Kidnappings Of Christians Have Become Common In Egypt

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Kidnapping of Christians in Egypt has become widespread. Targeting Christians -especially professionals, who can afford to pay, or children, whose parents become desperate to pay–is becoming endemic to Egypt.

Christians facing persecution in EGYPT
Christians facing persecution in EGYPT

The logic of these increasing kidnappings of Christians by “unknown persons” appears to be simple: according to Islamic law, non-Muslims are required to pay jizya, or tribute, in order not to be molested or plundered. If Christian infidels are not made to pay tribute to the state, apparently the “jizya-vigilantes” will get that money one way or another mainly by kidnapping and asking for ransom.