Read Kidnappers Target Christian Children in Egypt, by Joseph DeCaro, at Worthy News.
"A 25-year-old Christian on his way home from Minya City last week was kidnapped at gunpoint and then held for ransom; it was the latest in a long list of Christian kidnappings in Upper Egypt, 125 miles south of Cairo, according to World News Group.
"Unlike cosmopolitan Cairo, security is so lax in Upper Egypt that criminal gangs freely operate with impunity. This rampant lawlessness leaves Christians most vulnerable: during the past two years, there have been more than 150 reported kidnappings in Minya Province, all targeting Christians..."
"...Based on cases reported by ICC, the number of kidnappings remained unchanged from 2013. But now younger victims are being targeted more frequently, probably because kidnappers believe that families are more likely to ransom their children than their adults."