The Christian parents of a 6-year-old girl in Pakistan who was beaten and raped by a Muslim have been threatened by local imams with the rape of their other daughters and with financial ruin if they proceed with a legal case, according to the advocacy group British Pakistani Christians,
It’s one of many such cases cited in a report highlighted by Raymond Ibrahim, a senior fellow at the Gatestone Institute, the David Horowitz Freedom Center and the Middle East Forum.
He points out that studies from as recently as 2019 show “around 1,000 girls from (Christian and other) religious minorities are forcibly converted to Islam every year. The numbers might [even] be higher as many cases are not even reported.”
The typical pattern is a Muslim kidnaps a young Christian girl, assaults and rape her. Then when confronted, the perpetrator produces a coerced or forged statement from the girl declaring she “converted” to Islam and “married” her attacker. Sometimes the girls are killed.
One human rights activist cited in the British Pakistani Christians report said that in “any other nation the perpetrators would be arrested, convicted for murder and sentenced for a long term.” (Read more from “Report: Epidemic of Muslims Kidnapping, Raping Christian Girls” HERE)