Christian Girl Abducted in Broad Daylight


Christian girls Kidnapped and forced Muslim Marriage

Christian-Pakistani young woman was kidnapped in Pakistan then forced to convert to Islam followed by a forced marriage. Shamim Mahmood (Masih) submitted this news. Here are some links with similar information but with tidbits of further details if you look at them:

 

Christian family ‘devastated’ after daughter, 24, is kidnapped on the streets of Pakistan and forced to marry a Muslim man; Daily Mail; 5/16/16 12:06 EST – UPDATED 5/18/16 03:04 EST

 

Brazen abduction of Christian girl in broad daylight by two masked Muslim men sparks concern over her safety! BPCA; 5/16/16

 

Christian woman ‘snatched off street and forced to wed Muslim but police won’t make kidnappers free her’; Daily Mirror; 5/18/16 17:53 – UPDATED 5/18/16 19:27

 

Pakistan: Christian woman abducted and forced to marry Muslim kidnapper; Christian Today; 5/17/16

 
Christian Woman in Pakistan Kidnapped, Forced To Marry Muslim Captor, Family Devastated: ‘Jesus is The Center of Her Life’; The Gospel Herald; 5/17/16 12:53 PM EDT

 

Christian girl, abducted in Pakistan last year, forced to marry Muslim captor; Deccan Chronical; 5/17/16 2:57 pm IST

 

Below is Shamim’s version.

 

JRH 5/17/16

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Christian Girl Abducted in Broad Daylight

In Christian Populated Area of Lahore

 

Maryam Mushtaq - kidnapped by Muslim in Lahore Maryam Mushtaq – The Victim

 

By Shamim Mahmood

Sent: 5/16/2016 9:05 PM

 

Islamabad (Shamim Masih): It was broad daylight, on Thursday, May 12, 2016; a 24 year-old Christian divorced woman was kidnapped whilst returning home from Excel Education School, an adult learning center in Bihar Colony Kot Lakhpat, Lahore. She joined this institution and started learning only few months back, as Maryam Mushtaq decided to educate herself to help her family out of poverty that she might be able to earn a higher wage. She was undertaking a very basic level Matriculation education (GCSE standard) and was hoping to progress onto further education for an eventual full-time career in teaching.

 

On the sad day, around at 13:30 hours whilst she was walking back to her house with her younger brother Rohail Mushtaq (11 years) and Maryam was fully force grabbed by two Muslim men with their faces covered with masks. The abductors bundled Maryam into the back of a white Toyota Corolla, Licence plate LEA -5393. The men hurled abuse at young Rohail and threatened violence if he intervened and the young man simply froze in fear. However, two men on motorcycles saw the abduction and chased the vehicle but sadly the kidnappers escaped.

 

Mussarat Mushtaq - mother of Christian kidnap victim

 Mussarat Mushtaq – mother of Christian kidnap victim

Mussarat Mushtaq (53 years), the mother of Maryam reported the abduction to local police at Liaquatabad Police Station and registered a first incident report (FIR). Police initiated an investigation on the license plate of the vehicle and then phoned the owner. After two days on 14th May 2015 Police called Mussarat to the police station explained to the family that Maryam had been married to a 32 year-old Muslim man Muhammad Ali and showed certificates of Maryam’s marriage to her.  Cases like this are normally rejected outright however due to a number of witnesses having observed the crime; it seems Police had no option but to register a crime.

 

ID card for the kidnapper Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali ID – Muslim Abductor

 

 

Marriage Certificate or FIR (Can't read Urdu)

I don’t read Urdu – Either an FIR or Marriage Certificate

Mussarat told that “Three years ago my husband died of cancer, two years ago Maryam’s sister died. Now kidnappers have taken away my daughter, I am devastated. Maryam was a good intelligent hard working girl, she went back to college to improve her chances for employment so that she could support her family. The kidnappers have destroyed her future.  Maryam had a good relationship with her brother Rohail and remaining sister Khusboo (23 years), they would know if she had been interested in this man. None of them have ever even seen him before. Maryam like the rest of us attends church every week there is no way she would give up her whole life and salvation to marry a Muslim man. Jesus has always been the centre of her life.”

I met the investigating officer Mohammed Razaq, who told him that police were taking this kidnap case very seriously.

