The minority Christian community in Pakistan is said to be outraged following the rape of a 12-year-old Christian girl in Lahore by two Muslim men. Christian advocates have said Muslims often use sexual violence as a means of controlling the Christian population, especially women and girls.
“In Pakistan rape is used as an instrument of arbitrary power over Christian girls, who come from poor and marginalized families. It is a form of violence that wants to reiterate the submission to Muslims. The rest of society is not outraged because the victims mostly belong to religious minorities, who are the most vulnerable. Rarely rapists are punished,” Christian lawyer Sardar Mushtaq Gill told Fides News Agency.
“Furthermore, rape victims face terrible difficulties; they do not receive adequate medical treatment for sexual assault. Many girls are traumatized and become depressed and in need of psychological assistance,” Gill added.
The girl, who worked along with her three sisters as a maid in the homes of middle class Muslim families, was reportedly raped earlier this month. She had been returning home from work with her older sister when she was kidnapped by two Muslim men and three women, who forced her inside a school and carried out the attack. The men have been identified as Ashraf Alias Achi and Ghaffor Alias Paida.
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More on the rape of Christian women and girls by Muslims in Iraq from Iraqi refugees in France here.
Five men have been indicted in connection with the death of Farzana Parveen a 25-year-old pregnant woman, who was killed by relatives in Pakistan. As reported by Glamour, Parveen was stoned to death by approximately 20 relatives in the city of Lahore.
As noted in the report, the case gained widespread media attention in part due to the killing taking place in a public sphere in front of onlookers.
Parveen’s father and four others were indicted by a Pakistani court for her death.
Read the rest: Five Men in Pakistan Indicted for Honor Killing.
A 30-year-old woman was bricked to death by her husband in the Sundar area on Tuesday.
The victim was identified as Bushra, wife of Javed alias Lara, a resident of Ali Hussainabad Loharanwala Kho, Sundar.
The police said accused Javed used to pressurise his wife, who worked in a local factory, to quit her job but she did not do so.
Read the rest: Pakistan Honor Killing: Husband Murders Wife for Not Quitting Job (h/t to thereligionofpeace.com)
According to Islamic doctrine, women have the right to work. BUT, the work must be suitable and the husband has the right to make his wife quit her job. The wife is totally subservient to the husband and must obey him in all matters.
Two teenage sisters have been shot dead in Pakistan for allegedly dancing in the rain.
Sisters Noor Basra, 15, Noor Sheza, 16, and their mother, Noshehra, were shot dead by five gunmen after a video of the two girls enjoying the rain shower in traditional dress spread throughout their conservative northern town.
The sisters’ stepbrother is now being blamed for ordering their deaths on June 23 in an effort to restore the family’s “honor” six months after the video surfaced.
That 22-year-old stepbrother, Khutore, has since been arrested for carrying out the attack according to police
Read the rest: Muslim Girls in Pakistan Murdered for Dancing in the Rain (h/t to thereligionofpeace.com)
The playing of music, singing and dancing in Islam are disputed. Some Islamic religious scholars say they are permitted (halal) but only in certain settings, like festivals and at weddings. Others say participation must be gender-separate. These activities are not considered arts, but entertainment. Read for yourself what the Muslims say here, here, here and here.
The dancing-for-sheer-joy that the sisters were doing is haram (not-permitted) since it was an expression of their own emotions and was not for an Islamic event. Since it could be seen by men on a video, the girls dishonored their family. Watch the video. They are lovely young women who dance exquisitely and have the exuberance of youth. Now they are dead.
New information on the horrific deaths of a newlywed couple by the bride’s immediate family have emerged today. Children were forced to watch as the bride’s mother, father, grandfather and uncles, slit the newlywed’s throats and let them bleed to death in this honor killing according to the National Post on June 29.
This was considered a lesson not to marry against your parents’’ wishes to the girls in this Pakistan village where the grisly murders took place. This newlywed couple fell in love and married for love, but the bride’s family was dead against this union.
