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Pakistani Christian children under attack; rape, murder, kidnapping are common

Catholic World News - August 27, 2012

The Fides news service has called attention to “a long trail of Christian children killed for different reasons” in Pakistan, as well as many incidents of young Christians kidnapped, raped, and enslaved.

The common denominator in these horrible cases, Fides notes, is an attitude among Pakistan’s Muslims: “Christian children are considered ‘goods’ and deprived of their dignity.”

Roughly 700 Christian girls a year are kidnapped and coerced to convert to Islam, usually so that they can be married to Muslim men. Some young Christians have evidently been used as unwilling organ donors. Others are punished out of contempt for their Christian faith. Authorities in Pakistan have been notoriously slow to respond to threats to the Christian minority.

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  • Posted by: rpp - Aug. 27, 2012 3:56 PM ET USA

    The only difference I see between these horrific atrocities and what the Obama administration is attempting to do is little more than a matter of degree, and, possibly, timing.

  • Posted by: Justin8110 - Aug. 27, 2012 2:09 PM ET USA

    And all of this evil flows from Islam itself, the source of it. Non Muslims are second class citizens in Islamic societies at best. Father John Hardon was right when he said that "Islam is the biggest threat" to Christianity and not Communism.

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