This terrible problem is not just in Egypt, but in other Muslim dominated lands as well. It is estimated that an average of 700 of these victims happen each year in the Islamic Rep. of Pakistan, and that is conservative too. There it is Hindus and Christians.

Where is the outrage in the Pro-Islamist western media, with Obama, Clinton, Brennan, Hegel, Congress, religious leaders???????????????????? They're all so busy trying to appease Islam and Muslims and ignore the obvious that they don't dare speak out against their atrocities, hatred, bigotry, intolerance and atrocities. Sickening. A pox on them all.

Linda R (17)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 4:11 am
noted and posted. This is soo outrageous!! This is the first story I have read or heard about this. No girl should ever fear being abducted simply because of her faith!!!

Jaime Alves (52)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 5:49 am
It's time for our politicians to start doing something about these crazy muslim fanatics instead of giving them military aid, etc, they are determined to kill as many christians and rape and plunder the western world, this is a religion that is sick and must be dealt with a.s.a.p.

Lloyd H (46)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 6:07 am
Linda of course this is the first you have heard of this "story", after all it did originate from a single face-book post and is being pushed by CFI, Christian Freedom International. CFI is US 501c non-profit lobbying group based in Switzerland run by a Repug, who just happens to one of the Reaganites that helped get the Moral Majority into US politics. The Barnabas group cited above is another group that promotes the false concept that Christians are always victims of persecution but never persecute. It is also interesting that if one filters out the professional victim spin groups one might actually come up with at most a dozen verified kidnappings and not all of those are 'Christians' of any denomination.

paul m (93)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 6:34 am


Syd H (0)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 6:47 am
You cannot expect anything more from the followers of the PAEDOPHILE prophet. Muslims of all varieties have no respect for women, civilisation or even life itself.

Alexander Werner (53)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 7:14 am
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Alexander Werner (53)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 7:20 am
Lloyd, kidnapped and forcefully converted and married girls are still the victims, no matter who reported this story.

Christians are currently horribly persecuted in many Muslim countries, and not only Egypt. Now, with their Jews gone, Islamists picked other victims for discrimination and robberies. At this time Christians are the victims, ethnically cleansed, robbed and sometimes killed without word of protest from UN.

After the Christians will be gone, Muslims of "wrong" sects will take their place, like Bahai in Iran, etc.


Beth S (330)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 8:23 am
Linda R.,

Thanks for your comment. A number of us have posted NUMEROUS articles about the treatment of Christians in Egypt and other Islamic countries. These articles are from numerous sources, CNN, Al Arabiya, Emirates, and the list goes on. Not only that, but the treatment of many Christians at the hands of Muslims is far worse than just the kidnapping/abduction, rape, forced conversion to Islam, and forced marriage to Muslim men.

I would say a couple of times a week, Christian clergy are beheaded in various Islamic countries. Churches are burned down, they get no permission to repair or rebuild, they are brought on false charges, jailed, tortured, and the list goes on. This sort of thing happens frequently in Indonesia, the place that is termed "moderate and tolerant."

By the way, depending on the country, for instance Pakistan, Christian and Hindu girls are often abducted, raped, forced to convert and marry. It's just never ending.

Partly this is due to the highly supremacist nature of Islam, and also because Islam allows a Muslim up to four wives if he can afford their upkeep, there are not enough Muslim women to go around, and many Muslims resort to the abduction scheme, and these poor girls never see their families again.

Unfortunately, there is SO much that goes on that we don't hear about in the regular mainstream (liberal) papers, because they toe the liberal pro-Islam line. But there is definitely an ENORMOUS amount of information out there. This is the tip of the proverbial iceberg, I am sad to say.

Tuesday February 19, 2013, 9:36 am
In an Islamic state Muslim women have as much status as beasts of burden whilst non-Muslim women have even less. status.

Süheyla C (234)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 6:37 pm

Bill Reese (138)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 9:09 pm
How many on this site relize that there are at least two areas in the U.S. where Shari Law is practiced openly and it is against the law yes the Obama Justice Department under Holder just turn a blind eye as if it is not happening. If America does not wake up we will see more and more of this in the near future.

Beth S (330)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 9:20 pm
Very frightening.

Claudia Acosta (70)
Wednesday February 20, 2013, 7:32 am
Noted :(

Melania P (122)
Thursday February 21, 2013, 10:00 am
No surprise, these people are really sick!

Sergio Padilla (65)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 8:25 am
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