“Police are following through on a kidnap and forced marriage charges and are bringing Maryam and Muhammed Ali to the local court in the next few days, for an initial hearing. However, Maryam, has not been removed from the clutches of Muhammed Ali and it is feared she will be coerced into stating she is in a lawful marriage. The fact that she has been found so quickly is advantageous as the pressure applied by the abductors will be minimal; moreover, the daylight abduction yielded a number of material witnesses.”

Wilson Chowdhry, Chairman of the BPCA, said:

“Yet again an innocent Christian girl has been kidnapped and forced into Islamic marriage.  We do not know the depravity or the brutality she has had to face but her entrapment will have a sordid edge to it no doubt. Police have responded relatively quickly, but had to in circumstances of traumatic daylight abduction that was witnessed by many. The abductors are known and yet the girl still has not been returned to the family and it is feared that corrupt police could collude with the kidnappers if bribed significantly.  A justice system that does not permit the release of an abductee to her family is indicative of a flawed and failing rule of law.

 

May God grant this poor woman freedom and a chance to fulfill her ambition of becoming a teacher, where she might be able to teach love and hope where so much cruelty exists.”

The family has requested help with legal counsel for Maryam and a safe relocation whiles the lethargic legal process of Pakistan, slowly proceeds. The initial solicitors’ fee will be $500 and a safe house for 3 months will be in the region of $300 per month. If you would like to help with a donation, please contact at shamimpakistan@gmail.com **

 

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Be Blessed,

Shamim Mahmood

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Text embraced by brackets and some links are by the Editor.

 

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Grim Life for Christians in Muslim Pakistan


Christian Pakistani Victims – RescueChristians.org

I have been posting Christian Pakistani Shamim Masih (journalist and Christian Human Rights activist) for years. Shamim paints a grim picture of the persecution of Christians in Pakistan – It is quite brutal. Here is my SlantRight 2.0 Search Shamim Masih link to read just how thorough he has been. I have posted so many reports that there is a good chance the “Search” will not do justice or you will grow weary in reading the evil horrors Muslims (including so-called peaceful Moderate Muslims) have perpetuated against Christians in Pakistan.

Below I am cross posting scholar-blogger-Counterjihad Writer Robert Ibrahim’s snapshot of what Christians have endured in Pakistan JUST in the month of October 2015. Seeing Ibrahim validation of Shamim’s reporting I encourage to send whatever amount you can to shore-up any financial Christmas efforts Shamim has accomplished. As far as I know Pakistan does not allow PayPal transactions ergo you will have to contact our Christian brother in Pakistan with his email – shamimpakistan@gmail.com – for instructions OR you can use Western Union sending money with this LINK to a Western Union agent in Islamabad. Include Shamim’s phone – +92-300-642-4560. When I can spare the cash I use Western Union (Full Disclosure: My financial situation has not allowed me to be generous for quite some time, I pray someone whose financial situation is blessed enough to send Shamim any amount.)

JRH 12/30/15

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Grim Life for Christians in Muslim Pakistan

Raymond Ibrahim

December 27, 2015

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Originally: Gatestone Institute

The U.S. State Department lists only nine nations as “Countries of Particular Concern” (CPC) — a designation for those nations considered to be the worst violators of religious freedom. These include governments that “engage in or tolerate” systematic, ongoing, and unspeakable violations of religious freedom.

According to many human rights activists, this list is far from complete: “the State Department has seemed unwilling to recognize the grave unspeakable abuses of religious freedom in a number of Muslim-dominated countries that the USCIRF [U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom] considers CPCs: Egypt, Iraq, Pakistan, Syria and Tajikistan.”

Accordingly, on October 21, the USCIRF issued a press release calling on “the State Department to further expand its CPC list to reflect the severe violations occurring in other countries, such as Pakistan, which USCIRF has called the worst situation in the world for religious freedom for countries not currently designated by the U.S. government as CPCs.”

To understand why Pakistan was highlighted, consider the following 10 accounts, all of which took place in the month of October — the same month that the U.S. State Department was being urged to include Pakistan and other countries in its list.

On October 23, a deaf, married Christian woman was gang-raped by three Muslim men who broke into her home while her husband was out working. Despite her screams, no one came to help her. Although one man was arrested, rights activists say he will eventually be released. According to Sardar Mushtaq Gill, a Pakistani lawyer and human rights activist, “Often in these cases the police take no action or, worse, side with the rapists. Christian families or witnesses are pressured to withdraw complaints.”

