Pakistan: wealthy Christians kidnapped to fund al-Qaida
September 07, 2011
Wealthy Pakistanis, including Christians, are being kidnapped by members of al-Qaida in order to gain ransom money for funding their operations, according to the national director of the Pontifical Mission Societies.
Citing the case of Irvin John--a Karachi layman who was kidnapped and released following a ransom payment--Father Mario Rodrigues said that “we are all exposed to this risk,” which has reached “alarming dimensions.”
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