Since the Muslim Brotherhood took power with President Morsi, Christian girls as young as twelve belonging to the Coptic and Catholic communities are kidnapped, raped and forcibly converted to Islam. In spite of the Muslim Brotherhood being no longer in power, the trend continues.
"Before 2011 it affected perhaps a few girls in the whole of Egypt. But the numbers have grown into the thousands; they even warned us not to pursue the matter any further." Said Fayez, a Coptic lawyer and human rights activist told Aid to the Church in Need (ACN).
Christian girls are forcibly married to muslims and converted; they can no longer convert back to Christianity under penalty of death. This is happening not only in Egypt but in all Middle East countries with large Christian populationsm such as Syria, Iraq, Iran and Pakistan, as well as in other predominantly muslim countries, such as Kyrgyzstan and Nigeria.
Jan. 10 (DP.net).– The prosecution last September of a 15-year-old Christian girl who killed a bus driver after he allegedly tried to rape her has reignited debate over the treatment of women in Egypt’s legal system, including the practice of virginity tests and blaming victims of sexual violence.Add a comment Leer más...