Egypt’s disintegrating Coptic women and girls

At slightest 7 Coptic Christian women and girls left in Egypt final month, in what is becoming a repeated phenomenon.

In any case, a family of a lady says she was abducted by a Muslim who wished to modify her to Islam and marry her.

All of a disappearances have been reported to a police. However, their families lay that they have mostly been met with inaction or indifference. Some have even claimed that members of a military force were concerned in a disappearances.

Below, World Watch Monitor outlines a sum of any case, as distant as they are known.

Christine

Christine left after being threatened on Facebook by someone she didn’t know. (World Watch Monitor)
Christine left after being threatened on Facebook by someone she didn’t know. (World Watch Monitor)

On 7 April, Christine Lamie, 26, left after being threatened on Facebook by someone she didn’t know.

Lamie, a mother-of-two from Qalyubia Governorate in north-eastern Egypt, had left to work during a Civil Status Authority in Banha though never returned, according to her husband, Bahaa Girgis.

“A few days before that, Christine perceived a melancholy summary on Facebook from someone she didn’t know, observant ‘I will not leave you, Christine, we will take you even on a final day of my life’,” Girgis told World Watch Monitor. “She told me about this and was really afraid. She blocked this chairman on Facebook.”

When she did not lapse home, nor answer her phone, her father started job kin and friends, though nothing knew where she was. The subsequent day, Easter Day in a Coptic Orthodox Church to that a integrate belong, Girgis reported his wife’s disappearance to a police.

“I know my mom really well; she would not modify to Islam by her will. She likes Christianity and she is really religious. She loves me and her sons really much; she can't be divided from us. Whenever she earnings home after work, she rushes to a sons and hugs and kisses them and tells them how most she missed them.”

Four days later, on 12 April, Girgis went behind to a military hire to ask for an update. “I was astounded when a officer there told me that my mom Christine had left to a military hire a day before, filed a news that she wasn’t kidnapped and that she converted to Islam by her full will,” he said.

Christine and her father Bahaa (World Watch Monitor)
Christine and her father Bahaa (World Watch Monitor)

“I know my mom really well; she would not modify to Islam by her will. She likes Christianity and she is really religious. She loves me and her sons really much; she can't be divided from us. Whenever she earnings home after work, she rushes to a sons and hugs and kisses them and tells them how most she missed them.

“She was forced to modify to Islam after she was kidnapped,” he added. “She was pressured and threatened to make her do so.”

World Watch Monitor also spoke to Christine’s priest, who advanced her husband’s comment of a matrimony and her disappearance.

“Christine is one of a honest members in a church. She has a clever attribute with God. She is really religious, modest and humble. She loves her family, her church and sacrament so much. There was no reason for her to leave her family and modify to Islam,” pronounced Fr. Girgis Zaki, from St. Mary’s Coptic Orthodox Church in Banha.

Briskam

Another new box concerned a 17-year-old lady whose mother, Kawther, was a purported plant of a abduction 10 years ago. According to her family, Kawther was forced to modify to Islam and change her name after she was filmed exposed and threatened that a video would strech her relatives.

Briskam's friends told her grandfather that she had been kidnapped by a Muslim man. (World Watch Monitor)
Briskam’s friends told her grandfather that she had been kidnapped by a Muslim man. (World Watch Monitor)

Her daughter, Briskam Raafat Mikhail Maher, a delegate propagandize tyro from Hejaza Kebly village, Qena Governorate (Upper Egypt), went blank on 15 April. The girl’s friends told her grandfather that she had been kidnapped by a Muslim man.

Briskam had been vital in her grandparents’ caring given her mom disappeared, a girl’s uncle, Malak Kamel, told World Watch Monitor.

According to Kamel, one day final month a womanlike classmate of Briskam – whose hermit Kamel purported took partial in a abduction of her mom – told Briskam that her mom wanted to see her.

“Briskam was really vehement and went with a lady to accommodate her mother,” Kamel said. “After Briskam met her mother, [the classmate’s brother] Mohammed announced his enterprise to marry Briskam, though her mom refused it strongly so that a same unfolding that happened with her 10 years ago would not repeat.”

According to Kamel, Briskam’s mom afterwards told a girl’s grandparents to keep Briskam divided from school, fearing she might be kidnapped, though Mohammed after visited them to assure them he would not mistreat Briskam as he deliberate her like a sister.

Then on 15 April, Briskam attended propagandize accompanied by her grandfather. However, when he went to collect her from propagandize in a afternoon, he could find conjunction Briskam, nor her classmate.