On October 15, eight days before the deaf Christian woman was raped, two Muslim men, both named Muhammad, who had earlier raped two teenage Christian sisters at gunpoint, were acquitted in court. Not only did a key witness change his statement after receiving a bribe, but according to the girls’ father, “The lawyer didn’t fight the case very well and with commitment. Mostly, he stayed absent from the hearings of the case during the proceedings. The lawyer didn’t even participate in the cross-questioning with the culprits in the court. … We face serious life threats from the culprits now, as they are being released from jail.”

A report from October 5 cites three separate incidents in which five young Christian girls were abducted and sexually abused: Two were kidnapped and gang-raped by a group of Muslim men; a 13-year-old Christian girl was kidnapped and raped; and two other Christian girls were abducted and abused by a group of human traffickers who forced them into prostitution.

Nabila Bibi, a Christian woman who had been engaged to a Christian man for a year and was preparing to marry him in a few weeks’ time, was abducted, forcibly converted to Islam, and then forcibly married to a Muslim man named Allah Rakha. After discovering her whereabouts, her fiancé went to the kidnapper’s home on October 15 and demanded to see her. Rakha, who had 15-20 other Muslims with him, refused, and warned the Christian that because his fiancée was now Muslim, he must never seek her out again, or else suffer “dire consequences.” The report adds that such Christian abductees “may be subjected to sexual violence, rape, forced prostitution, human trafficking and sale, or other domestic abuse or discarded from home after passing some time.”

On October 23, Sonia Bibi, a 20-year-old Christian woman, was set on fire and almost burned to death after she refused to marry a Muslim ex-boyfriend. According to the woman’s testimony, when she turned down his proposal, Latif Ahmed doused her with petrol and set her alight. Burns covered nearly half of her body.

On October 5, Saddique Azam, a Catholic teacher who was appointed headmaster at a primary school in a small village, was beaten and tortured by a group of three Muslim teachers who resented being under the authority of an “infidel.” The Muslims barged into Azam’s office and ordered him to resign. When he refused, they beat him so severely that he needed to be hospitalized.

According to an October 14 report, rights activists are concerned for the life of Asia Bibi, a Christian mother of five who has been on death row since 2010. A Muslim woman, apparently with a personal vendetta against Bibi, had accused her of speaking blasphemy against the prophet of Islam, Muhammad. “She could be killed by any inmate or even a prison guard, so we have to be careful,” said an official. Bibi was put in solitary confinement, where her health has been steadily deteriorating. “She was vomiting blood last month and having difficulty walking.”

Asia Bibi and two of her five children prior to 2010 imprisonment

An October 23 report titled, “Christians required only as sweepers,” notes that “Christians make up most of the non-Muslim minority in central Punjab and account for 1.5 per cent of the total population. Their representation in sanitation work, however, is above 80 percent.” After noting that Pakistan was named “Land of the Pure” in reference to its Muslim identity (as opposed to that of its largely Hindu neighbor, India), the report adds, “The attitude of forcing Christians into degrading occupations based on their descent continues and owes its existence to this long-entrenched dichotomy of ‘pure’ and ‘impure.’”

An October 19 report tells of a Christian family — a father, mother, and two daughters — who have been on the run since 2006. Their “crime” was that the woman, formerly a Muslim, converted to Christianity and married a Christian man. This prompted threats and attacks from Muslims, including her family:

“Jobless and desperate, they are unable to meet their own needs, as they continue to be threatened, hounded, and attacked because they want to live a Christian life and raise their children in accordance with Christ’s teachings,” notes the report. Due to the stressful experiences and unsanitary conditions they are forced to hide in, the woman has miscarried their third child. The father was shot in the leg and run over by a motorcycle. Even so, “Attempts to file a case against their tormentors have fallen on deaf police ears.”

On October 7, more than 1,000 Christians gathered in front of the Punjab Assembly to protest an “anti-minority” bill that “denies voting rights to women” and “does not allow religious minorities to elect their own representatives.” Religious minorities argued that an appointed official “cannot do anything” except to “become a puppet in the hand of their party.”

These ten accounts from October alone are a typical sampling of what Christians, who reportedly make up roughly 1% of Pakistan’s population, routinely experience. (Over 96% of Pakistan’s population is Muslim).

