Slavery might have been abolished in the United States and in many Western nations, but unfortunately, Islam never got the memo. But what should really disgust you is that this is a regular occurrence. In Bangladesh, over 55 children have been rescued from Islamic madrassas in this year alone. In Egypt, it’s a common occurrence, which has gotten worse as the “Arab spring” has continued.
A new report from George Washington University professor Michele Clark and Coptic rights activist Nada Ghaly has argued that thousands of young Coptic Christian girls in Egypt are the victim of kidnapping and forced servitude by Muslims in the North African country.
Women and girls who are found indicate they were befriended by friends or relatives of their kidnappers, or the kidnappers themselves, drugged and then taken in a well-organized plan.
For those who return home, the stories they bring are horrendous and full of abuse. Many of them are raped by their captors, beaten, and pushed into domestic servitude. In addition, they’re brainwashed into believing that the only escape they have is to convert to Islam. All the while, the families of the victims are unaware of their daughter’s whereabouts or if their even alive.
In Bangladesh, kidnapped children are sent to Madrassas (Islamic schools) where they’re forced to study the Quran, learn Arabic and pray five times a day. This is all done to indoctrinate the children on Islam and eventually convert them, where they will likely end up in “suicide squads” for Jihad. Like the Janissaries of old, who were conscripted from enslaved Christian boys; these children are used to further the goal of Islam.
Sadly, due to the oppression in many Islamic countries and the fact that many of the victims are Christian minorities, the police refuse to help.
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.
In most cases, the police are the only ones who have the power to rescue those kidnapped. Taking the police out of the equation leaves the abducted children to the mercy of their Muslim captors. A fate which destroys their lives forever.
John-Pierre Maeli writes weekly on his blog, The Political Informer.