The following narratives introduce individuals who are detained in refugee camps. They are in desperate need of the La Casa Futura project currently underway by Voice of the Copts. Egyptian youths have been uprooted and displaced for various reasons all related to religious persecution. Names have been changed to protect identities. Narratives are based on true accounts of actual events.
Sameh’s brother Samuel is in prison with a five year sentence for a crime he did not commit. Samuel was framed. The evidence of his innocence resides in a doctor’s report presented to the court by his family’s defense attorney for his case.
Samuel was alleged to have raped a girl from a family living near his home. The accusation was categorically unfounded and should have been thrown out of court. Samuel is disabled, and his doctor’s report verified Samuel’s inability to commit this act.
Because this time Samuel was their designated “infidel” scapegoat, the courts ruled against him in a cut-and-dried case. No doubt his false accusers were ignorant of Samuel’s disability, but in the end they achieved their goal because the truth does not matter.
When it comes to minority Christians in Egypt, the courts tend to rule in favor of their religious adversaries who frame the innocent and commit false flag events. Deeply rooted religious and legalistic forces in the culture that codify hate produce jihadists who target “infidels” – innocent families like Sameh’s.
Religious-cultural reform must take place in Egypt so that conditions for human rights can improve. But Sameh sees nothing in the works to affect the needed change. So this year at age seventeen, Sameh made the brave decision to leave Egypt for the West and leave hopelessness behind.
But to move ahead he needs our help. The only tangible way for Sameh and others like him to get help is through La Casa Futura — the program to rescue Egyptian youths from refugee camps and prepare them for the future.
Please donate today to help us help Sameh and others like him. Every penny you contribute will go directly toward the La Casa Futura fund and benefit those who have nowhere else to turn.
Your gift of $5, 10, 20, 50, 100 or more will go toward helping Christian refugees receive the necessary services to gain their footing and begin again. La Casa Futura is their only answer.
La Casa Futura project currently consists of one dormitory building providing help for up to 100 youths per session. Each session provides language learning, job direction, and cultural understanding. LCF is in its initial stage of development as we seek financial backers and matching funds for individual donations.