Worse, the majority of atrocities, according to human rights activists, never get reported for fear of reprisals. It took five years for the account of a two-year-old toddler, who was savagely raped because her Christian father refused to convert to Islam, to become public. She has undergone five surgeries and still remains disfigured. Her family lives in constant fear and in hiding.

According to human rights activist Sardar Mushtaq Gill, who is involved with many of the above-mentioned cases, “Violence against women and children of religious minorities, the weak and vulnerable, is widespread in Pakistan and is often carried out in silence. These cases and the stories do not come to light and when victims talk about it they are intimidated.”

In light of all this, it is high time for Pakistan to be labeled a “Country of Particular Concern” by the U.S. Department of State. Otherwise, the crucial question persists: Why is it not?

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RAYMOND IBRAHIM is a widely published author, public speaker, and Middle East and Islam specialist. His books include Crucified Again: Exposing Islam’s New War on Christians (2013) and The Al Qaeda Reader (2007). His writings, translations, and observations have appeared in a variety of publications, including the New York Times, CNN, LA Times, Fox News, Financial Times, Jerusalem Post, New York Times Syndicate, United Press International, USA Today, Washington Post, Washington Times, and Weekly Standard; scholarly journals, including the Almanac of Islamism, Chronicle of Higher Education, Jane’s Islamic Affairs Analyst, Middle East Quarterly, and Middle East Review of International Affairs; and popular websites, such as American Thinker, the Blaze, Bloomberg, Breitbart, Christian Post, FrontPage Magazine, Gatestone Institute, the Inquisitr, Jihad Watch, NewsMax, National Review Online, PJ Media, the UK’s Commentator, and World Magazine. He has contributed chapters to several anthologies and been translated into dozens of languages.

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Two more Christian Girls Abducted


Pakistan- Circle D G Khan & R I Khan

Shamim Masih reports on the abduction of two Christian-Pakistani girls by Muslims.

 

Islamic Supremacism strikes Christian and other minority non-Muslim girls in Pakistan. Mohammed expanded Islam against non-Muslims via the pirating of wealth in raids and kidnapping girls for sex-slavery. Since these immoral and inhumane actions are enshrined in the Quran, these kinds of practices are like the veritable uncreated word of Allah. The methods may have changed a bit in the 21st century from Mohammed’s 7th century but the practice remains.

 

~Here is a little tongue-in-cheek human exposing Mohammed’s beginning as compared to the three years of preaching by Jesus prior to the Resurrection. **Warning, Muslims will not find this learning experience humorous**

 

VIDEO: JESUS VS. MUHAMMAD!! (Qur’an Challenge II) (Hat Tip: Reclaim Our Republic)

 

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Two more Christian Girls Abducted

 

By Shamim Masih

Sent: 3/19/2014 9:34 AM

 

ISLAMABAD:  Forced marriages and forced conversions to Islam is a common practice in Pakistan. I see, if there is not an organization like World Vision in Progress (WVIP) protecting Christian faith, the below mentioned two Christian girls might have gone under the curtain. It’s a story of two districts Rahim Yar Khan (R I Khan) and Dera Ghazi Khan (D G Khan), both districts house banned organizations like Sipha Sahabha and Jeyshe Muhammad (SA HERE).

 

On March 04, 2014; Komal Yousaf 15 was raped and married forcefully and was converted to Islam. Yousaf and Rubina, parents of the girl, work in a factory. Mohammad Aslam Shah, one of the co-workers, often asked them to convert to Islam but they refused saying that they are happy with Christian faith. He didn’t stop there but on February 24, he went to their house with some of his armed companions and asked them to embrace Islam or be ready to face dire consequence. On the same day, when the parents went to work, he came to their house and kidnapped the young girl Komal Yousaf. The couple [parents] went to the police station for the registration of the First Investigation Report (FIR) against the suspect Mohammad Aslam Shah but police didn’t cooperate. Instead the police claimed that the young girl had been converted to Islam and married to Mohammad Aslam. Providentially, the parents came to WVIP and requested for help in this issue. WVIP immediately went into the court and asked the accused to produce the girl in the court. The girl told the court that she has been forcefully married and was threatened to sign a marriage agreement. She also told the court that she was sexually assaulted during these days.

