Disturbing Trend in Pakistan: Christian Girls Raped, Forced to Convert to Islam

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Posted: Jun 16, 2011 10:08 AM
Disturbing Trend in Pakistan: Christian Girls Raped, Forced to Convert to Islam
There’s a disturbing trend emerging in Pakistan.

A growing number of Christian (and even Hindu) girls are being raped and forced to marry and convert to Islam, according to Agenzia Fides (the information service of the Pontifical Mission Societies) via Continental News.

Hundreds of cases are filed each year with many more going unreported out of victims’ fear. In most reported cases, authorities refuse to prosecute the offenders.

For example, 14-year-old Sidra Bibi was reportedly abducted, raped, and impregnated by a Muslim man in her Pakistani village. When she went to local police, they reportedly would not accept her complaint and refused to investigate the crime.

The article points to numerous other examples, most of young Christian girls who catch the eye of local Muslim men. So why the trend? The site explains:

“The Christian girls are the weakest and most vulnerable, because their communities are poor, defenseless and marginalized, therefore easily exposed to harassment and threats. Often they do not even have the courage to denounce the violence” one sister told Fides.

Fides said in a society that tolerates discrimination of religious minorities, especially of women, the dominate religion and related social position are used to impose tyranny.

This tragic story follows on the heels of another The Blaze reported on just last week, which featured a graphic video a Coptic Christian girl being sexually assaulted in an attempt to Islamicize her.

Earlier this month, The Blaze also covered allegations that Pakistani police refused to help a gang rape victim and that Pakistani clerics are seeking to have the Christian Bible banned.

And finally, this also comes as we’ve reported startling admissions by some radical Muslims that justify taking infidel sex slaves. (H/T Continental News)