“We afterwards learnt Mohammed and another male kidnapped Briskam in a tuc-tuc [auto-rickshaw] from a front of a school. Her mom reliable that a abductor was Mohammed, who wants to marry her and modify her to Islam,” pronounced Kamel.

“When we reached a Qus military hire [to news a kidnapping], there was a warn for us: they knew all about it and threatened us to disguise it and not to discuss a name of a kidnapper, nor any sum about a incident, if we wanted a lapse of Briskam.”

Kamel serve purported that a military hire partner was a “mastermind” both of a purported abduction of Briskam and of her mom 10 years previously.

Meray

Meray Girgis Sobhy did not lapse home from university. (World Watch Monitor)
Meray did not lapse home from university. (World Watch Monitor)

A second-year tyro of Sohag University took a tuc-tuc from in front of her residence in Tahta, Sohag Governorate, in a early hours of 10 April. Meray Girgis Sobhy was ostensible to go to university, afterwards revisit a private mentor and lapse home, her father told World Watch Monitor.

However, when she did not lapse during a approaching time, nor answer her phone, her father called a mentor usually to learn that his daughter had not attended a class. Meray’s father searched for her in each internal hospital, though to no avail. He afterwards filed a news with a military though told World Watch Monitor that “they done no bid to examine a matter and hunt for her”.

World Watch Monitor also spoke to Marina Girgis Sobhy, Meray’s sister, and Nabil Luka, Meray’s uncle, who reliable a father’s comment of a incident.

Rasha

Rasha left after a revisit to her grandmother. (World Watch Monitor)
Rasha left after a revisit to her grandmother. (World Watch Monitor)

A secondary-school pupil, Rasha Khalaf Thabet Aziz, 18, from Ezbet Hafez encampment in Beni Suef Governorate was returning home from a revisit to her grandmother on a Orthodox Easter Day (8 April), when she was kidnapped. An watcher told her family that 3 masked group had pushed a lady inside their automobile with force and fled. Milad Shaker, Rasha’s cousin, told World Watch Monitor a family had filed a news about her disappearance though no arrests had been done so far.

Hoda

Hoda went blank on 8 Apr following an Easter party. (World Watch Monitor)
Hoda went blank on 8 Apr following an Easter party. (World Watch Monitor)

Sixteen-year-old Hoda Atef Ghali Girgis from Imbaba, Giza Governorate, went to St. Mary and St. Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Church for an Easter party, also on 8 April. Following a party, she took a tuc-tuc from in front of a church to lapse home though never did, her father, Atef Ghali Girgis, told World Watch Monitor. Hoda’s family filed a news with a police, though her father indicted them of “inaction, detachment and indifference”.

Mary

Mary with her son (World Watch Monitor)
Mary with her son (World Watch Monitor)

Mary Adly Milad, 40, a mother-of 3 from Al-Borgaiya encampment in Minya Governorate, left on 5 April. After finishing her work during a private hospital in a city of Minya, she took a cab to lapse home, her family told World Watch Monitor. However, she did not lapse and her phone was switched off. Police were informed.

“Mary is a really good and kind person,” pronounced her cousin, Mina Ezzat. “She is desired by all a people in a village. Her attribute with her family was really good. We have checked with a military hire in Minya city for any refurbish about her, though unfortunately they have no information about her until now. Please urge for her protected lapse to her family.”

Mirna

Mirna Emil Yousef, 20, from Kafr Samari village, Sharkia Governorate, left on 23 April. She had left to Zagazig University for an examination and did not lapse home. Her family attempted to call her many times, though her mobile phone was switched off. Her family filed a news during a internal military station, accusing one of Mirna’s Muslim classmates of abduction her.

Two boys also missing

Kirollos

Kirollos left after finishing his tutorial. (World Watch Monitor)
Kirollos left after finishing his tutorial. (World Watch Monitor)

Ten-year-old Kirollos Saudy Shohdy from Maghagha, Sohag governorate, left on a dusk of 23 Apr while returning home from a tutorial. Police were informed.

Fady

Fady went blank while personification circuitously his house. (World Watch Monitor)
Fady went blank while personification circuitously his house. (World Watch Monitor)

Primary propagandize tyro Fady Hany Farag, 11, from a primarily Christian encampment of Nag Shama in Sohag Governorate, was personification 200 metres divided from his residence on 4 Apr when he was kidnapped, his family told World Watch Monitor. After acid for him in all circuitously villages, Fady’s family filed a news during a military station. Fady suffers from heart issues and needs to take medication, his father said. He combined that they “had not seen any transformation from a police” to assistance them find a boy.

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Article source: https://www.worldwatchmonitor.org/2018/05/egypts-disappearing-coptic-women-and-girls/