550 Christian girls kidnapped and forced to convert in Egypt since 2011

June 22, 2014

Hundreds of Coptic Christian schoolgirls in Egypt have been kidnapped and forced to convert to the Muslim faith of their abductors in recent years.

According to GodReports, the Association of Victims of Abduction and Forced Disappearance (AVAFD) reports that stince the start of 2011, over 550 Christian girls have been kidnapped by Muslim men before being forced to convert and marry them.

The AVAFD reports that the women rage in age from 14 to 40 and around 40 per cent of them are raped. Others are coerced by young Muslim men who first gain their trust.

There has been a surge in numbers of Christian girls being kidnapped in Egypt since the fall of Hosni Mubarak.

AVAFD founder, Ebram Louis said: "Before the revolution five or six girls would disappear each month. Now the average is 15."

The organisation reports that in the case of one 14-year-old girl, Nadia Makram, the police refused to get involved even though the parents gave them the name of their daughter's kidnapper.

AVAFD says the police often refuse to search for the missing girls, claiming that they left their parents' home by choice.

Even if the girls are located and brought to the station, they are coerced by their new Muslim family to say they voluntarily left their own home.

Christian Today


Jeanne Smith4/23/2015 7:55 am
I am appalled at the number of kidnappings and killings happening worldwide by extremists. The Muslim extremist groups have nothing to do with the Muslim faith. Rather, they are USING religion to justify their atrocious behaviors.

I wish they would realize that God is bigger than we are, that God loves ALL God's children, that God is revealed to all of our faiths at different times in history and in different ways, depending on how we, as infinite human beings,experience the world around us.

The signature of a good Muslim, as well as a good Jew or Christian or Buddhist, etc., is manifest when we live in Love and Peace with each other. When any group steps aside and uses its faith to justify violation and/or annihilation of the other, they are justifying their own selfish interests.

We all need to back off and start to love again.
Justina6/23/2014 5:00 pm
these girls need more courage, there is too much treatment of Orthodoxy as church and social life and of course "femininity" characterized by cowardice and manipulation in raising girls not like the examples of STs. Marina, Justina, Tamara, Irene, Agatha and others.

Here you can leave your comment on the present article, not exceeding 4000 characters. All comments will be read by the editors of OrthoChristian.Com.
Enter through FaceBook
Your name:
Your e-mail:
Enter the digits, seen on picture:

Characters remaining: 4000

to our mailing list

* indicates required