Two Egyptian Children Buried for 15 Days Say Jesus Saved Their Lives-Unproven!

Summary of eRumor:

The eRumor says a Muslim man in Egypt killed his wife then buried his infant and 8-year old daughters alive with his wife’s body.  

Fifteen days later after another family member died and the grave was opened, the children were found alive.  

The eRumor says the father will be executed for the crime.  

The older girl says she survived through the help of a man in “shiny white clothes” and with “bleeding wounds in his hands.”  She later told an Egyptian television interviewer that it must have been Jesus because “nobody else does things like that.”

The Truth:

There is no substantiation for this story.  We have not found any evidence of a Muslim man who killed his wife and buried his children alive with her.

It has all the evidence of being a fabricated story.

As with many contrived stories, this one has no names and details about when or where the alleged story took place.   In other words, there aren’t enough facts to allow confirming the story if it were true.  

Some versions of this email claim it is an excerpt from an Egyptian newspaper but that the name of the paper is “being kept confidential.”

Updated 7/9/07

A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:

SUBJECT: FW: Miracle in Egypt

Murder Miracle in Egypt

A Muslim man in Egypt killed his wife and then buried her with their infant baby and 8-year old daughter. The girls? were buried alive!

He then reported to the police that an uncle killed the kids. 15 days later, another family member died. When they went to bury him, they found the 2 little girls under the sand – ALIVE!

The country is outraged over the incident, and the man will be executed.

The older girl was asked how she had survived. “A man wearing shiny white clothes, with bleeding wounds in his hands, came every day to feed us. He woke up my mom so she could nurse my sister,” she said.

She was interviewed on Egyptian national TV, by a veiled Muslim woman news anchor. She said on public TV, “This was none other than Jesus, because nobody else does things like this!”

Muslims believe Isa (Jesus) would do this, but the wounds mean He really was crucified, and it’s clear also that He is alive! But, it’s also clear that the child could not make up a story like this, and there is no way these children could have survived without a true miracle. Muslim leaders ar going to have a hard time to figure out what? to do with this, and the popularity of the movie Passion doesn’t help!

With Egypt at the centre of the media and education in the Middle East, you can be sure this story will spread. Christ is still turning the world upside down!

Please let this story be shared. The  Lord says, “I will bless the
person who puts his trust in me.” Jeremiah 17:7.