Media outlets, like CNN originally reported that the newlyweds were beheaded, but their throats were slit and they bled to death in front of a crowd. At one point someone in the crowd said the children should be sent away but the bride’s father told them to stay and watch the killings. The father said that “they should learn what would happen to them if they married someone of their own choice.”
Read the rest: Kids Forced to Watch Honor Killing in Pakistan. More here: Newlywed Killed by Own Family in Pakistan Honor Killing. And here.
Brothers of a woman, who married for love without the consent of her family, shot and stabbed to death her husband and left her injured in an attack on their house in Latifabad Unit No12 on Sunday, said police.
A-Section police station SHO Sikandar Bhatti said that Nabeel, 25, and Samina Rani Rao, 22, daughter of Idrees, who were neighbours married in court on Feb 4 without the consent of the girl’s family and fled to Karachi after the wedlock for fear of the family’s backlash. They had been in hiding since the marriage.
Read the rest: Honor Killing in Pakistan (h/t to Pamela Geller)
The day after Palm Sunday, on the outskirts of the city of Sailkot in Pakistan, 7-year-old Sara Masih, the daughter of a poor Christian family, headed to a corner store a few blocks from her home to buy some chips and chocolate. Sara is the darling of her church’s children’s ministry, according to a family friend, “just a little angel.”
On her way out, a young man stopped her and at first offered her gifts to come with him, but then grabbed her and hustled her to an abandoned apartment building nearby. Three other men went in with him.
A neighbor, a Muslim woman, noticed the group entering the building and again as they left a few hours later—without Sara. She went over and found the child in an empty room, unresponsive, bloody, and with a broken leg. She found Sara’s parents, who took the girl to a hospital. She bled for days, and doctors confirmed that she had been repeatedly raped.
Read the rest: Pakistani Muslim Men Rape 7-Year-Old Girl
It’s good to know that these disgusting low-life pedophiless are going to jail, but is justice really served here?
A policeman, charged by his teenage wife of chopping off her nose and keeping her in wrongful confinement for many days, was arrested by police and sent to prison by a local magistrate on Sunday.
Shahida, a victim of child marriage, claimed that she was only seven when she was married to the suspect, Sahibzada, a constable of special police. She alleged that her husband used to torture her on different pretexts.
The 17-year-old mother a child managed to escape from the residence of her husband at Manja area in Kabal tehsil in injured condition on Thursday.
Read the rest: Pakistani Man Chops of Child Bride’s Nose
A Pakistani woman who survived an attack by relatives who tried to kill her for marrying for love told Reuters on Friday that she feared for her life and appealed for protection.
Saba Maqsood, 18, survived being shot and thrown in a canal by her family on Thursday, weeks after the “honor killing” of another woman in Pakistan drew worldwide condemnation.
Maqsood angered her family by marrying the man of her choice a few days ago in the Punjabi city of Gujranwala – an act of defiance in a conservative part of Pakistan where women are expected to agree to arranged marriages.
“Even though police provided me with security, I fear that my family will try to kill me and my husband,” Maqsood, still weak after being shot twice in the cheek and right hand, told Reuters by telephone from her hospital bed.
“I appeal to the chief minister and authorities to take serious notice of this attack on me and take necessary action for our security.”
Police said Maqsood was attacked and shot by her father, uncle, brother and aunt, and thrown into the waterway in the city of Hafizabad in Punjab province on Thursday.
Read the rest: Honor Killing Survivor Fears for her Life
Over the past few weeks, girls and their supporters have been holding protests in remote areas of Pakistan’s troubled Balochistan province, where dozens of schools have been forced to close due to threats from extremists.
Threatening girls to stop them from going to school is nothing new in Pakistan – Malala Yousafzai’s case is just the most infamous example – but it now seems to be spreading to parts of the country that had previously been spared.
Two weeks ago, all private schools in Balochistan’s districts of Panjgur and Turbat were forced to close after being threatened by a hitherto unknown group called “Tenzeem Islami Al-Furqan” (“the Organisation of Islam for the Koran”). These shadowy extremists, much like the Taliban or Boko Haram in Nigeria, say they are against “Western education” for girls.
Read the rest: Islamists in Pakistan Force Girls from School.