A former Muslim turned Christian has admitted to being part of a massive network in Egypt targeting Christian girls. After kidnapping the girls, they would then sell the girls to rich Muslim men to be sex slaves:
An Egyptian man has shared horrifying details about how Egyptian authorities are aiding networks of abductors who get paid by Islamic extremists to kidnap unsuspecting Coptic Christian girls, convert them to Islam and marry them off to Muslim men.
In an interview with World Watch Monitor, a former Muslim man known only by the letter “G” admitted that he used to work alongside a Salafist network of kidnappers before he left the Islamic faith.
The value of the reward for kidnapping a girl is greater when that girl is from a family of greater social standing or the “daughter of a priest,” he added.
“We’ve done everything we could to get our girl back. We even sent a complaint to President Sisi, the interior minister and many other important people,” the priest said. “Her family lives in bitterness and pain, and we don’t know what to do anymore.”
According to G, “[k]idnappers of Christian girls rarely get arrested or brought to the prosecution.”
“For instance, the police don’t report it as a kidnap but say the girl ‘went missing,'” G explained. “This way they cover up the crimes of those they see as their ‘Muslim brothers.'”
Ebram Louis, an Egyptian human rights activist, told World Watch Monitor in 2014 that the police often don’t act on Christian families’ reports of kidnapping “because they are afraid of the militant groups.”
“There is also a state of terror, panic and fear among all the Christians in our village. They worry about their children. No father will allow his daughter to walk on the street alone anymore,” Khalaf stated. “He goes with her or sends her mother or brother to accompany her.”