Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Pakistan: Christian kidnapped, tortured for 2 years; false conversion to Islam

Catholic World News - August 19, 2011

A Pakistani Christian woman who was abducted in 2009 has escaped from her captor.

After Arifa Alfred, 27, was drugged and kidnapped in central Pakistan, she awoke and was shown papers stating that she had converted to Islam and married her captor. After two years of torture, she escaped on August 1.

“I am a Christian and have always remained steadfast in my Christian faith and continued to pray to Jesus Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary in my heart for liberation during these two years of imprisonment,” she said.

Following her escape, Alfred brought the matter to the attention of police. The police inspector praised her for converting to Islam and has not pursued the case. Alfred and her family now fear for their lives.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 2 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: hartwood01 - Aug. 22, 2011 1:53 PM ET USA

    What happens when one's homeland is hell.

  • Posted by: lauriem5377 - Aug. 20, 2011 6:38 PM ET USA

    Please pray for safety and comfort for this woman and her family.

Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

A joyful noise unto the Lord: Goal met! 4 hours ago
De Lubac’s notes on the Second Vatican Council, section 3 10 hours ago
Urgent! We need extra financial support between now and May 24th. May 22
What's wrong with these pictures? May 22
What can we learn from the dignity of military services? May 22

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days