Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Pakistan: Catholic woman, kidnapped and forced to convert to Islam, escapes

Catholic World News - January 25, 2012

A young Pakistani Catholic woman, kidnapped and forced to marry her abductor and convert to Islam, has escaped after a decade and returned to her family.

When Nadia Babi was abducted at the age of 15 in Punjab, police ignored her parents’ complaints. Fearful for the lives of her family members, she later testified that she married her abductor voluntarily. After she returned to her parents, her abductor and other armed men threatened to kidnap her sister. Her family has now fled, and Nadia and her sister are in hiding.

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!

Progress toward our September expenses ($20,516 to go):
$35,000.00 $14,483.73
59% 41%
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 1 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: rpp - Jan. 25, 2012 3:01 PM ET USA

    If it were not for the fact that lives are at sake, this would be a "dog bites man" story. Sadly, though, people are killed and lives are destroyed by these (extreme?) Mohammedans. The real questions is why are these men going outside of their own strict religion for a "wife"? Are they just looking to scratch an itch.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Targeting the Pope? 2 hours ago
Gregory the Great, Christ, the Church and the Soul in the Song of Songs 4 hours ago
New Ebook on Renewal and Evangelization September 15
More evidence that you can't trust the Pill September 15
Did Cardinal McCarrick compare Allah to the Trinity? September 15

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days