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Pakistan: hundreds of Christian girls forced to convert to Islam

Catholic World News - April 14, 2011

Citing several examples, the Fides news agency reports that hundreds of Christian girls in Pakistan have been abducted, forced to convert to Islam, and raped or forced into marriages.

“The Christian girls are the weakest and most vulnerable, because their communities are poor, defenseless and marginalized, therefore easily exposed to harassment and threats,” said a nun who hides girls who have escaped their captors. Often they do not even have the courage to denounce the violence.”

“The trend is worrying,” she added. “There are hundreds of cases a year registered, and those that come to light are only a fraction.”

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  • Posted by: ellemk5093 - Apr. 15, 2011 7:39 AM ET USA

    I agree so very much New sister with your post. Let's not forget our sister in Christ Asia Bibi held unjustly in jail for some time now. Pray for her & her family.

  • Posted by: New Sister - Apr. 14, 2011 1:34 PM ET USA

    Were such atrocities perpetrated against Muslims, the media would cover it broadly; the current US administration, the Arab League, EU, and most certainly the UN would leap into action to denounce and stop it… will we hear a even a peep from any one of these organizations in defense of these horribly persecuted Christians?

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