The more things change, the more they stay the same. Coptic Pope Shenouda III warned in 1976: “There is a practice to convert Coptic girls to embrace Islam and marry them under terror to Muslim husbands.”
CAIRO: A number of Egypt Coptic Christian protesters organized a demonstration on Tuesday in front of Parliament to protest what they called “the disappearance and abduction of Coptic girls,” where the families of the missing girls took part in the protest organized by the Association of Victims of Abduction and Enforced Disappearance.
The protesters chanted “Where is the rule of law” and “no for the Islamization of minors”,”MPS, where are the rights of Copts?”
Protesters were expecting MP Mohammed Abu Hamed, a member of the Free Egyptians Party, to form a delegation and make a note and submit it to the parliament’s human rights committee concerning the disappearance of Coptic girls and to call for the rule of law to be applied.
In recent years, Coptic Christian advocacy groups have lambasted the Egyptian authorities for allegedly not forcing the return of Coptic girls to their families after they have allegedly been kidnapped by Muslim men. Police and media have reported scores of missing women over the past few years and many quickly return to their families without much explanation….
Bikya Masr shows its bias as the story continues, essentially blaming Coptic Christianity’s prohibition on divorce for this phenomenon, blaming the bad old sexist priests and claiming Islam “liberates” the women. Would they dare make the equivalent claims about Islam?