I et kristent mindretal bortføres pigerne, de voldtages, så de bliver gravide, de tvinges til at “omvende sig” til muhamedanismen, og så siger “Retten”, at alt er foregået korrekt.
Efter bogen, så at sige.
Jeg sidder tilbage, og kan ikke gøre andet end at tage oplysningen til efterretning, uanset hvor meget jeg føler med de stakkels piger. Det er en sindssyg verden, vi efterhånden lever i.
Update 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, for 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 that 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”. 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.
Update: Compass Direct News har mere om sagen. Det viser sig, at pigerne ikke selv har fået lov at udtale sig – så det er langt fra sikkert, at de er konverteret. Men for den islamiske “dommer” er to muhamedanske mænds udsagn tilstrækkeligt til at fratage forældrene deres forældrerettigheder, og pigerne deres ret til at bestemme over sig selv.
A Pakistani couple has appealed a court decision to award custody of their two daughters, 10 and 13, to the children’s alleged kidnappers. The court based its custody decision on the girls’ conversion to Islam.
Judge Main Naeem Sardar ruled Saturday (July 12) that Saba Masih, 13, and Aneela Masih, 10, had become Muslims, invalidating their Christian parents’ right to legal guardianship.
“He said that because the parents are Christians and because the girls told the court that they adopted Islam, their relationship has ceased,” lawyer Rashid Rehman of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) told Compass. Under a common interpretation of Islamic law, a Christian cannot have custody of a Muslim. (Heller ikke, hvis det er ens egne børn!!! AL)
According to the HRCP’s most recent annual report on human rights in Pakistan, “crime against children, especially kidnapping,” remains a serious problem. In Muzaffargarh district, where Aneela and Saba Masih lived, 24 children were freed in March 2007 from a “mini-jail” at an Islamic seminary, where they had been tortured and sodomized, the HRCP reported.
According to Rehman, religious minorities are an easy target for kidnappers both because they are typically underprivileged and because of religious bias against them.
“Local police and judges have their subconscious mindset that if you help Muslims [in such cases], it’s a very noble cause and a very religious cause,” the lawyer said.
Christians make up less than 2 percent of Pakistan’s 168 million citizens.