Egypt – the Return of a young Christian woman
Barnabas Fund, 10 July 2018
Christians in Zefta, Egypt, have celebrated the surprise return of a young Christian woman kidnapped on 24 May.
Amany Magdi, 20, went missing on her way to an end-of-year University exam. Police told her parents that Amany had converted to Islam and refused to let them see her.
Dozens of Christians protested in the town’s streets, calling for the safe return of the student.
But Amany made a surprise phone call to her family a month later and told them she was on her way home. Amany’s overjoyed father lifted her on to his shoulders after being reunited with her and carried her home through the streets.
Scores of Christian girls are kidnapped in Egypt each year, before being forced to convert to Islam and marry a Muslim man.