Pakistani Christian Teenager Reveals She was Kidnapped, Beaten, Raped, and Forced to Convert to Islam
Amanda CasanovaReligious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2016 Apr 06
A 15-year-old Pakistani teenager was taken from her home, raped and forced to convert from Christianity to Islam last year.
According to Christian Today, Komal was abused and forced to marry one of her rapists and eventually became pregnant.
However, throughout her ordeal, Komal said that she continued to have faith Jesus would rescue her.
In February, she escaped.
"Before sun rise, I managed to sneak away from the house to an urban area after walking about five hours. I begged for money from the people there to cover a bus fare and was able to reach my home after sunset on the same day.
"I am thankful for this mercy and the miracle of rejoining my parents now. I couldn't stop crying when I hugged my parents and family for the first time," she said.
Komal was taken from her bed late one night in 2015.
"The armed men brutally beat the entire family and threatened them [with] severe consequences if they shouted for help," she said.
"Then, the kidnappers dragged me from my mother's lap to their car in the street. My eyes and mouth were covered with a piece of cloth and they took me to [an] unknown place where five of them raped me in front of each other, taking turns."
She was abused for months and forced to marry one of her captors even though she wasn’t 18.
"I did not want this to happen, however, I had no other option because they threatened to kill my parents if I did not obey. Therefore, they forcefully married me to a Muslim and converted me to Islam.
According to ChristianToday.com, about 700 Christian women and girls are abducted each year.
Publication date: April 6, 2016