Hope For Kidnapped Pakistan Christian Teenager, Group Says

By Jawad Mazhar, BosNewsLife Special Correspondent reporting from Pakistan

There is concern over the situation of Christian women and girls in Pakistan.
There is concern over the situation of Christian women and girls in Pakistan.


LAHORE, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Christian rights activists were hopeful Wednesday, March 11, that they would be able to "free" a Christian teenager who was allegedly abducted by a Muslim man last year in Pakistan's Punjab province, and forced to marry him.

Advocacy group ‘Christian Legal Aid Assistance and Settlement’ (CLAAS) told BosNewsLife that a local court has ordered police to launch a criminal investigation against the abductors of 13-year-old Saba Younis and her sister, Anila Younis, 10.

Anila was recently allowed to return to her parents after several hearings initiated by CLAAS, but Saba remains with her Muslim husband Amjad Ali after telling a court she had embraced Islam.

CLAAS investigators believe Saba made the declaration under duress and have argued that marrying a 13-year-old girl is illegal in Pakistan. Her age was apparently "changed" into 17 during court procedures.

Saba and her younger sister were reportedly abducted from their village of Chak Munda in southern Punjab on June 26 while visiting an uncle.

MUSLIM MEN

Two Muslim men, identified as Muhammad Arif Bajwa and Muhammad Arif Ashraf allegedly offered to drive them to their uncle’s home, but instead brought them to another location where the girls were forced to "recant Christianity", said CLAAS Chief Joseph Francis, who also runs the Pakistan Christian National Party.

Anila has reportedly disclosed that one of the suspects has links with groups involved in human trafficking, especially girls.

Local police initially refused to support the girls' mother Ruth Rukhsana and their father Younis Masih, an impoverished Christian worker, in their efforts to find the abducters and release the children, CLAAS said.

However amid pressure from rights investigators attitudes changed. "We have secured the release of one of the two girls and by the grace of Jesus Christ we will successfully set free the other girl," Francis said. He said he has appealed "to the Christian worldwide to pray for Saba who is in the hands of Muslim men."

MORE CASES

This is no isolated case. There have been reports of kidnappings of several Christian women and girls in Pakistan. Among several incidents in January, news emerged that police freed two Christian teenage girls who were kidnapped, sold to other men as sex slaves, and forced into Islam by two radical Muslims.

Last month a 13-year old impoverished Christian girl in Pakistan's Punjab province was recovering after she was gang raped at gun point by five Islamic extremists, her family told BosNewsLife.

Family members, speaking on condition that the girl's name would not be identified, said the incident happened February 7 in a village of the Sangla Hill area when she went out to dump trash and relief herself, as most Pakistani villages have no toilets at home. (With reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos).

2 thoughts on “Hope For Kidnapped Pakistan Christian Teenager, Group Says”

  1. As long as the Muslim population remains around or under 2% in any given country, they will be for the most part be regarded as a peace-loving minority, and not as a threat to other citizens. This is the case in:
    United States — Muslim 0.6%
    Australia — Muslim 1.5%
    Canada — Muslim 1.9%
    China — Muslim 1.8%
    Italy — Muslim 1.5%
    Norway — Muslim 1.8%
    At 2% to 5%, they begin to proselytize from other ethnic minorities and disaffected groups, often with major recruiting from the jails and
    among street gangs. This is happening in:
    Denmark — Muslim 2%
    Germany — Muslim 3.7%
    United Kingdom — Muslim 2.7%
    Spain — Muslim 4%
    Thailand — Muslim 4.6%
    From 5% on, they exercise an inordinate influence in proportion to
    their percentage of the population. For example, they will push for the
    introduction of halal (clean by Islamic standards) food, thereby
    securing food preparation jobs for Muslims.
    They will increase pressure on supermarket chains to feature halal on their shelves — along with threats for failure to comply.
    This is occurring in:
    France — Muslim 8%
    Philippines — Muslim 5%
    Sweden — Muslim 5%
    Switzerland — Muslim 4.3%
    The Netherlands — Muslim 5.5%
    Trinidad & Tobago — Muslim 5.8%
    At this point, they will work to get the ruling government to allow
    them to rule themselves (within their ghettos) under Sharia, the Islamic
    Law. The ultimate goal of Islamists is to establish Sharia law over the
    entire world.
    When Muslims approach 10% of the population, they tend to increase
    lawlessness as a means of complaint about their conditions. In Paris ,
    we are already seeing car-burnings.
    Any non-Muslim action offends Islam, and results in uprisings and
    threats, such as in Amsterdam , with opposition to Mohammed cartoons and
    films about Islam. Such tensions are seen daily, particularly in Muslim
    sections, in:
    Guyana — Muslim 10%
    India — Muslim 13.4%
    Israel — Muslim 16%
    Kenya — Muslim 10%
    Russia — Muslim 15%
    After reaching 20% , nations can expect hair-trigger rioting, jihad militia formations, sporadic killings, and the burnings of Christian churches and Jewish synagogues, such as in:
    Ethiopia — Muslim 32.8%
    At 40% , nations experience widespread massacres, chronic terror attacks, and ongoing militia warfare, such as in:
    Bosnia — Muslim 40%
    Chad — Muslim 53.1%
    Lebanon — Muslim 59.7%
    From 60% , nations experience unfettered persecution of non-believers
    of all other religions (including non-conforming Muslims), sporadic
    ethnic cleansing (genocide), use of Sharia Law as a weapon, and Jizya,
    the tax placed on infidels, such as in:
    Albania — Muslim 70%
    Malaysia — Muslim 60.4%
    Qatar — Muslim 77.5%
    Sudan — Muslim 70%*
    After 80% , expect daily intimidation and violent jihad, some State-run ethnic cleansing, and even some genocide, as these nations drive out the infidels, and move toward 100% Muslim, such as has been experienced and in some ways is on-going in:
    Bangladesh — Muslim 83%
    Egypt — Muslim 90%
    Gaza — Muslim 98.7%
    Indonesia — Muslim 86.1%
    Iran — Muslim 98%
    Iraq — Muslim 97%
    Jordan — Muslim 92%
    Morocco — Muslim 98.7%
    Pakistan — Muslim 97%
    Palestine — Muslim 99%
    Syria — Muslim 90%
    Tajikistan — Muslim 90%
    Turkey — Muslim 99.8%
    United Arab Emirates — Muslim 96%
    100% will usher in the peace of ‘Dar-es-Salaam’ — the Islamic House of Peace. Here there’s supposed to be peace, because everybody is a Muslim, the Madrasses are the only schools, and the Koran is the only word, such as in:
    Afghanistan — Muslim 100%
    Saudi Arabia — Muslim 100%
    Somalia — Muslim 100%
    Yemen — Muslim 100%
    Unfortunately, peace is never achieved, as in these 100% states the
    most radical Muslims intimidate and spew hatred, and satisfy their blood
    lust by killing less radical Muslims, for a variety of reasons.

  2. If Muslims want bigger population they should stop bombing each other rather than kidnap helpless girls like cowards!

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