"Not Illegal to Abduct and Convert Non-Muslims"
(Lahore, Pakistan) A 16-year-old Pakistani Christian girl, Samariya Nadeem, was kidnapped by a wealthy Muslim man and forced to marry him after conversion to Islam. Her family demands justice.
Police and the courts have failed so far to act and return the girl to her parents. The local Catholic Church has instead backed the family, condemning the "widespread practice" of kidnapping young Christian and Hindu women to marry them forcibly to Muslims and reduce them to a "state of slavery".[…]The practice of kidnapping and forcing marriage on young non-Muslim girls is reportedly very common in the Punjab region.
The family filed a complaint . . . with the police for the abduction reporting that Samariya was taken against her will and forced to marry the man.
So far, police have failed to pursue any legal action against the local wealthy Muslim landowner who abducted the girl because of the influence he wields. Police investigators were also unable to talk to the bruised and terrified victim.
Anonymous police sources confirmed that the girl was "abducted" and forced to marry.
However, an Islamic cleric involved in the affair said that it was "not illegal to abduct and convert non-Muslims".
My take? It's far from civilized behavior. Barbaric and primitive are more descriptive.