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Pakistan: young convert to Christianity kidnapped by militants

Catholic World News - June 24, 2013

Aman Ullah, a 16-year-old Muslim who converted to Christianity in Pakistan, was abducted on May 25. “He was outgoing; he made public statements and gave his testimony,” said John Taimoor, president of Crossbearers Ministry, who recalled that Ullah had memorized St. John’s Gospel and St. Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians. “We don’t know which of the 32 different Taliban groups operating both in Afghanistan and Pakistan is responsible.” “If a young Muslim converts to Christianity in Pakistan, he is forced to live in hiding,” added Father Mario Rodrigues, who leads Catholic youth ministry in Karachi. “Every Muslim might feel compelled to kill him. The change of religion is not punished by the civil law; it is punishable by Islamic law. For this reason cases of Muslim conversion to Christianity are very rare and some convert in secret.”

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