Friday, July 15, 2011

Egyptian Muslim Ring Uses Sexual Coercion to Convert Christian Girls: Report

We can expect to see an explosion of forced conversions of Coptic girls to Islam once the government of Egypt is fully controlled by Islamists. One can also expect an exponential increase in harassment and assaults of Copts and their churches by Muslims.

Salafists will be taking advantage of the unrest throughout the Middle East to take control of one country after another. The great irony in this is that Western countries will be aiding and abetting the Islamists at every step through ignorance and perhaps fear of Islamist terror attacks.


Egyptian Muslim Ring Uses Sexual Coercion to Convert Christian Girls: Report

By Mary Abdelmassih
Posted GMT 7-13-2011 1:15:59

(AINA) -- The number of Christian girls abducted and coerced into converting to Islam since the Egyptian "January 25 Revolution" has skyrocketed, according to Father Filopateer Gamil of St. Mary's Church in Giza. "More than two to three girls disappear everyday in Giza alone," he said. "The cases that are brought to public attention are few compared to what the numbers actually are."

Many Christians blame the military council for not intervening to put an end to this problem, which has escalated after the Revolution because of the "emergence of Muslim Salafists," says activist Mark Ebeid, "who believe strongly that converting a Christian Infidel is in some ways like earning a ticket to paradise -- not to mention the earthly remuneration they get from the Saudis."

Jackline Ibrahim Fakhry, 17, disappeared from a town on the outskirts of Cairo, prompting her parents to stage a sit-in until her appearance. They accused 31-year old Muslim Shokry Abdel-Fatah, who used to take lessons with her mother (a teacher) of kidnapping her. After she returned, Shokry said in a television interview that he has loved her since she was nine years old. He brought her to Alexandria where she met many sheikhs to convert, but she refused.

Nancy (14) and her cousin Christine (16) Fathy disappeared from their town in Upper Egypt. Their parents staged a sit-in in Minya until their children surfaced and accused two Muslim brothers, in their late twenties, of being behind their disappearance. The two teens appeared in Cairo, wearing burkas and claiming they had converted to Islam, which is illegal before the age of 18. Instead of being handed over to their parents, they are now in a state care home pending investigations and until they and their parents have reconciled. The two men accused of their abduction have been discharged by the court (AINA 7-4-2011).

This issue has been ongoing for over four decades. Coptic Pope Shenouda III warned against this phenomenon back in 1976, saying "There is a practice to convert Coptic girls to embrace Islam and marry them under terror to Muslim husbands."

Article continues HERE.

A similar article from The American Spectator HERE.