The Washington-DC based human rights group, International Christian Concern (ICC)
has learned that two Christian girls in Pakistan have finally been rescued after two Muslim men kidnapped them two months ago, raped them repeatedly, forcibly converted them to Islam, and sold them to other men as sex slaves.
Sisters Parvisha, 18, and Sanam, 14 received a call in November 2008 from their neighbor, Muhammad Irfan, offering them training in cosmetology and jobs in his beauty salon. Parvisha, the oldest of seven children, convinced her father, Pastor Sharif Alam, to allow her to take the opportunity so that she could help support their struggling family. Irfan told the girls that he would come to pick them up since they did not know where his shop was.
Irfan picked the girls up with another man, Muhammed Mehboob, drove them away and drugged the drinks from the sisters. After drugging them heavily they found themselves locked in a small hotel room almost 500 miles away from home.
At night both men raped the girls.
The next day they drove the sisters to Mehboob's brother-in-law and in his house and they repeatedly raped both girls over several days.
After this nightmare the girls were taken to an Islamic religious school where they were forced to convert to Islam, and were given Muslim names.
Then they were taken to a local law office where they met two lawyers. Irfan and Mehboob told them the girls needed a government run shelter home for women, for embracing Islam.
Because they had no place to spend the night the "lawyers" took the girls to stay with their family.
They took the girls to their apartment and gave them a place to sleep. When the girls slept one of them was placed in another room where she was raped again. While she was crying and yelling for help Sanam woke up and ran into the room of Parvisha and saw both lawyers inserting electrical equipment into Parvisha's private parts.
While Sanam was looking for a weapon she could use to defend her sister, she saw a cell phone lying on the table, grabbed the phone and dialed the emergency mobile police number. Within no time the police arrived and arrested Kokab Sahab-Ul-Din. An FIR was registered against him. Parvisha was immediately taken to the hospital. Sanam called her father from the police station, informing him of the situation. The father rushed to Karachi to bring his daughters back home.
Pastor Alam then contacted a Christian legal group called CLAAS for help, the team visited the family at their home. While they were still talking to the victims and their family a large crowd of about 35 people gathered outside the house. They chanted for the pastor TO HAND THE NEW "CONVERTED" GIRLS over to the custody of local Muslim authorities.
The crowd quickly became hostile and started throwing bricks and stones at Pastor Alam's house. When Pastor Alam and a representative of CLAAS went out to talk to the crowd, someone SHOT at them but hit a bystander. Immediately, Pastor Alam called the local police, but not before the mob had seized Pastor Alam's son Sheraz and severly beat him. The police arrived as the angry mob was trying to break into Pastor Alam's house and dispersed the crowd, arresting three people responsible for the attack.
Since then, Pastor Alam has reported that his son in-law, Stiam Akram Khokhar, has been missing. He believes that the Irfan and Mehboob are responsible and are threatening him to back off the case.
On January 2, both girls gave official statements to the local Magistrate. They stated that they were abducted from their home, raped and then forcibly converted to Islam, and that they want to live and die as Christians and at no cost will leave their family.