Do you recall the 1995 movie Braveheart starring Mel Gibson? There was a scene in the movie that reminds me of what is happening in Egypt to Christian teenaged girls. In the movie, King Edward, also known as Longshanks, is speaking to one of his advisors about the Scots. The dialog goes:
Longshanks: “The trouble with Scotland… is that it’s full of Scots! … If we can’t get them out, we breed them out.”
It seems Muslims in Egypt paid particular attention to that line in the movie as they are trying something similar with Egypt’s Coptic Christians.
Under the tyrannical reign of Egypt’s former President Hosni Mubarak, about 10% of the country’s population was made up of Coptic Christians. They more or less lived in peace with the 90% Muslim population.
However, when Mubarak was overthrown and the Muslim Brotherhood took control of the country, Egypt’s Christian were thrown into a life of terror and abuse. Muslim Brotherhood elected Morsi to be President and he stated that everyone in Egypt either had to convert to Islam, pay and exorbitant tax to remain in the country or leave the country. Thousands of Egyptian Christians were given no options as the government gave their approval to numerous attacks on them. They were beaten, tortured, raped, and burned along with their homes and churches.
Perhaps the worst fate of all is what has been happening to Christian girls as they become teenagers. According to a report revealed by the Helsinki Commission last year, there were more than 800 cases of Christian girls that had been kidnapped by Muslims. In most cases, the girls are literally tortured and brainwashed to force them to convert to Islam and then they are married off to a Muslim man.
Some of Egypt’s Christians are having to leave their homes and move to Christian villages for fear of losing their daughters. One family was that of a Christian woman named Manel. She moved her family out of their home in a predominately Muslim village to the Christian village near el Minya. In their former Muslim neighborhood, Manel noticed that her daughter was being approached by Muslim girls who were trying to bribe her with money to come and join. Describing what they were facing there, Manel stated:
“The girls used to tell Maryam, ‘Come with us, we will give you some money, you are having a hard life.’ The young boys were sending the young girls to do this. I feared they would kidnap her and then demand a lot of money to return her, or they would return her and she wouldn’t be in the same way as they took her.”
Egypt’s Christians have become so wary of strangers that Manel’s husband has not been able to find work in their new village. They’ve had to borrow money to buy food and pay rent. Even though life is harder on them now, Manel is happier, saying:
“I’m much happier now because it is safe for my daughters here, but the working opportunities for my husband are little because few people know my husband.”
When news of their plight became known, Christian Broadcast Network (CBN) provided Manel and her family with enough seed money to start a small clothing business. Now they are trying to get the word out to the community in hopes of making enough money to provide for their family.
What’s happening to Christian girls in Egypt brings me to ask how can anyone call this a religion of peace? They forcefully kidnap teenage Christian girls and force them to convert and marry complete strangers. Like Longshanks, they will breed the Christians out so that there aren’t anymore. If they kidnap enough Christian teens, there won’t be any left to breed more Christians.
Here’s a question to ask: if Islam is a religion of peace then why are there so many Muslims in prison here in the US and in Great Britain. The UK just reported that there are over 11,000 Muslims in their prison system. I have no idea how many Muslims are in US prisons, but I do know that prisons have become one of the primary places for recruiting people to Islam.
These are the people that Barack Obama has been openly supporting and welcoming into the White House and into American culture. They tell us that they just want to be accepted and that they won’t be any problem because they are peaceful but we already have seen incidents of honor beatings and killings by Muslims here in America. We’ve seen judges rule on sharia law instead of American law.
If I were the parent of a teenage girl that had gone missing in the last few years, I would start looking to see if there are any Muslims in the area and watch for her. They are coming here by the thousands and they are taking over. What’s happening to Egypt’s Christians and their daughters could well be the future for America’s Christians, especially if Obama has his way.