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(ANS) – Young Christian males and females are being kidnapped and forcibly converted to Islam, their families are now protesting outside a local monastery in Egypt and have called on the world’s media to help plead their cause. According to www.OrthodoxyToday.org.blog, it is suspected that videotaped sexual abuse is taking place to shame the victims. The website report says that Egyptian society is an honor vs. shame-based culture and victims worry about the effects of shaming their families. It is also believed that those who are abducted are silenced by threats to family members. Victims are brought to “religious guidance committee” meetings for the purposes of “reviewing” their cases. These meetings are often held in a National Security Police headquarters, which is against the law.

To read one account of forced conversion, click here: CHRISTIANS IN EGYPT PROTEST AGAINST KIDNAP AND FORCIBLE CONVERSION TO ISLAM