Yet another young Coptic Christian girl, Sabrine Mushir, has been kidnapped in Egypt, from the village of Dalga. Coptic activists are complaining that not a single person from among the authorities and security apparatus has done a single thing to try to find the hapless girl, adding “If this was the daughter of one of the local authorities, she would have been retrieved in seconds.”
Dalga, where the young Christian girl was kidnapped is the same Upper Egyptian village where, in September 2013, Muslim Brotherhood sympathizers had forced the Christian inhabitants to pay Islamic jizya—the money, or tribute, that conquered non-Muslims historically had to pay to their Islamic overlords “with willing submission and while feeling themselves subdued,” in the words of Koran 9:29. In some cases, those not able to pay were attacked, their wives and children beaten and/or kidnapped.
Similarly, when another Christian female was kidnapped on her way to church last October, and the kidnappers called her family asking for a ransom of 250,000 Egyptian pounds ($35,000), her brother went to the authorities, who also responded with apathy, saying, “So what, one Coptic girl missing? Look at how many millions of Muslims are dying in Palestine. Who would’ve thought so many millions of Muslims would die in Syria? And you’re bothering us about one girl?”