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Pakistan: Christian children are being given Islamic names to avoid abuse

Pakistan: Christian children are being given Islamic names to avoid abuse

Country: 
Pakistan
News Date: 
25/10/2019
Lancastrian
Summary: 

Christian children are robbed of a childhood in Pakistan. Their parents are so fearful of their children violating Pakistan’s barbaric blasphemy laws that they  to walk on pins and needles so as to not be accused.

“If they write anything or misspell anything to do with the prophet Muhammad, they can be in serious danger,” one parent told International Christian Concern. “In fact, the other side of this is that they are made to answer questions saying what a wonderful man he was.”

Another problem Christian children experience, particularly if they live in predominantly Muslim areas, is that “they don’t have many friends to play with. Even a cricket game can be risky, she said — particularly since the blasphemy laws are being used to settle grudges.” Many parents are now opting to conceal their children’s religion in order to avoid the harsh consequences for bogus blasphemy charges.

“Pakistani Christian Children Given Islamic Name to Avoid Abuse,”