  

The same case is with the young Sobia, 19 from D G Khan. She used to work with her mother in different houses as maid. One day she went to Adil Zulifqar to work but the owner forcefully married her and shifted to Lahore. WVIP came to know [of Sobia’s situation] through a reliable source that he had sold the girl to a rich family in a different city. The [WVIP] organization is dealing with these two cases to rescue these girls. Farrukh H Saif, chief of WVIP said that Muslims in Pakistan believed that Christian girls are commodities and not human beings. It’s [this Muslim reasoning that makes it] a common practice. Around 2000 Hindus migrated to India and many Christians are seeking refuge status in different countries [due to the Muslim abduction practice].

 

It is observed that on-going violence against minority women has increased and minorities are seeking a safe haven. Tania, Rebecca, Palwisha, Sonia were abducted earlier and now [the Muslim abduction phenomena] has [become] Sobia and Komal’s turn.

 

Be Blessed,

Shamim Masih

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Bad to Worse to Very Much Worse


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Shamim provides a bit of an update pertaining to a marriage in Pakistan that is quite controversial between Asim Saleem (a Christian young man age 22) and a Muslim girl identified only as Sunair (age 20). Also paints a word picture of the plight of non-Muslim and non-Sunni Muslims that includes poverty, discrimination. Blasphemy Law frame-ups, overall oppression and exploitation. The Pakistan minority religious persuasions mentioned are Christians (Here, Here, Here and Here), Hindus, Shi’ites and Ahmadis.

 

 

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Bad to Worse to Very Much Worse

 

By Shamim Masih

Sent: 2/20/2014 9:20 PM

 

ISLAMABAD: Targeting religious minorities in Pakistan will remain a sore spot in the Asia. Pakistan, 96 percent Muslim is one of the most hostile nations for religious minorities. All religious minorities in Pakistan, not just Christians face discriminatory laws, forced conversions, and bombs and shootings aimed at minority-sect Muslims, such as Shiites, Hindus and Ahmadis. Pakistan was among the top five overall for restrictions on religion, singling out its anti-blasphemy laws as a prime example, says Pew Research Center. The report found that violations reached unprecedented levels because of growing incidents of sectarian violence against religious minorities including Shiites. The government also failed to protect Christians, Ahmadis and Hindus, it said. Pakistani courts frequently use blasphemy laws to give death or lifetime-jail sentences to minorities accused of insulting Islam. The government continues to engage in and tolerate systematic, ongoing and egregious violations of freedom of religion or belief.

 

In the country it is typical to kidnap Christian girls to force conversion to Islam then forcibly force the girl to marry a Muslim. And the courts protect it as well. On the other hand if a Muslim girl willingly and voluntarily decides to marry a Christian man in many cases it is illegal and in all cases Islamic rabble rousing will most likely occur to reclaim the Muslim girl to her family. I published a report about a Christian boy, who took a bold step to cross-faith marriage a dangerous ambition in Faisalabad. But Muslim leadership warned the local Christians to produce the couple otherwise they will set ablaze their houses.

 

It is a common practice that minority’s girls are abducted and forcefully married to Muslims. But now things have gone from bad to worse to very much worse. Though the constitution guarantees freedom of religion in papers but there are reports of forced conversions to Islam, kidnappings of non-Muslims, job discrimination, persecution at job places, blasphemy arrests and razing of minority houses and worship places remain commonplace.

 

In the recent [of the Christian boy and Muslim girl], reportedly, the married couple was recovered and [the Muslim] religious leaders of the area forced Christian elders [with the ultimatum] that if both (boy with girl) remain and practice Islam, they will spare them. Otherwise, [be] ready to face hardships; so the boy [was] forcibly converted to Islam. Apparently the girl had willingly agreed to live [with the] Christian boy in a peaceful manner. [In the mean] while the hardline jihadists in Pakistan have threatened the couple with death if he lives with the girl or even leaves her. This is a worse situation in the country that not only girls are forcibly converted to Islam but now boys need to convert and practice Islam. The major example of this case is Pakistani cricketer Yousaf Yohana [a Christian converting to Islam under suspicious circumstances], who turned [his name] to Mohammad Yousaf and [began] practicing Islam [Muslim article on situation dated 4/23/09].

