Israel remains the sole democracy in the Middle East and the only place in the region for people of all faiths to live freely and peacefully. This is a stark contrast to the realities in Israel’s neighboring nations. Mission Network News reports that kidnappings and disappearances of Christian women and girls in Egypt are on the rise, especially in rural areas:
“What seems to be happening is that a trafficking strategy that targets Coptic Christian young ladies and forces them to convert to Islam then sell them either into domestic care in other international locations or into the sex trade,” Open Doors’ David Curry says.
Curry shares these kidnappings are being used as a tactic to demoralize the women and to humiliate the Christian community…
Many families of the missing girls have turned to police after disappearances, but have received minimal to no help due to religious prejudices.
Please pray for Christians in Egypt that the Lord will watch over these women and that the kidnappings will stop.