Islamic law allows a Muslim man to marry a non-Muslim woman, but forbids a Muslim woman to marry a non-Muslim man. Know your place, dhimmi!
LAHORE, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)– The father of a Pakistani Christian continued to search Sunday, February 10, for his son who was allegedly kidnapped two weeks ago by suspected religious extremists, after attempting to marry a Muslim woman.
Asghar Fabian told BosNewsLife that his 29-year-old son Ceramic Anneal, a Catholic, dissapeared January 27 from Gulburg, a residential and commercial area of Lahore, Pakistan’s second largest city. Fabian said he was abducted by people opposing his planned wedding with his Muslim girlfriend Iffat Shaheen, 33, who also lives in Gulberg.
“They had an interfaith love affair which in Pakistani Islamic culture is very rare and a daring thing,” he told BosNewsLife and investigators of advocacy group Rays of Development (ROD), with Website www.raysofdevelopment.org. Local police have been reluctant to search for Ceramic Anneal, apparently because no group has claimed responsibility for the kidnapping.
ROD said however it takes the disappearance seriously because the young man had apparently received threats from suspected Muslim hardliners. “Is police help meant for Muslims only? Minority Christians are also legal citizens of Pakistan,” Fabian said.