Friday, August 16, 2019

Pakistan: “Every year at least a thousand girls are kidnapped, raped, and forced to convert to Islam” - Christine Douglass-Williams, Jihad Watch

https://www.jihadwatch.org/2019/08/pakistan-every-year-at-least-a-thousand-girls-are-kidnapped-raped-and-forced-to-convert-to-islam

Pakistan: “Every year at least a thousand girls are kidnapped, raped, and forced to convert to Islam”

The brutal persecution of young Christian girls in Pakistan is ongoing, and largely ignored by “feminists” and fake human rights activists, who call it “Islamophobic” to shed light on such atrocities:
The Pontifical charity, Aid to the Church in Need, is sounding the alarm on the plight of young Christian women, and even teenagers, in Pakistan who are forced to convert to Islam. “Every year at least a thousand girls are kidnapped, raped, and forced to convert to Islam, even forced to marry their tormentors,” according to Tabassum Yousaf, a Catholic lawyer linked to the St. Egidio Community.
The Catholic lawyer Tabassum Yousaf “says the West and the international media ‘can do much to safeguard religious minorities in Pakistan.’”
They certainly can, but they generally ignore the plight of these innocent people.
“Christian women forced to convert to Islam in Pakistan,” by Mario Schiavone, Newsbook, August 12, 2019:
The Pontifical charity, Aid to the Church in Need, is sounding the alarm on the plight of young Christian women, and even teenagers, in Pakistan who are forced to convert to Islam.
“Every year at least a thousand girls are kidnapped, raped, and forced to convert to Islam, even forced to marry their tormentors,” according to Tabassum Yousaf, a Catholic lawyer linked to the St. Egidio Community.
To draw attention to the issue, the papal foundation ACN is hosting a press conference in Karachi next Thursday, which will see the attendance of Cardinal Joseph Coutts and several Muslim leaders.
The phenomenon of forced conversions hits Pakistan’s religious minorities, especially Christians and Hindus.
Better legal protection
In just one case, last month, a 14-year-old Christian girl was abducted in Lahore and forced to marry her kidnapper. Police later informed her parents that a conversion certificate had been registered for her.
Though current Pakistani law sets the legal marriage age at 16 for girls, ACN is pushing for it to be changed to 18.
The Catholic charity is also advocating for better legal protections against kidnappings and forced conversions for religious minorities. Families of victims often face an uphill battle in court when taking on perpetrators of forced conversions.
Media attention
The press conference on Thursday falls close to the national Minorities Day, which was held on August 11.
Ms. Yousaf, the Catholic lawyer, says the West and the international media “can 
do much to safeguard religious minorities in Pakistan.”…
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Christine Douglass-Williams
Christine Douglass-Williams is a nine-time international award-winning broadcast journalist and author of the book The Challenge of Modernizing IslamShe is a former Director with the Canadian Race Relations Foundation, appointed by the Harper Conservative government, but terminated by the Trudeau government for her writings against political Islam on Jihad Watch. She was also an advisor to the Conservative Government’s Office of Religious Freedom, shut down by the Trudeau Liberal government.
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