Posted by: becketfund | August 22, 2007

Pakistan: Kidnappings, Forced Conversions on the Rise

Asia News reports that in two separate incidents in Pakistan, two Christian girls, Shumaila Tabussum, 16,  and Zunaira (surname omitted), 11, were kidnapped, forcibly converted to Islam, and then forced into marriage with much older Muslim men.  Speaking to AsiaNews,  Shumaila’s father reported that such abductions were becoming increasingly common.  Others have called on the government to intervene; in at least the case of Zunaira’s kidnapping, police refused to involve themselves in the matter when the crime was reported to local authorities.

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