 

Religious minorities; especially Christians are often stuck on the lower rung of the economy, often working as servants, sweepers and day laborers. So they normally don’t want to go into the courts due to the lack of resources and protection. In spite of this bleak outlook, minority leaders are not speaking internationally in the media but [are leaving that to] the human rights organizations. The world is turning to interfaith harmony for a more tolerant Pakistan, they argue, [that] would translate into another goal for many. 

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A Boy in a Rickshaw


Kidnapped, raped, converted & married

In Muslim nations it is typical to kidnap Christian girls to force conversion to Islam then forcibly force the girl to marry. On the other hand if a Muslim girl willingly and voluntarily decides to marry a Christian man in many cases it is illegal and in all cases Islamic rabble rousing will most likely occur to reclaim the Muslim girl to her family.

 

The Muslim dominated nation with the largest population of Christians is Egypt. Kidnapping of Christian girls for forced conversion and forced marriage is an epidemic in Egypt where the Christian population is about 10%. Wherever there are non-Muslim minorities in a Muslim nation dominated by an Islamic legal structure kidnapping, conversion and marriage occurs frequently as well. I get updates of Muslims oppressing Christians from Christian Human Rights Activist and journalist Shamim Masih frequently. Pakistan also suffers just as Egypt from Muslims kidnapping Christians. Shamim relates the report of how Muslims threaten rioting and murder for a Muslim girl and a Christian young man falling in love and against the will of both sets of parents elope.

 

 

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By Shamim Masih

Sent: 2/17/2014 8:26 AM

 

ISLAMABAD: The formation of Pakistan (as religious extremist think) and the search for an Islamic identity are inextricably linked of the wider issues of global politics and the rise of Islamic fundamentalism has been a side-effect, and religious intolerance places the minorities of the country in a shaky position.

 

On February 11, young Christian Asim Saleem 22, (rickshaw driver) went to see his girlfriend, Sunair 20 of a Muslim background. He intended to marry her but his parents kept thwarting him and demanded that he should avoid her. The couple decided to take the bold step of cross-faith marriage a dangerous ambition in Pakistan, and got married that same day in the local court. Asim didn’t involve his parents while marrying the girl. So the couple eloped and travelled away from their families. On the very same day, religious leaders informed of the marriage by Sunair’s family went to the Christian community where Saleem lived and demanded recovery of the Muslim girl. Saleem and other community members were unaware of the elopement and marriage and requested some time to investigate, but they couldn’t find them during the given time period. Muslims under the leadership of Qari Sohail returned and warned the local people that if they could not produce the couple; a Muslim mob would return and sat ablaze their houses. They warned the residents that people would be executed in retribution.

 

A few terrified Christians found courage to inform the police about this critical situation and the rest fled to escape to the nearby place to save their life and their loved ones. The Police became alert and ready to suppress any violence. On Friday, 14 February, after Jumma prayer [Friday prayers in Islam], a large mob travelled to the Christian enclave intending to vandalize Nazarat Colony. However the local police surrounded the Christian houses of Nazarat Colony. Christian inhabitants of the said colony had already fled the homes for safety as soon as a precaution against further attempts.

 

In a bizarre twist of events, the police have filed a case against Asim Saleem, First Investigation Report (FIR) [Editor: A Google search turns up info about “First Information ReportHERE is the explanation] 114/14 under the section of abduction and enforced matrimony, PP 265-B. A further allegation has been made against him for theft of 54000 Rupees and 5 grams of gold. However these allegations are reportedly false. The police also arrested two Christian men, Bashir Masih 45 and Shaukat Masih 35 who are the cousins and the father of the accused. Both were allegedly tortured and forced to make a confession admitting to be involved in taking hostage the Muslim girl. The father of the accused died of a heart attack whilst in custody. The Investigation Officer (IO), Mohd Shabbir stated that the police kept these two for their own good and wellbeing. He advised that all action taken was for the safety of Christian community; for they have to show them that the administration has kept them to convince the extremists. Later they were released, with sore bodies.

 

Christians and Hindu girls are abducted, forcefully converted to Islam and married to influential Muslims, but police do not file any cases against [abducting] Muslims. Even the court does not support in this matter [of abduction and forced marriage]. But if a Muslim girl marries a Christian boy willingly, extremists arrive to vandalize the Christian communities. Is not this inhuman? 

 

Be Blessed,

Shamim Masih

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Edited by John R. Houk

Brackets in Shamim’s narrative indicate editorial additions including links.

 

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