* Correction: girls, not women. In this case the girls were 10 and 13!
* Â Muhammedans have 1400 years of tradition in kidnapping and rape and are unlikely toÂ abandonÂ the practice anytime soon. Besides, the rape of infidel women is sanctioned in the Koran and the sunnah, the meshugga ‘prophet’ practised it and encouraged his murdering, marauding compagnons to do the same. Since Muhmmad (Â uswa hasana, al insan al kamil….)Â was the perfect man who has given the ummah ‘a beautiful pattern of conduct’, we will see more of this.Â
Pakistan: Â Muslim “judge” rules kidnapped Christian girls “converted to Islam and cannot return home”
UpdateÂ about the adolescent girls who were kidnapped and forced into conversion. Seems they did so “voluntarily.” “Kidnapped Christian girls, judge ratifies marriage and conversion,” by Qaiser Felix, forÂ Asian News, July 16:
The district of Muzaffargarh rules in favour of the Muslims, rejecting the request from the family that wants to bring home the two sisters – 13 and 10 years old – kidnapped last June 26. Christian associations charge that they could end up as prostitutes.
Islamabad (AsiaNews) – District judge Mian Muhammad Naeem, of the section of Muzaffargarh, has ruled thatÂ the two Christian sisters “have converted in a legitimate manner to Islam”, and for this reason they cannot be “restored to their family of origin”.Â Setting aside the request from their father to regain custody of his daughters, the judge also admitted the “validity” of the marriage of the girls to two Muslims.
Saba Younas, aged 13, and her sister Anila [aged 10] were kidnapped last June 26 in the village of Chowk Munda, in the province of Punjab, where they had gone to visit their uncle, Khalid Raheel. This is the same uncle who in recent days reported their kidnapping, asking for help from news organisations and human rights groups. According to Raheel’s account, a Muslim fruit vendor named Muhammad Arif Bajwa kidnapped the girls, and then handed them over to a friend, Falak Sher Gill, who then organised the marriage between his own son and the older of the Christian sisters, Saba. In court, moreover, father and son both stressed the “complete willingness of the girl to contract marriage”.
The girls’ uncle does not conceal his preoccupation, and denounces to AsiaNews that the Muslims involved in the kidnapping are acting as a “gang”, recruiting the girls in order to “make them work in a bordello”. This alarm has also been heard by the Catholic commission for justice and peace (NCJP) in the country, which confirms the words of Khalid Raheel:Â the kidnappers are believed to be human traffickers linked to prostitution, known to the police and under the protection of some local politicians.Â “For these unscrupulous people”, charges Naeem Asghar, local coordinator of the NCJP, marriage is a pretence in order to control the girls, run their lives and exploit them for their own business purposes”.
|By BosNewsLife Asia Service|
The decision to pursue further court action in Pakistan’s Punjab province, seeking custody of 13-year-old Saba Masih, came after her younger sister, Aneela, testified they were subjected to rapes and forced conversion to Islam, Christians and right watchers said.Â
Since her recent release Aneela Masih has told her uncle, Khalid Raheel, previously unknown details of the sisters’ capture, according to the Centre forÂ Legal AidÂ Assistance and Settlement (CLAAS).
Aneela Masih allegedly told Raheel that while at a fruit stand she and her sister were taken away in June by taxi and raped. After being tied up and locked in a room, the two were forced to make professions of Islamic faith, CLAAS said.Â
She reportedly described how “the pistol-toting captors” threatened the girls with death and told them their parents would also be killed if the sisters did not do everything asked of them. “These poor little kids, they threatened them,” said Akbar Durrani, a lawyer from CLAAS who fought in court on the sisters’ behalf, in a published statement. “She said they were terrified.”Â
The Lahore High Court’s Multan Bench reportedly awarded custody of Saba Masih to her alleged kidnapper, last month,Â and ordered him to pay a 100,000 Rupees ($1,309) as a “guarantee” and “surety bond” for her.
CLAAS said the case is the latest in a series of incidents. “In 2005, Rina, Oosha and Reema were granted one hour to meet their parents but in the end the abductors allowed only 15 minutes and after that, the parents never heard any news of their daughters,” the group said.
Earlier, “in 1998, three minor Christian girls, Nadia, 15, Naima, 13, and Nabila, 11, of Rawalpindi near Islamabad, were kidnapped and forcibly converted to Islam. The court sided with the Muslim abductors and ruled that “since the girls have become Muslim therefore their Christian parents cannot have their custody,” CAA said in a statement seen by BosNewsLife. “They were then sent to a house for destitute women where they were later married to Muslim men.”
CLAAS suggested there have been similar cases across the country. “Forced conversion is a threat to Christian women and girls working especially in Muslim households or small factories, where some have reportedly been abducted, raped, forced to convert to Islam and then forced to marry to Muslims,” the group said.Â
“Victims are not allowed to convert back to their original religion. Nor are they allowed to maintain contact with their non-Muslim relatives, not even their parents. They are instead kept under strict custody,” CLAAS added.
It said that non-Muslim women are often “regarded as infidels and their conversion to Islam is considered a noble deed among more hard-line Islamic groups.”Â (With reporting by BosNewsLife’s Stefan J. Bos).