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(Compass) — The criminal trial of Egyptian Christian Shafik Saleh Shafik has been ordered postponed until February 20 by the presiding judge in order to summon key witnesses. The director of a home for troubled Coptic girls, Shafik faces criminal charges of holding a 16-year-old girl against her will, beating her and attempting to rape her. He dismisses the charges as “contrived” attempts to halt his recovery ministry among young Coptic girls who are being enticed to leave their families and convert to Islam. Egypt ’s state security police appear to be cooperating with an extremist Muslim group holding the alleged victim in an unknown location. Shafik, 57, holds both Egyptian and American citizenship. After retiring from his U.S. business four years ago, he and his wife returned to Egypt to minister among poor and disadvantaged youth in the Coptic Christian community.

(Compass) — The criminal trial of Egyptian Christian Shafik Saleh Shafik has been ordered postponed until February 20 by the presiding judge in order to summon key witnesses. The director of a home for troubled Coptic girls, Shafik faces criminal charges of holding a 16-year-old girl against her will, beating her and attempting to rape her. He dismisses the charges as “contrived” attempts to halt his recovery ministry among young Coptic girls who are being enticed to leave their families and convert to Islam. Egypt ’s state security police appear to be cooperating with an extremist Muslim group holding the alleged victim in an unknown location. Shafik, 57, holds both Egyptian and American citizenship. After retiring from his U.S. business four years ago, he and his wife returned to Egypt to minister among poor and disadvantaged youth in the Coptic Christian community.