Have YOU seen Sarrah ?

Posted: November 22, 2012 by Ankita in News & Issues
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 Story as told to Zena Costa (@zenacostawrites ) by Jemmy Gabra ( @GemmyGabra on twitter)


The Story of fourteen year old Sarrah begins 30 Sept., 2012 after she finished the school day, her family was waiting for her to return from school but she didn’t.  After a big search in the village (Dabaa-matroh-North west of Egypt ), they didn’t find her. After a while some salafis came to them telling that their child was married to one of them and became, so you don’t have to search her nor asking for even seeing her and they menace them hardly if they call the police…the family who had nothing to do to return their child went to call for the return of their child, as. the law of marriage in Egypt is 18 year for girls”, so after many attempts the minister of interior said to them that he had nothing to do in this case and the whole of thing is in the hand of the chief of Salafis Yasser el borhamy- Yasser el borhamy is one of the greatest chief of salafis in Egypt if he isn’t the greatest he said many times that any girl can be married if she would have only 9 yo and even less by Quran. 

Birth certificate of Sarrah 

So the family provided the government and media the birth certificate of Sarrah that prove she had 14 yo (born on August 1 1998), after hard sessions finally the case gone to some media, and in a talk show the representative of salafis in this case said that Sarah wont return back and girls can be married if they were 9 yo, the human rights organisation in Germany denounces the kidnapped and rape of Sarah in their report, also many reports them in Egypt, So After more than month west Alexandria AG orders in November 3 the arrest of sarrah’s kidnapper Mahmoud Seleem 28 a Salafi in Matrouh  but the government doesn’t proceed till this date, Sarrah is now kidnapped for more than 40 days and could be rapped several times in a great silent of Egyptian society, politician and media…

German human Rights organisation denounce the kidnap and rape of sarrah : http://www.igfm.de/AEgypten-Entfuehrung-und-Zwangsheirat-von-14-jaehrigem-koptisch.3386.0.html

  1. Neha Jha says:

    This is extremely unfortunate. But, I don’t think that this happens in Egypt or middle-east. It happens in India as well, but goes unreported. I don’t understand why some men can’t treat women as human beings. Women, for these men, are mere sex objects who provide gratification & children. Disgusting!!!

  2. Zena Costa says:

    Please Spread the Word. Thank You for caring Neha…….. Really TRAGIC! I hope she is alive 😦

  3. Many Islamic nations do have this sort of practice. In a faith where women command hardly any respect or dignity, in a faith where female circumcision is practiced to date, in a faith where man remains the only dominant force and in a faith whose edicts preach belligerent monotheism, women are bound to be harassed and brutalized. Feel for them. But that is all we can do.

  4. tamer says:

    First: all sad to Sarah and her family, I am a Muslim and a centrist, not a predecessor or biased to any destination in introducing you all Salafi on what is happening in Egypt in the name of religion.
    Second: it is not in the religion of Islam confirms that marriage is available girl 9 years, and some evidence was talk Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace), the Prophet married Aisha at the age of 15-18 and this misses the some tykes ancestors and some who want to distort the behavior Muslim right.

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