It’s a common theme we see in Pakistan. Authorities with the ability to discern right from wrong often don’t have the strength of character to let their consciences be their guides. Christian women in Egypt are increasingly becoming the victims of such cowardice.
According to a Fox News report, one 15 year-old victim was abducted when she walked to a store from her church:
One reported incident occurred in the city of Luxor as recently as February when 15-year-old Amira Hafez Wahib attended a morning prayer service at a local church, according to the study from ICC. Amira had asked her mother if she could go to a store near the church to buy an item. Her mother let her go but urged her to hurry right back.
But Amira never returned and is still missing.
The police in these cases are either unwilling to help out of fear or in on the dastardly schemes:
This year already has seen a spike in the incidents, according to a report by the non-profit advocacy group International Christian Concern. It has been estimated by the ICC and other watchdog groups in the region that there have been 500 reported cases of young women being attacked by Muslim men since 2011, but unreported cases could send the figure much higher.
The girls are often assaulted, raped, kidnapped, forced to change their faith and sometimes killed, the ICC said.Making matter worse, nothing is being done by local authorities to prevent it in provinces across Egypt, according to officials from both the ICC and the Clarion Project, a US-based non-profit think tank and advocacy group.
“Not only are they turning a blind eye, they are often compliant,” Issac Six, a spokesman for the ICC told FoxNews.com, citing one incident in which a father was assaulted by an officer for asking too many questions about efforts to have his abducted daughter returned.
“It’s pervasive; police at the local level are not stopping the abductions. There needs to be more pressure from the top,” he added. “We have seen cases before where we’ve seen victims returned when the police put pressure on the kidnappers. We know it’s possible, unfortunately, the police are often complacent.”
As suspected, the Muslim Brotherhood is largely to blame. Many of the attacks come as a result of Brotherhood anger at Christians, who support Gen. el-Sisi’s government, which overthrew the Brotherhood last year. Shoebat.com reported earlier that terrorists in the Free Egyptian Army (FEA), based in Libya, are engaged in tactics that include wearing the uniforms of Egyptian authorities. Based on the complicity of some police in these attacks, it’s certainly not out of the realm of possibility to see Brotherhood terrorists dressed as police.
As for police who don’t put the safety of young girls ahead of their own, perhaps they could learn something from George McFly: