Pakistan (MNN) — In Pakistan, thousands of women are being forced to convert to Islam each year. Many of these women are Christians and are usually forcibly converted by marriage.
These marriages aren’t a mutual agreement between husband and wife. Instead, young women, usually between the ages of 12 and 25, are kidnapped or abducted.
The kidnapper, in some cases along with associates, then abuses and threatens the girl until she commits to Islam. After her conversion, she is married to the abductor or one of his accomplices.
The persecution doesn’t end after the wedding, though. These forced brides are often abused and pressured by the husband and his family to claim the conversion was voluntary. That way, if the case is ever taken to court, the family has nothing to fear from the young woman.
Because the cases don’t get anywhere in court, all too often police and other local authorities ignore these cases.
That’s why Voice of the Martyrs Canada is spreading the Word of God across the world. In situations like these, the love of Jesus Christ is the most consoling comfort they can experience.
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