Echoing this report, which shows how spurious allegations of Christian abductions of Muslims (and alleged converts to Islam) in Egypt and the ensuing rampages against churches have provided a handy distraction from an increase in disappearances of Coptic girls. “Copts speak out about Egypt violence,” from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, May 21 (thanks to Dumbledoresarmy):
A rally in Sydney has been told Coptic Christian women in Egypt are being abducted, raped and forced to convert to Islam.
Hundreds of Copts shouting “enough is enough” gathered in Martin Place to highlight what they say is a history of worsening violence against them in Egypt by hardline extremists.
Sam Girgis, from the People’s Voice Association, says the violence has escalated since Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak stepped down in January.
He says more and more Christian women in Egypt are being abducted and forced to covert to Islam through blackmail.
“The girls are raped … and filmed or photographed, and then this is used as a blackmail tool against them,” he said.
The rally has called on the Federal Government to consider accepting Coptic Christians from Egypt as refugees.