‘A Muslim boy tells a Christian girl that he loves her and that he wants to convert to Christianity for her’, ‘anonymously’ explains. ‘They begin a romantic relationship until one day they decide to ‘escape’ together. What the girls do not know is that they are actually being kidnapped. Most of the time they do not marry their kidnapper, but to someone else.’
‘And the value of the reward increases when the girl has a position, for example, when she is the daughter of a priest or comes from a known family.’
Many girls are turned over to extremists, ‘anonymous’ explains. ‘The Salafist group I knew rented apartments in different parts of Egypt to hide kidnapped Coptic girls,’ he says. ‘There they put them under pressure and once they reach legal age, an especially willing Islamic representative comes to make the official conversion, issue a certificate and, consequently, change their identification.’
‘If everything goes as planned, the girls are also forced to marry a strict Muslim,’ he says. ‘Their husbands do not love them, they simply marry them to make them Muslim and if they try to escape or return to their original religion, they are murdered.
‘What is most surprising is that some girls discover that they are a second wife and are treated like animals, some are sent to Saudi Arabia and the Gulf to work as domestic servants and are sexually exploited and seriously physically abused’