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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.

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  • 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.

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