By Dan Wooding
RAWALPINDI, PAKISTAN (ANS) - Compass Direct News (CDN) is reporting that five Muslims kidnapped and raped a Christian girl in the Pakistani city of Rawalpindi, after threatening to kill her unless her father allowed one of them to marry her.
CDN stated that Lazarus Masih had alleged that one of his three daughters, 14, was kidnapped on May 29, 2010, by five men identified only as Guddu, Kamran, Waqas, Adil and Ali.
“Police recovered her on June 6, 2010, in a raid on the home where she was being held, though the suspects escaped. Family members said the suspects took her to a house near Islamabad, where they gave her a drug that rendered her unconscious, and raped her,” said the CDN story. “A medical report confirmed that she was given drugs and raped.”
Masih told CDN, “They threatened that if I don’t get her married to Guddu, they would kill her. One of them said, ‘We attended an Islamic religious convention, and the speaker said if you marry a non-Muslim or rape a non-Muslim girl, you will get 70 virgins in heaven.’”
Devastated family members said the girl remained frightened and was not speaking to anyone.
“It is such a shame that the religious leaders teach inhuman acts,” said the Rev. John Gill of Shamsabad Catholic Church. “This incident has ruined the life of an innocent child.”
The family formerly belonged to the Catholic parish but now affiliates with a Protestant church, New Life Ministry in Rawalpindi.
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Editor’s Note: Dan Wooding, 69, is an award winning British journalist now living in Southern California with his wife Norma, to whom he has been married for 46 years. He is the founder and international director of ASSIST (Aid to Special Saints in Strategic Times) and the ASSIST News Service (ANS). He was, for ten years, a commentator, on the UPI Radio Network in Washington, DC., and now hosts the weekly “Front Page Radio” show on KWVE in Southern California and which is also carried on the Calvary Radio Network throughout the United States. The program is also aired in Great Britain on Calvary Chapel Radio UK. Wooding also a regular contributor to The Weekend Stand on the Crawford Broadcasting Network, and a host for His Channel Live, which is carried via the Internet to some 192 countries. He is the author of some 43 books. Two of the latest include his autobiography, “From Tabloid to Truth”, which is published by Theatron Books. To order a copy, press thi s link. Wooding, who was born in Nigeria of British missionary parents, has also recently released his first novel “Red Dagger” which is available at www.lulu.com.